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SQUIRREL BRAND PARK

The Squirrel Brand Park is located on the site of the former Squirrel Nut Brand candy factory in a neighborhood that was known for its candy manufacturing in the nineteenth century. Under the Percent-for-Art Program the Cambridge Arts Council commissioned Bart Uchida to create a work of public art for the Park that was renovated in 2004. The Park had been the site of community gardens for twenty-five years, and a tall rambling rose vine that flourished during that period of time had taken on symbolic significance. Bart Uchida has created an artistic archway to support the rose vine, which previously had been rambling over a chain link fence. In addition, artist Jill Slosburg-Ackerman created Rae, a six-foot squirrel shaped out of steel rod and embellished by a rambling yellow rose vine.