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Contact: Laura Schley, Public Arts Coordinator, 920-448-3142
(Green Bay, WI) –
The Green Bay Public Arts Commission (GBPAC) is getting ready to install one of Green Bay’s newest sculptures!
Salva Jelly will be installed in downtown Green Bay on Adams Street starting on June 24, 2021. This is a permanent public art sculptural installation constructed from a mix of recycled, reused, and new materials. The larger-than-life jellyfish and midwestern industrial-inspired creation will offer the impression that it is floating within the vacant greenspace in downtown Green Bay. Reused materials for the sculpture were sourced by the artist, Brandon Minga, from his studio and studio mates as well as previous projects. The piece was funded using Community Development Block Grant funds from the Redevelopment Authority of the City of Green Bay.
Please join Mayor Eric Genrich, members from the Green Bay Public Arts Commission, and artist Brandon Minga to the artwork celebration and press event to be held on July 1, 2021, at dusk.
DATE: July 1, 2021
TIME: 8:00 PM
PLACE: Green space located south of 112 N. Adams Street, Green Bay, WI between the Brown County Northern Building, and the Girl Scouts of the Northwestern Great Lakes.
About Brandon Minga: Brandon Minga was born in Kenosha, WI and later moved to Milwaukee, WI to attend the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design where he received a Bachelor of Fine Art in Illustration. Since graduating, Minga has received numerous awards and recognitions and has participated in exhibitions and opportunities across the globe. Currently, Minga develops his work in Milwaukee at the House of RAD (Resident Artist Doers), a creative collective that he manages with co-founder Tim Priebe. To learn more about Minga, visit his website: https://brandonminga.com/
About Green Bay Public Arts Commission (GBPAC): Established in 2016, GBPAC focuses on the creation and preservation of public art in Green Bay, and ensuring equal access for all to enjoy and engage with public art. The GBPAC exists to fund artistic activities and support cultural programs that integrate and advance arts and culture as an essential part of life in Green Bay. It oversees the Rotating Art Program, with sculptures placed in six locations, sees to the conservation and maintenance of multiple public art pieces throughout the city, maintains a public art inventory map, artist database and offers grants to fund various arts projects. For more information visit https://greenbaywi.gov/571/Public-Arts-Commission
For further information, contact Public Arts Coordinator Laura Schley at 920-448-3142 / email firstname.lastname@example.org