Assembly Row and the Somerville Arts Council are thrilled to unveil a collaborative art project at Assembly Row titled “We Are Somerville.” This art installation takes the form of three giant vertical banners, which feature portraits of people who live and/or work in Somerville.
Collectively, these intimate yet bold portraits by local photographer Kristen Joy Emack convey the personality and diversity of Somerville. The banners adorn a facade along Great River Road and face the Mystic River and the Orange Line.
“These portraits capture what makes our city great — diversity and inclusion,” said Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone. “By looking at these smiling faces, it’s a powerful reminder that everyone is welcome here in Somerville.”
“We’re excited to have yet another art installation at Assembly Row,” said David Middleton, Assembly Row General Manager. “Somerville is a town renowned for its artists and creative output, so as far as we’re concerned, the more art the better. It conveys who we are as a city.”
The Somerville Arts Council and Assembly Row look forward to a continued partnership as the murals, art installations, and art space projects at Assembly Row continue to grow. Expect art tours later this fall or spring.