Join Age Friendly Boston, City of Boston Age Strong Commission, Greenway Conservancy and
Friends of Heritage Park for
TEA & TRANQUILITYWednesday,
August 14, 2019 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Meet & Greet. Walk the Labyrinth
MEM Ice Teas & Desserts
Armenian Heritage Park on The Greenway welcomes all in celebration of the immigrant experience. The Park graces the public space with design features to engage all ages.
The Abstract Sculpture, a split dodecahedron, commemorates the immigrant experience. Annually, the Abstract Sculpture is reconfigured, symbolic of all who pulled away from their country of origin and came to these Massachusetts shores, establishing themselves in new and different ways. In late March, a crane lifts and pulls apart the two halves of the split dodecahedron, made of steel and aluminum, and reshapes the two halves of the geometric shape into a new and different sculptural shape.
The Abstract Sculpture sits atop a Reflecting Pool; its waters wash over its sides and re-emerge as a single jet of water at the Labyrinth's center. The Abstract Sculpture is dedicated to lives lost during the Armenian Genocide of 1915-1923 and all genocides that have followed.
The Labyrinth, a circular winding path paved in grass and inlaid stone, celebrates life's journey. A single jet of water marks its center, representing hope and rebirth. Art, Service, Science and Commerce are etched around its circle in tribute to contributions made to American life and culture.
Armenian Heritage Park and its Abstract Sculpture and Labyrinth are recognized as Public Art - "permanent and alive". (Boston Globe 2012).
At the crossroads of resident, business and tourist footpaths, the Park is in front of the Mercantile Building and between Faneuil Hall Marketplace and Christopher Columbus Park
Armenian Heritage Park and its endowed public programs including the Annual Reconfiguration of the Abstract Sculpture, Welcome Reception and Najarian Lecture on Human Rights at Faneuil Hall is a gift from Armenian-Americans to the City of Boston and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
CONNECT WITH US AT THE PARK & ON
Armenian Heritage Park on The Greenway, Boston, between the Carousel and North End Park, Faneuil Hall Marketplace and Christopher Columbus Park,with a great view from the Mayor's Office at Boston City Hall, Boston, MA 02106
PUBLIC ART "permanent and alive"- Boston Globe
Telling a Story. Coming Together. Resonating.
Annually in early April, the Abstract Sculpture, a split rhomboid dodecahedron made of steel and aluminum, is reconfigured. A crane lifts and reconfigures the two halves to create a new sculptural shape, symbolic of the immigrant experience. Join us to watch it happen next year!