Glassboro commissions 817 sq. ft. Legacy Mural Project highlighting iconic figures from Glassboro’s cultural heritage...
GLASSBORO REQUESTS EXPRESSION OF INTEREST FROM NATIONAL ARTISTS.
Before Glassboro, New Jersey became known as the progressive community it is now, always creating an innovative future by combining an advanced infrastructure with a thriving cosmopolitan atmosphere, it had a rich history built on, none other than, the manufacturing of glass. Established in 1779 by Solomon Stanger, the town was first known as “Glass Works in the Woods.”
To commemorate this history, the Borough has issued a Request for Expression of Interest for artists to apply. Specifications and application process are available at glassboro.org/bidsrfprfq until June 6, 2019.
The mural site will be on the exterior wall of a restroom pavilion on the South side area of the Glassboro Town Square visible from High Street.
To facilitate the mural project, the Creative Glassboro Advisory Board has hired project manager Lindsey Rosenberg. Lindsey has
worked with international communities for over two decades. In the US, she was the Director of Special Projects for the Philadelphia Mural Arts Program (MAP), managing over 40 public mural projects during her tenure. In recent years, Ms.
Rosenberg has been working with independent artists, as well as MAP, to create public
works of art.
“It's impossible to overstate the importance of dedicating space for the arts and entertainment district to thrive,” said Glassboro Councilwoman Daniele Spence. “We are committing space, resources, funding and ongoing efforts to meet the unique needs of artists from the area. We need to allow their creativity to inspire us in our development of our downtown’s image.”