Well, its that time of year again...time for some new big photos down at the Central Square bridge! This year's installment brings together 4 arts organizations for a super cool collaboration called "Ghosts of Lynn". Visionspace Gallery, Raw Art Works, the Lynn Museum & Historical Society and the Downtown Lynn Cultural District are teaming up to produce photos that we think every Lynner can relate to! Without giving too much away...the Museum provided historical photos of Lynn and the student's of RAW's Real to Reel Filmschool are linking them to the present. We are currently raising money to pay for the production costs of the photos and you can donate here.
In the meantime, we thought we'd give everyone the opportunity to learn more about those involved in the project, in a whimsical sort of way. These are just some of the dedicated people (there are MANY) who are working hard every day to add some positive energy and results to this town we all love. This town called Lynn!
First up is Carla. She works at Centerboard, which is the non-profit that owns and operates Visionspace. We wanted to keep it light so we came up with a fun Q&A for her to answer. Here is what Carla has to say!
What brought you to Lynn?
Well, I am from Lynn. I lived away for a long time but always kept my eye on the happenings. When I moved back, I wanted to be involved so I started volunteering and then eventually got my job at Centerboard.
What is your personal favorite public art installation?
The Krog Street bridge overpass in Atlanta is definitely a favorite. At some point in time, the top span of the bridge became a canvas for different artists, musicians and activists to promote their events and causes, in a public, street art kind of way...
What was your reaction when the big photos first appeared?
I immediately thought "Wow, something cool is going on here!
Lynn Lynn City of Sin, ignore it or embrace it?
Embrace it! Everybody already knows about it, take the ball, flip the myth, and run with it!
Starry Night or The Scream?
Definitely Starry Night.