As part of Portland’s First Friday Artwalk
5:00 – 8:00 pm
Celebrate TEMPOart’s first public art installation.
“American Dream” by Judith Hoffman
Lincoln Park at Congress and Franklin Streets.
Ribbon cutting and remarks by the artist and curator at 6:00 pm.
Japanese street food from Mami Food Trucks.
Music by Island Beats.
Thursday, June 2, 2016
By invitation only. New donors who contribute $100 or more by June 1st are welcome.
A preview of our first installation
5:30 pm in Lincoln Park at the intersection of Congress and Franklin Streets
followed by drinks at a donors’ reception at
The Press Hotel, 199 Exchange Street
with remarks by
the artist, Judith Hoffman,
curator, Sean Foley
6:00 – 7:30 pm
To make a donation and receive an invitation to this event, please visit our website: https://tempoartmaine.org/donate/
The Horizon Foundation, based in Portland, Maine, has awarded TEMPOart a $10,000 grant to support public programming associated with “The American Dream” by sculptor Judith Hoffman. The 14-foot-tall steel and enamel sculpture representing typical American homes of different scales, stacked and inverted one on top of another, will be unveiled at 6:00 p.m. on June 3, 2016 as part of Portland’s First Friday Artwalk.
Horizon Foundation supports non-profit organizations that aspire to create and maintain sustainable, vibrant, and resilient communities by enabling children and adults to lead their communities in creative, healthy, and thoughtful ways.
The American Dream is the inaugural project of the privately-funded non-profit group TEMPOart, which selected Hoffman’s work because of its provocative questioning of what the idea of HOME means to our diverse community. The sculpture and TEMPO’s outreach programming are expected to stimulate reflection and dialogue about the fluid meaning of home within the context of the Portland community.
The Horizon grant will help fund TEMPOart’s plans to partner with other arts, education and cultural groups in Portland to reach a variety of audiences over the next twelve months. Collaborations will include:
- Oak Street Studios’ “Side X Side” program will feature artists leading 160 third graders at East End and Reiche Elementary Schools who are studying Portland history in the fall of 2016. Field trips to see the sculpture will be a jumping off point for reflections about home and map-making that is part of the curriculum.
- Mayo Street Arts will conduct a Sculpture Study Workshop at the Portland Public Library to connect 40 East Bayside children aged 7-11 with Judith Hoffman’s sculpture as part of its RAD (Reading, Art, Dance) program during June, July and August.
- Greater Portland Landmarks will offer several walking tours, one aimed at youth that will explore the totemic nature of the sculpture through a hunt for unique architectural features along Congress Street, culminating in art-making projects at Oak Street Studios.
This just in: Judith Hoffman’s beautiful and fascinating sculpture is on its way to Portland. Here are a two photos of the disassembled, finished artwork before it was packed and loaded for shipment.
Mark your calendar to attend the unveiling in Lincoln Park on Friday, June 3rd, during the First Friday Art Walk.
TEMPOart has received some amazing progress photos from artist Judith Hoffman for the sculpture to be installed later this month in Lincoln Park—at the corner of Congress & Franklin Streets. Mark your calendars to attend the unveiling on Friday, June 3rd—and celebrate First Friday with us.
Ziggy Drozdowski is a designer and engineer who recently moved to Portland from the NYC area. With over ten years of experience working in custom mechanical sculpture and adaptive architectural systems, he has recently co-founded the company Common Kinetics, which is dedicated to providing design, engineering and fabrication expertise to large scale sculptural installations. He was initially contacted by TEMPOart at Judith Hoffman’s request for local engineering support and has been working with her, the sculpture fabricator in Detroit, The City of Portland and TEMPOart to ensure that the collective vision for The American Dream is realized. Get more info about Ziggy and his company.
Common Kinetics construction drawing American Dream 2016