142nd Annual Meeting With Guest Speaker Jody Pinto

May 12, 2014 5:00PM - 7:00PM rain or shine
Van Pelt Auditorium, Philadelphia Museum of Art (26th and the Parkway, Philadelphia, PA)

The Board of Trustees of the Association for Public Art
invites you to join us for our

142nd Annual Meeting

at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

With guest speaker, Jody Pinto
Presenting an illustrated talk: “Public Art, Public Theater”

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Artist Jody Pinto (b. 1942) currently lives and works in New York City, however, she has been teaching at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia since 1978. She began her public art career in Philadelphia with projects in empty lots and abandoned buildings.

Fingerspan sculpture by artist Jody Pinto
Fingerspan by artist Jody Pinto. Photo Wayne Cozzolino © 1994 for the Association for Public Art

In 1987, the Association for Public Art commissioned Fingerspan, a weathering steel pedestrian bridge located on a natural trail along the Wissahickon Creek. Fingerspan is featured on the Museum Without Walls™: AUDIO program.

She is working with the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation on Land Buoy, a beacon and observation tower for Pier 53, a new waterfront park along the Delaware River at Washington Avenue in Philadelphia. Other current projects include a master plan and design for a two-mile canal path and bridge to Scottsdale, AZ; a proposal for a 2,000′ cable-stayed pedestrian bridge in Phoenix, AZ; and a project for the University of Connecticut. Pinto has been involved in over forty collaborative projects around the world, from master planning to integrating art into architecture and landscape. She has received numerous awards including the national AIA Honor Award for “Art in Public Spaces,” and two national ASLA Design Honor Awards. Her artwork is represented in the permanent collections of many museums in the U.S. and abroad. Pinto was the recipient of the Fleisher Founder’s Award in 1992.

Related Artworks




by Jody Pinto (b. 1942)

Wissahickon Creek trail near Livezey Dam, Fairmount Park

Pinto wanted to link the human body with the natural environment in such a way that viewers themselves, passing through the work, would help to establish the connection.

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