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Utility Box Public Art Program
Sign of the Times by artist Seyed Alavi

In this public art project, the figure from traffic signage is reconfigured into engaging and playful compositions.  The artist Seyed Alavi worked collaboratively with Emery Secondary School students to develop these truly profound images.  The bright yellow and black artworks are installed on 25 utility boxes throughout the city. In 2009, the Americans for the Arts, the nation's leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts in America named the utility box program as one of the forty best public art projects in the U.S.  In 2009, the Americans for the Arts, the nation's leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts in America, named Sign of the Times one of the forty best public art projects in the U.S.

See the locations of the utility boxes on the map. A slideshow of the images may be viewed here40th-Adeline_07.01.05.jpg.

Medium:
Industrial metal primer; yellow paint; and black outdoor vinyl.



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