Artist gathering public input for upcoming Boise park artwork

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Posted at 8:06 AM, Jan 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-20 10:06:12-05

BOISE, Idaho — The public is invited to participate in discussions with public artist Matthew Mazzotta this week. Mazzotta will be available on Tuesday, January 21 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Main + Marketplace on 8th Street between Main and Idaho Streets, near the escalator.

Mazzotta was selected to design, fabricate and deliver public artwork for the Westside Downtown Urban Park planned for downtown Boise on 11th and Bannock Streets. This pop-up living room conversation will allow the artist to gather citizen input that will inform the design process for the new artwork.

About Matthew Mazzotta
Mazzotta, who received a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, a Master of Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Program in Art, Culture and Technology, a Loeb Fellowship from Harvard University and is currently a Guggenheim Fellow, works at the intersection of art, activism and urbanism, focusing on the power of the built environment to shape our relationships and experiences. Examples of his work include Cloud House (2016) in Springfield, Missouri, and Open House (2013) in York, Alabama.