About Downtown Brooklyn Partnership
The Downtown Brooklyn Partnership is a not-for-profit local development corporation that serves as the primary champion for Downtown Brooklyn as a world-class business, cultural, educational, residential, and retail destination. Managing three Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) that cover Downtown Brooklyn – the MetroTech BID, Fulton Mall Improvement Association, and Court-Livingston-Schermerhorn BID – the Partnership’s diverse activities include attracting new businesses and improving the environment for existing companies, facilitating the construction of public spaces and streetscapes that promote an active and cohesive community, supporting and promoting Downtown Brooklyn’s cultural assets, and encouraging a sense of place and an engaged civic community.
About the NYC DOT Art Program
The New York City Department of Transportation’s Art Program (DOT Art) partners with community based nonprofit organizations and professional artists to present temporary public art on NYC DOT property throughout the five boroughs for up to eleven months. Artists transform streets with colorful murals, dynamic projections, and eye-catching sculptures. Sidewalks, fences, triangles, medians, bridges, jersey barriers, step streets, public plazas and pedestrianized spaces serve as canvases and foundations for temporary art. Over the past 12 years, DOT Art has produced nearly 400 temporary artworks citywide. More information.
About Ann Tarantino
Ann Tarantino is an artist investigating the relationship of the natural world to the built environment. Through drawing, painting, installation and site-specific public art, she engages viewers in a dialogue around the relationship of landscapes to time, space, culture, and movement. Her work has been exhibited widely in the US and abroad, with public art installations in various settings including museums, botanical gardens, and streets. Recent projects include major public commissions for the city of Ogden, UT and Pittsburgh’s Office of Public Art; a solo exhibition of new paintings with Davis Editions (Phoenix, AZ); and large-scale exterior murals around the US. Tarantino was a 2016-17 Fulbright Core Scholar in Brazil, and hold an honors degree in Visual Arts from Brown University and Master of Fine Arts with a concentration in Painting from Pennsylvania State University.