The Vietnamese American Initiative for Development (VietAID) will commission one artist to create a permanent and highly visible art work at Doherty-Gibson Park (also known as Town Field) to identify Fields Corner as a destination for business and culture, honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice in the name of freedom and democracy, and simultaneously serve as inspiration for the neighborhood’s aspirations for freedom from poverty and crime.
VietAID issued a call to artists throughout the world to apply, and 144 artists from 27 states and 9 countries submitted their qualifications. A selection committee comprised of residents, community leaders, artists, and a university professor selected three artists, Anh Tran, Joe O’Connell, and Juanjo Novella, to create a design proposal.
The finalists each presented their concepts at a public meeting held on October 20, 2014. Summary information is below. Each artist’s concept board was on display at the Fields Corner Branch Library through October 29, 2014.
Please click on each image below for the artist’s original proposal:
Anh Tran Joe O’Connell Juanjo Novella
We encouraged the public to give us feedback in the comments box below or at the Fields Corner Branch Library. All comments that were received by 5 p.m. on October 29, 2014 were shared with the selection committee. The winner will be announced on November 7, 2014.