Explore the invisible sites, commanding vistas, and meaningful connections between McDaniel College and Union Street in Westminster, Maryland through New Public Sites – McDaniel / Westminster. Developed in collaboration with students and residents, this walking tour and multimedia gallery installation investigated the overlooked yet meaningful public spaces between an idyllic hilltop and historic neighboring streets. Featuring sites such as the Epic Embankment, VistaBowl, Sidewalk Signatures, and Boys & Girls Club, New Public Sites – McDaniel / Westminster discovered how pedestrians activate intriguing moments between learning and living. Complimentary art maps were available in the gallery.
New Public Sites – McDaniel / Westminster was presented in conjunction with Alternative Cartographies: Artists Claiming Public Space, curated by Izabel Galliera in the Rice Gallery at McDaniel College. Galliera states: “This exhibition brings together six contemporary international artists, Matei Bejenaru, Graham Coreil-Allen, Jason Hoylman, Daniela Kostova, Olivia Robinson, and Miryana Todorova, who are concerned with the subversive potential of cartography. Working in diverse artistic media, including performance art, drawing, video art and installation, the artists seek to convey cartography as an instrument of empowerment.”
Special thanks to the following individuals and organizations for their participation, assistance and generous sharing of resources:
Izabel Galliera, Steve Pearson, Andrea Mack, Kat Henderson, Erin Bishop, Tom Rio, Alex Ober, Nicole Ringel, Rachel Sentz, Leigh Brownell, Keegan Farley, Michelle Tangires, Caroline Unger, Logan Linden, Shannon Murphy, McDaniel College, Carroll County Historical Society, and the Boys & Girls Club of Westminster