January 2019
Summit Public Art Update
The mission of Summit Public Art (SPA) is bringing art to public spaces in Summit . We hope you'll find within these emails something that piques your interest, or helps you see the art around town with fresh eyes. If you find the information in this email of value, please forward to your Summit-area friends. Thank you for your support of public art in our community.
Self-Guided Tours of Summit's Public Art
Broadway Boogie at City Hall
Grounding Sky on the Green
Cloudscape in Promenade Park
Shake off the winter doldrums with a walking tour of Summit's public art. It's the perfect way to get an extra bit of exercise while running errands in town. We currently are hosting five works by acclaimed public artists, plus an installation created by Summit High School art students that will add a bit of sunshine to your winter days.

Your tour can start at City Hall with a view of Broadway Boogie by Jason Peters (shown above). Walk east down Springfield Avenue to see Kate Dodd's Cloudscape in Promenade Park (shown above). Continue down Springfield Avenue and take a right onto Beechwood Road for a viewing of Shaping the Essence by Jorge Wellesley (shown below) in Lyric Park. From there you can cut through the train station (especially if it's really cold outside!) or walk around it to the Village Green to see Dan Fenelon's and the Summit High School art students' installation The Spirit of Summit outside the train station. Cross over Broad Street to complete your walking tour with Grounding Sky by Tadashi Hashimoto (shown above) and Color Field by Shelley Parriott.

More information on guided walking tours, including a map, is available on our website
Artist Mentor Selected for 2019 RAMP UP Program
Details are falling into place for this year's RAMP UP program. This will be the second year for RAMP UP, a Rising Artist Mentorship Program designed specifically for Summit High School students who are considering the visual arts as a career path. 
Jorge Wellesley has been selected as the artist mentor for the Summit High School art students. Jorge is the creator of Shaping the Essence currently residing in Lyric Park (shown below). Students are to begin working with Jorge on this year's installation in the coming weeks. We'll introduce you to Jorge and the students in future emails.
Update from the Committee: Supporting Public Art in Summit

We rely on the generosity of Summit residents to provide the public art that you, your families, and visitors to our town enjoy on a daily basis. Donations are accepted (and appreciated!) year-round, and are tax-deductible.
Summit Public Art is actively identifying wonderful new art for the coming spring.
Stay tuned!
We love seeing your artistic skills in action. Submit photos of the artwork or of your friends and family interacting with it to us at summitpublicarts@gmail.com and we’ll feature it in our emails and social media accounts. Selfies welcome! Include your name or initials and in which town you live.
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Use #summitpublicart in your social media posts of or with the public art in Summit so we can enjoy your creativity and share it with others. We love seeing your interactions with the art; it’s a big part of why we do this work, and our hope is that it adds to your life in a positive way.
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