Cecily Miller, ACAC public art curator, gives a short history of PATHWAYS and an introduction to our current project with Artist-in-Residence, Michelle Lougee. PATHWAYS has been bringing public art to the Minuteman Bikeway in Arlington, MA since 2017. Our 2020 project is a collaborative, participatory public art project transforming trash – single use plastic bags – into sculpture. With a working title “Plarn Art to Save the Planet” this project has two goals: to engage the public in the creation of a powerful work of art and to send out a message: we must reduce plastic to protect people, wildlife and our environment!

Visit https://www.artsarlington.org for more information on this and other programs of the Arlington Commission for Arts and Culture. Plarn Art to Save the Planet is hosted by the Arlington Libraries and funded by generous grants from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, Friends of the Fox Library, and the Grants Committee of ACAC.