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.
Video production: Skout Media (www.skoutmediaphilly.com)
This is a portrait of John Roloff at the site of his new work in Atlantic City called Étude Atlantis to be unveiled November 9, 2012.
"For an environmental artist, Atlantic City is a very unique and special site. Its history, social/economic, and geographical dynamics are especially engaging. This project has provided me with an opportunity to discover an inner Atlantis and put together an unexpected mixture of place, theater, technology, cognition, and mythic quest—all within a puzzle-space of illusionistic descent and shifting light patterns." —John Roloff
The arts initiative between ACA, CRDA, and FC is about community building, beautifying the neighborhoods, and becoming a catalyst for highlighting the culture that is here and what we are bringing in to AC.