The Friends of Joey’s Park Public Art Project Committee is seeking an artist to design a work of public art that also serves as park signage.
Works of art must be fabricated in durable, permanent, outdoor media that is safe for children and easily maintained. Artwork must be original and relate to the setting of the park. All forms of media that are appropriate and complementary to the park’s natural, abstract, organic feel will be considered. The art/signage will need to incorporate the name “Joey’s Park”, a list of donors and a brief history of the park (text provided). Its approximate size will be up to 5 ft. tall X 10 ft. wide and it will be freestanding and organic in shape. It will be located at the main entry to the park, in the eastern corner.
The art project will be funded by the Friends of Joey’s Park. The exact amount of funding is to be determined based on the proposed project.
This call for artists is an open competition for professional artists. A team of artists is welcome to apply and the submitted images must reflect the collaborative work of the team players.
The application, images and other required materials must be submitted no later than 2 p.m. on Friday, June 14, 2013.
Here’s your chance to support Joey’s Park AND get premium Red Sox tickets, hand-crafted artwork, dinner at Il Casale, or more. Thanks to the generosity of many of our Belmont businesses, neighbors and friends, we have a beautiful collection of fun and unique items for sale at the Joey’s Park Online Auction. Bidding begins May 18 and ends June 8. It’s a win-win when you bid on an item in the Joey’s Park Online Auction – you win something great and we all get a new Joey’s Park. How awesome is that!!!
Thanks for your support of Joey’s Park.
Joey’s Park Then and Now — A Celebration of 24 Years of Joey’s Park
Saturday, May 18, 2013, 5:00 — 7:00 PM
After Belmont Town Day, cap off the fun at Joey’s Park with a barbecue, outdoor dance, and celebration of Joey’s Park history. Did you help build Joey’s Park? Do your kids love playing on Joey’s Park during Belmont Second Soccer? Don’t miss this fantastic celebration of community and childhood.
We are also going to launch the Joey’s Park Online Auction at the celebration.
Exciting auction items include:
- A $200 gift certificate to Il Casale
- Four front-row seats to a Red Sox game
- Custom-made American Girl doll clothing
- An Indian food cooking class for 6
- Much, much more…
Leaders of the 1989 Playground Build Will Share Insights
Nearly a quarter of a century after they spear-headed the effort to build the original Joey’s Park, the leaders of that project will share their insights Tuesday night as a new generation of volunteers works to build a replacement playground.
Emily Stangle, Louise Dohanian and Sue Guertin – leaders of the 1989 Joey’s Park project – will be the featured guests at a Joey’s Park Community Meeting, which will take place Thursday, May 9 at 7 pm inside the Winn Brook Elementary School cafeteria.
“The 1989 community build is a fantastic blueprint for our current project,” says Friends of Joey’s Park co-chair Diane Miller, “so we view this as a unique opportunity to learn more about the challenges – and the fun – of bringing together the community as we work to build a new Joey’s Park for a new generation.”
In 1989 hundreds of volunteers came together to build Joey’s Park in memory of Joey O’Donnell. The wooden structure, located on Cross Street behind the Winn Brook Elementary School, must be replaced, and the Friends of Joey’s Park plans to build a new playground this October, once again with help from hundreds of community volunteers.
“We invite everyone to come out for Tuesday night’s community meeting,” says Friends of Joey’s Park co-chair Ellen Schreiber. “We’re hoping people will show up with photos and stories from the 1989 build. We also welcome anyone who wants to learn more about plans for the new Joey’s Park. There is a role for everyone to play as the community comes together once again to preserve this local treasure.”