Art Boxes Part II
Last month I blogged about the utility art boxes I found around Campbell and San Jose, California. This public beautification program “Art Outside the Box” is designed to transform plain, grey traffic control utility boxes in Campbell, into works of art, creative a more vibrant cityscape. The program was launched in 2015, with 11 boxes completed during the year. Program costs are 100% funded through sponsorships and individual donations by residents, businesses, civic and other non-profit organizations. Shortly after I posted about this electrical box art project, I started seeing new boxes in various places around town. I even saw two artists while they were painting the boxes and stopped my car for a little chat. Pam Mossing was painting this box at the intersection of Hamilton Ave and Creekside Way.
I already featured her box Civic Centre Drive and Campbell Ave. in my first post. One week later, dropping my daughter and her friend off at the Campbell Community Center for their summer camp, I stopped at Winchester Blvd. and Campbell Ave. to meet Winifred Brown and her friend René.
They told me that the 9 designs for phase II of this street art project were selected from an applicant pool of 36 designs submitted by 24 artists from Santa Clara County. Here are the artists participating along with the locations where the artwork can be seen.
Andrew Bayudan Campbell Ave. & San Tomas-Aquino Rd.
Winifred Brown Campbell Ave. & Winchester Blvd.
Irene Bronner Winchester Blvd. & Hacienda Ave.
Jennifer Carrier Hamilton Ave. & Marathon Dr.
Alexander Holland Bascom Ave. & Apricot Ave.
Lea Joyeux Campbell Ave. & Jeffers Wy.
Pamela Mossing Hamilton Ave. & Creekside Wy.
Patricia Mulder Winchester Blvd. & Rincon Ave.
Michelle Munoz Hamilton Ave. & Llewellyn Ave.
Go and check them out, I still haven’t seen all 20 boxes yet. Will do that when I’m back in California!