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Randal Thurston: Night Garden

November 16, 2006 – January 19, 2007
Opening Reception: Thursday, November 16, 2006, 5:30 - 7:30 P.M.

The CAC Gallery presents Randal Thurston: Night Garden, an exhibition of drawings, cut paper, and other works that artist Randal Thurston made from 2000 to 2006 during the development of his design of his public art project for the Yerxa Road Underpass in Cambridge.

Artist Randal Thurston’s design for the Yerxa Road Underpass incorporates birds in flight, butterflies, and tree branches in steel silhouette forms and etched tile on the walls and portals of the underpass. “I want the primary experience of seeing the tunnel and slowly approaching it to be one of wonder and curiosity,” said Thurston in describing his intention.

The Yerxa Road Underpass allows pedestrian passage under the Fitchburg commuter rail line, and links two neighborhoods of North Cambridge at Yerxa and Pemberton Streets. The underpass is fully accessible, has improved lighting, and was made more welcoming with public art and new landscaping. For more information on the Yerxa Road Underpass Project, visit www.cambridgema.gov/cdd/et/infra/yerxa/yerxa.html.

A Free Talk by Artist Randal Thurston
Monday, December 11, 6:30 –7:45 p.m.
O’Neill Branch Library, 70 Rindge Avenue in Cambridge


A behind-the-scenes look, demonstration, and tour of Randal Thurston’s public art created for the Yerxa Road Underpass

Thurston will show how he transformed his designs, originally created in delicate cut paper, into sand-blasted tile and laser-cut steel. He also will give a paper-cutting demonstration, and lead a short trip down Yerxa Road to view the project. All ages are welcome. Free.
For more information, call 617-349-4023.

Press release for Randal Thurston: The Night Garden.

:: Downloadable images of Randal Thurston's public artwork for the Yerxa Road Underpass and other work.