In front of the 2015 configuration of the Abstract Sculpture, Julie Barros, Boston Chief of Arts & Culture with architect Donald Tellalian
Celebrating the 2015 configuration of the Abstract Sculpture on the Greenway, Julie Burros, Boston Chief of Arts & Culture with architect Donald Tellalian

A public reception and viewing was held on Saturday afternoon for the 2015 configuration of the Abstract Sculpture at Armenian Heritage Park. Fans of the Greenway park and public art were on hand to celebrate with Julie Burros, Boston Chief of Arts & Culture, Donald Tellalian, architect and designer of the Abstract Sculpture and members of the Armenian Heritage Park Foundation that sponsored the event.

Every year, the split dodecahedron structure is reconfigured into a different shape, 25 in all, designed by architect Don Tellalian. The 2015 configuration of the Abstract Sculpture is symbolic of all who were pulled away from their country of origin as reflected in the two halves of the split dodecahedron pulled apart, slightly touching. The 2015 Abstract Sculpture is in observance of the Centennial of Armenian Genocide.

The Abstract Sculpture was hailed in the April 11, 2015 Boston Globe by Joanna Weiss as “the gem of the Greenway so far: an example of public art that is both permanent and alive.”

Here are some photos from the reception at the park:

 Julie Barros, Boston Chief of Arts & Culture
Julie Burros, Boston Chief of Arts & Culture
 Crowd gathers around Abstract Sculpture as Donald Tellalian speaks
Crowd gathers around Abstract Sculpture as Donald Tellalian speaks
 Charles Guleserian, Armenian Heritage Foundation
Charles Guleserian, Armenian Heritage Foundation
 North End locals enjoy the reception to celebrate the Abstract Sculpture
North End locals enjoy the reception to celebrate the Abstract Sculpture
 Donald Tellalian, designer and architect of the Abstract Sculpture and Armenian Heritage Park
Donald Tellalian, designer and architect of the Abstract Sculpture and Armenian Heritage Park

Photos by Matt Conti.

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  1. Well deserved recognition! Interesting to me that the author uses the word ‘gem’. I use it every time the park comes up in conversation. It is surely the gem of the Greenway. The next word I use in the conversation is ‘prize’, which the park unquestionably deserves to be awarded. I’m waiting for those in a position to do so to start using the word as well.

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