“I believe that public art uplifts,” said Debra Lockrow, community activist and owner of the boutique Artcentric (266 River St., Troy).
Lockrow has released a call for art for a public exhibition, similar to two other projects that she’s curated in the past. “The work should conform to the title of the project, Embracing the Past and Creating the Future,” she said. In past shows, Lockrow installed works of art on panels on the outside of the long vacant Proctor’s Theater building on Fourth Street.
For this project Lockrow, who is also on the Downtown Retail and Restaurant Council and is running for a seat on Troy’s City Council, would like to see the pieces exhibited on the fence where Troy’s old city hall once stood. The undeveloped location has been criticized as being an “eyesore” and Lockrow said that installing art at the scene would also help link the southernmost part of River Street to its more heavily trafficked part.The location has not yet been confirmed.
To submit, send or drop off sketches and proposals to Lockrow at Artcentric, and for more information e-mail her at Lockrow4Troy@gmail.com.