As if by magic elements of the landscaping begin to take shape at the Pinnacle Lot on a former empty lot near the world famous — and still intact —Atlantic City Boardwalk at Martin Luther King Boulevard and Pacific and Kentucky avenues.
This gorgeous sculpture of a woman with deer, created by artist Kiki Smith, was installed last week and appears to graciously allow herself to be filmed during the project's unveiling on Friday, November 9.
Entertainment center, east coast gambling mecca, budding resort destination, home to the famous (and intact) boardwalk and more, Atlantic City, NJ adds another description as public arts booster with the unveiling of a new arts park in two exhibition sites.
These photos from site 1 ("Pinnacle") on a former empty lot at the world-famous Atlantic City Boardwalk at Martin Luther King Boulevard and Pacific and Kentucky avenues highlight some of the works visitors can interact with and enjoy (for free from dawn to dusk) including:
ARTLANTIC: wonder, the first of five projects, featuring works by acclaimed artists Robert Barry, Ilya and Emilia Kabakov, John Roloff, and Kiki Smith in collaboration with New York landscape design firms Balmori Associates and Philadelphia-based Cairone & Kaupp.
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ARTLANTIC: wonder is "almost" there, as attested by photos taken this week. Watch out for the big unveil this Friday at the Pinnacle site near the world famous Atlantic City Boardwalk at Martin Luther King Boulevard and Pacific and Kentucky avenues. And how about that pirate ship rising before your very eyes. Get your booty down to AC and check it out.
As these photos attest, ARTLANTIC: wonder is taking shape at what we dubbed the Pinnacle Lot sitting on aa former empty lot near the world famous Atlantic City Boardwalk at Martin Luther King Boulevard and Pacific and Kentucky avenues.
The picture with the barrels above? Shiver me timbers, those are the contents of the pirate ship! You'll have to come to Atlantic City, NJ to see it in person. Fabulous.
Official unveiling of this exhibition site is Friday, November 9, 2012, with an official preview at 2:30pm. Join the festivities.
Soon, the two exhibition sites that make up ARTLANTIC: wonder will be unveiled. Artists, union members, workers, curators, and more have collaborated to create these two eye-catching sites. The big one above is site 1, which spreads over 7 acres. The smaller site 2, Étude Atlantis, sits on around 8,500 square feet. Both were spared by Hurricane Sandy.