Public Art Commission
The Public Art Commission (PAC) is seven-member advisory committee appointed by the City Manager to oversee the implementation of the Public Art Ordinance. Members are appointed to three-year, volunteer terms and are selected to represent various art disciplines as well as the ethnic and geographic make-up of the Cambridge population. The PAC meets once a month in the CAC conference room, with subcommittees meeting as necessary.
Public Art Commission Meeting Schedule:
All meetings are from 5:30pm to 7:30pm in the City Hall Annex, 344 Broadway, 2nd Floor, Cambridge.
Wednesday, August 15, 2012 at 5:30pm
Wednesday, September 12, 2012 at 5:30pm
Wednesday, October 17, 2012 at 5:30pm
Wednesday, November 14, 2012 at 5:30pm
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at 5:30pm
Contact: Jeremy Gaucher, Public Art Administrator, email@example.com or 617-349-4388
Mags Harries, Chair
Julie S. Graham
Alexander van Praagh
Brent D. Ryan
Mags Harries has 20 years of experience working as a public artist and collaborating with designers, landscape architects, engineers and fabricators to realize large-scale, complex projects. In 1990 she, along with partner Lajos Héder, formed Harries/Héder Collaborative in Cambridge, MA. Mag’s public art projects have received national recognition and have won many awards. Cambridge projects include Drawn Water at the Cambridge Water Dept building, revealing the landscape of water to the residents of Cambridge, and Glove Cycle at the Porter Square, Cambridge MA, subway station, which has become a landmark for the community. In addition, Mags teaches sculpture and public art at the Boston's School of the Museum of Fine Arts and gives lectures and workshops around the country on public art. She has exhibited her work in numerous one person and group shows and installations in museums and institutions around the country.
Julie Graham is an artist who lives in Cambridge, and has been teaching painting at the Museum School, Boston for 16 years. She has an intense interest in architecture, which serves as the starting point for her abstract work in painting, sculpture and photography. Julie exhibits her work nationally, and also does design and color consulting in collaboration with local architects.
Cynthia Smith is a Principal with Halvorson Design Partnership, Landscape Architects in Boston, Massachusetts. She is a project manager and landscape architect for several award-winning urban design, waterfront, campus, and park projects that involve art, including the Salem Witch Trials Memorial, Post Office Square Park, City Square Park, Porter Square streetscape, Quincy Square Park, and the recently completed Nashua Street Park along the Charles River. Ms. Smith received her Master of Landscape Architecture in Urban Design from Harvard University, Graduate School of Design, and Bachelor Degree in Landscape Architecture at the University of Oregon. She began her career at Sasaki Associates, Inc. in Watertown, MA, and later joined the SWA Group. She is a past President of the Boston Socicety of Landscape Architects and has served as a design critic at MIT, Massachusetts College of Art, and the Boston Architectural College.