Community Connections Presents: Making Connections–Public Art and Community

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Cambridge/Somerville-based artist Ann Hirsch has completed commissions in bronze and stone across the U.S. She is recognized for her Bill Russell Legacy Project at Boston City Hall Plaza, a public artwork that is part sculpture and part interactive playground. The artwork embodies a unique approach to sculpture in bronze by going beyond the traditional statue with interactive site design and the incorporation of community engagement into design and fabrication. Other commissions include large wall sculptures for the east entry to Patriot Plaza at Sarasota National Cemetery and many site-specific monuments in bronze including a sculpture of the first female CEO in the US, Anna Bissell. In 2018, Ann was shortlisted for the first monument to real women in New York’s Central Park.

About COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS: Lexington Community Education is partnering with the Lexington School Committee, the Lexington School Administration, and the Lexington High School Staff and Students to present a speaker/teaching series called Community Connections. The series welcomes leading figures across disciplines to spend a class period during the school day speaking with Lexington Public School students, and then presenting a public talk to the larger Lexington community during the evening. The series aims to directly involve and further inspire high school students to take initiative, inquire, and widen their perspective about positive change making possibilities.

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