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PAN Year in Review Names Magic Carpet Among Outstanding Projects

Photo Constance Mensh © 2014 for the Association for Public Art
Photo Constance Mensh © 2014 for the Association for Public Art

Chosen from more than 300 submissions, Candy Coated’s Magic Carpet (commissioned by the Association for Public Art) was named one of 31 outstanding public art projects created in 2014, through the Public Art Network Year in Review program.

The program commends the most exemplary, innovative, permanent, or temporary public artworks created or debuted in the previous year. The announcement was made at the Americans for the Arts 2015 Public Art and Placemaking Preconference, where the Association for Public Art also received the 2015 Public Art Network Award.

Magic Carpet was an exuberant world of color, pattern, illusion and movement that animated the The Oval in front of the Philadelphia Museum of Art for summer 2014. Click here to learn more about the project.

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“Association for Public Art Honored With Public Art Network Award – Candy Coated’s Magic Carpet also Recognized by Americans for the Arts”

“To get this type of dynamic color in an urban gritty area is fabulous.” —Ernest Wong, Principal, site design group, Ltd. in Chicago

“This is a magnificent display of her work…” —Peggy Kendellen, Public Art Manager, Regional Arts & Culture Council in Portland, Oregon

The 2015 PAN Year in Review jurors:

  • Peggy Kendellen, Public Art Manager, Regional Arts & Culture Council in Portland, Oregon
  • Laurie Jo Reynolds, Assistant Professor of Public Arts, Social Justice and Culture at the School of Art and Art History at the University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Ernest C. Wong, Principal, site design group, Ltd. in Chicago

Related Artworks

Artwork

Magic Carpet

(2014)

by Candy Coated (1970 - )

The Oval, in front of the Philadelphia Museum of Art

For summer 2014, artist Candy Coated temporarily transformed The Oval in front of the Philadelphia Museum of Art into a magical environment of color, pattern, illusion, and movement.

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