Friday, May 17, 2019 from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM EDT
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State Transportation Building 
10 Park Plaza
Boston, MA 02116

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Art in Transportation: Rails, Trails, Streets 

Join MAPC and Transportation for America for an exciting workshop exploring the nuts and bolts of integrating art into transportation projects. The workshop will focus on how art can enhance rail corridors, trails and streets. Free Event! Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

Hear from Ben Stone, Director of Arts & Culture at Smart Growth America and Jennifer Easton, Art Manager of Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART).

Ben Stone is Director of Arts & Culture at Smart Growth America and its program Transportation for America, where he leads the organization’s broad efforts to help communities across the country better integrate arts, culture, and creative placemaking into neighborhood revitalization, equitable development, and transportation planning efforts. Ben's previous positions include serving as Executive Director of Station North Arts & Entertainment, Inc. and as an architectural designer/planner for the Baltimore Development Corporation, working on revitalization projects in Baltimore’s Middle Branch, Central Business District, and Station North. Ben holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; a bachelor’s degree in American Studies from Tufts University; and a Master in City Planning from MIT, where he focused on land use planning, urban design, and the intersection of the arts and community development.

Jennifer Easton is the Art Program Manager Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) in California, where she is responsible for developing and implementing the art program, creating program guidelines, and creating an arts master plan. Jennifer also has an extensive career in both project and program management in the visual and performing arts. She has curated numerous exhibitions, published articles and lectured in the field of contemporary art. Throughout her career, her areas of focus have included transportation, environmental, recreation and creative placemaking that involved significant phases of community input, artist assessment and selection, design development in collaboration with artists and architects, and budget and schedule-driven project delivery. Jennifer's previous positions include serving as Director of Public Art for the City of San Jose, as a Director of Marketing & Development for the Berkeley Symphony, as a Sr. Marketing Manager for an Internet media company, as a Curator for the City of Los Angeles, and as a Research Associate at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Jennifer holds a Bachelor of Arts in Art History from University of California - Davis and a Master of Arts in Art History and Museum Studies from the University of Southern California.

If you're unable to register, that means there are no more spots available. Still interested in the event? Sign up on our waitlist and we will reach out to you, if a spot opens up!


Sarah Kurpiel Lee 
Metropolitan Area Planning Council