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Where Are They Now? | Millvale Temporary Public Art Project | Watermark

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Last summer, we introduced a series of six pieces of temporary art at the Temporary Public Art & Placemaking Open House Event. One of these projects is Watermark, a temporary public art project by Ann Tarantino that was installed in Millvale, PA.

Here’s a look at where Watermark is Now…

Inspired by the water that runs through Millvale and forms a crucial part of its history and identity, Tarantino connected community assets Riverfront Park, Grant Avenue Pocket Park (GAP Park), and the Grant Avenue business district with a single line.

Viewers who follow the line in its entirety find views of Millvale at each end: the beauty of the Allegheny River at Riverfront Park, and a slight and audio installation at GAP Park, which wits directly over local water body Girty’s Run.

Watermark is a wayfinding tool that enhances the gateway to Millvale, increases community enjoyment of GAP Park, and celebrates local waterways.

For more information on this project, visit the facebook page. Get to know the artist, Ann Taraninto here.


Video by and courtesy of | Matt Dayak

The Temporary Public Art and Placemaking Program is a partnership between Neighborhood Allies and the Office of Public Art.  As part of a pilot, a series of six temporary works of public art are being created in each of Neighborhood Allies’ target neighborhoods. The projects are the result of in-depth collaboration between the artists and the community-based organizations (CBOs) selected to participate in this program. The vision, form, location, installation duration, and materials for the projects have been determined though the collaboration of the artists and communities.

Thank you to our generous project funders, The Heinz Endowments and The Hillman Foundation!

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