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Diamonds Light Up MAP and Saratoga Street

April 16, 2018

 

Maryland Art Place has installed some exciting and permanent diamond lights on the front and Tyson Alley side of their building. Plus, there's a mural on Tyson that brings art to a well traveled throughway in The Bromo.

 

These lights will help to deter unsavory activities that sometimes happen in the Tyson Alley and will create a visual centerpiece for Saratoga Street, just down from the La Quinta Hotel.

 

Baltimore based duo Cheon Kroiz (Mina Cheon and Gabriel Kroiz) who are artists and architect team, have repurposed their original "Diamonds Light Baltimore" light sculptures from the inaugural Light City in 2016.  The MAP project was funded by the Downtown Partnership of Baltimore to promote safety and bring vitality to The Bromo.

 

 

A mural designed in collaboration with and painted by Gaia (Andrew Pisacane) completes the project.  Gaia was named by Forbes Magazine as "30 Under 30" Street Artist.

 

The project is intended to be up for several years.  MAP's Director Amy

 Cananaugh explains, "Mina Cheon has long institutional history with MAP and it was important o ensure we created a public art project that was reflective of the we do with artists."  The diamonds also speak to MAP's 14 Karat Cabaret located in the basement of the MAP buildingg and is available for social events.

 

Bromo Arts District Executive Director Stephen Yasko said "This is a huge transformation for The Bromo.  It not only brings a significant and entertaining piece of public art to the District but it promotes safety and creates an exciting streetscape."  

 

 

 

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