"Shared Streetscape" Turns Winchester Streets Into Art Gallery

Submitted by Council Chair on Tue, 11/17/2020 - 12:48

The new Winchester Cultural District is seeing a flowering of artworks this month, thanks to a grant obtained by the town from the Massachusetts Department of Transportation. The Shared Street Grant program, which helps pay for the traffic barriers, new pedestrian ramps, cycling infrastructure, and other downtown improvements which define temporary new sidewalk cafes at Winchester restaurants, includes funding to place art on those traffic barriers. This outdoor gallery showcases beautiful, colorful work by several Winchester painters and photographers, created especially for the venue.

The artworks are painted or printed on canvas and then attached to the barriers. They can be removed when the barriers are taken down for the winter, stored, and brought out again for display in the spring.

Participating artists include Jessica Clark and students from Studio on the Common, Teri Coté, Kristine Kamikawa, Denise Konicek, Lucia Rubini, Kiyomi Yatsuhashi; Winchester High School students Ananya Dalal, Yona Levine, Joyce Li, and Amy Wang; Lily He, from the Winchester School of Chinese Culture; and photographer extraordinaire Bob Hesse; with a special contribution from Acera School students of Estée Hill. Come stroll downtown and enjoy their work in front of A Tavola, Black Horse Tavern, First House Pub, The Spot, and Ristorante Lucia.

The exhibition continues, snow or shine, until the barriers are removed on Dec. 1.

See all of the artworks in a slideshow or in a gallery view.

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Shared Streets Project Slideshow

Photo print by Robert Hesse at Black Horse Tavern
Cyanotype canvas by Acera School students at Black Horse Tavern
Painting by Joyce Li at First House Pub
Mushrooms painting by Jessica Clark at The Spot
Painting by Kristine Kamikawa at First House Pub
Ocean Shore 1 & 2 by Kiyomi Yatsuhashi at Black Horse Tavern
Painting by Lucia Rubini at A Tavola
Painting of the Griffin Museum by Lucia Rubini at Ristorante Lucia
Ocean Shore paintings (1&2) by Kiyomi Yatsuhashi at Black Horse Tavern
Wright-Locke Farm: Photo print by Robert Hesse at First House Pub
Photo print by Robert Hesse at Black Horse Tavern
Painting by Ananya Dalal at Ristorante Lucia
Painting by Amy Wang at First House Pub
Photo print by Robert Hesse at Black Horse Tavern
Save the Planet mural by Studio on the Common at First House Pub
Sunset over the Sea, by Teri Coté at First House Pub
Ocean Shore 3 & 4 by Kiyomi Yatsuhashi at Black Horse Tavern
Painting by Lucia Rubini at A Tavola
Photo print by Robert Hesse at Black Horse Tavern
Cyanotype canvas by Acera School students at Black Horse Tavern
Cyanotype canvas by Acera School students at Black Horse Tavern
Painting by Lucia Rubini at A Tavola
Painting by Jessica Clark at Ristorante Lucia
Cyanotype canvas by Acera School students at Black Horse Tavern
Landscape by Lucia Rubini at A Tavola
Festive canvas by Jessica Clark at Black Horse Tavern
Painting by Joyce Li at First House Pub
Cyanotype canvas by Acera School students at Black Horse Tavern
The historic Black Horse Tavern, painting by Denise Konicek
Painting by Jessica Clark at Ristorante Lucia
Painting by Yona Levine at Ristorante Lucia
Cyanotype canvas by Acera School students at Black Horse Tavern
Art on the barriers at First House Pub
Image of Tuscany by Teri Coté at Black Horse Tavern
Cyanotype canvas by Acera School students at Black Horse Tavern
Historic first house in Winchester, painting by Denise Konicek
Painting of horses at Black Horse Tavern by Studio on the Common
Jellyfish painting by Jessica Clark at The Spot
A butterfly, painted by Kristine Kamikawa, at First House Pub
Snowflakes painting by Jessica Clark at The Spot
Cyanotype canvas by Acera School students at Black Horse Tavern
Cloud painting by Kiyomi Yatsuhashi at The Spot
Still life by Lucia Rubini at A Tavola
Winchester's Town Hall: Photo print by Robert Hesse at Black Horse Tavern
Night Sky with Planets, by Yona Levine, at Black Horse Tavern
Painting by Jessica Clark at The Spot
Illustration by Amy Wang at First House Pub