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First-ever public art installation in downtown Saint Paul skyways
will illuminate immigrant experiences
Nancy Ann Coyne’s Speaking of Home to be unveiled September 5, 2017
at the intersection of East 6th and Minnesota Streets
(Saint Paul, Minn.) –Speaking of Home will transform four of Saint Paul’s public skyways into a monumental public artwork, exploring the meaning of home among first-generation Minnesota immigrants. Located in the downtown commercial epicenter, the six-month installation comprised of 58 larger-than-life translucent photographs will resemble an architectural lightbox.
The multi-year project was initiated by international public artist, designer and social innovator Nancy Ann Coyne in partnership with the City of Saint Paul and four private properties including Alliance Bank Center, US Bank Center, Town Square, and the Securian Building. The project has been funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Minnesota State Arts Board.
“Planning for this project began long before the more recent immigration policies became a national discussion, and long before downtown Saint Paul residents and businesses raised concerns over the security in the skyways,” said Nancy Ann Coyne, Speaking of Home principal. However, it is more relevant than ever. Coyne names two goals: first, the project’s materials and overall design endeavor to create a place for new Americans’ voices and histories, which are often overlooked and marginalized in greater society; second, the public installation’s intention is to re-imagine the skyway system at the epi- center of the city’s commerce and retail area, and expand its use.
Speaking of Home
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