This past summer, East Falls Development Corporation (EFDC) put out a call to select artists requesting proposals for fish-themed eco-art to be installed in the East Falls Riverfront Business District.
The EFDC partnered with the Manayunk Development Corporation and the Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education as part of the ‘Destination Schuylkill River’ initiative seeking to bring heightened awareness to and appreciation of the Schuylkill River through public eco-themed art.
Each location developed its own unique approach to the initiative.
Residents have grown to recognize and love the Fish-theme as an identifier for the neighborhood and the EFDC seeks to strengthen this connection through this public art project.
What makes the art ECO?
EFDC requested that each piece be made of reused, recycled or natural materials, or be otherwise environmentally sound. If lighting is incorporated, we requested the use of solar powered LEDs.
Lynn Denton, pictured above, is the first of six artists chosen to install Eco-Art throughout the East Falls Riverfront Business District. Her mosaic interpretation of the Five Fishes, pictured, can be seen on the 4100 block of Ridge Ave, across the from the post office.
Over the next few months look for the other Eco-Art installations to pop-up.
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