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First Projection Festival Lights Up Boylston Place

Boylston Place became a showcase of light and sound Friday night, April 20, as students in Assistant Professor Paul Turano's Partnered Studio: Projection on a Large Scale class, displayed their work in the College's first-ever Afterdark Projection Festival. 

The Visual and Media Arts class ties in with Emerson's public art initiative. Last December, the College presented the Uncommon Project, which used the Little Building as a backdrop onto which digital art was projected. This semester, Emerson's Public Art Think Tank (PATT) brought renowned street artist Cedric Douglas to campus as the College's first public artist-in residence. In addition to showing his own work, The Street Memorials Project, in and around campus, Douglas also collaborated with Turano's class on the festival. 

Other public art initiatives this semester include the Raining Poetry sidewalk poetry exhibit and Dance Spots, coming to Emerson Wednesday, April 25, and Thursday, April 26.

Emerson PATT “is committed to a public art initiative that will engage, enliven, and enrich our city with temporary works of art and experiences created for the public spaces in and around the Emerson campus and beyond,” according to the group’s vision statement.


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