New Public Art Piece Unveiled at Hollis & Powell | CCTimes

Published On June 22, 2012 | By Rob Arias | Arts & Culture, In the Neighborhood, News & Commentary, Planning & Development

Joining the strong roster of public art in Emeryville is a new sculpture entitled “All Together Now” (named after a similarly titled Beatles song). The piece was unveiled at the new Emery Station research building on Hollis and Powell on Tuesday. Wareham Development commissioned the piece by New York artist Frederick Gelb. “In looking at Emeryville, there’s this incredible rebirth of community from business leaders to city leaders,” said Gelb “This is fantastic; everybody working all together to maintain and do great things.”.

I won’t refrain from expressing my opinion that the building itself may be the ugliest in E’ville and the fact that it’s on the most prominent intersection in our city represents a lost opportunity. The dated architectural style is not reflective of the direction of our city and the design guidelines expressed in the general plan. I plan on investigating the way that the design was approved and how redevelopment funds were used. | More on »

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is a third generation Californian and East Bay native who moved to Emeryville in 2003. A new parent in the community, he can often be seen walking his French Bulldog rescue "Fiona" around his Park Avenue District neighborhood, traversing the greenway on his bike or enjoying his favorite Emeryville small businesses. Rob's "day job" is as a creative professional.

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