SouthCoast Today Article by Linda Murphy / Fall River Herald News
NEW BEDFORD — This isn’t the summer Massachusetts Design Art and Technology Executive Director Lindsay Miś envisioned when they were planning two large-scale art projects, but in a sense, it turned out to be exactly what was needed in the era of COVID-19.
On Saturday, DATMA will launch the citywide collaboration “LIGHT 2020,” featuring two large-scale art projects that can be viewed from the streets downtown. With museums and galleries shuttered at the moment, the art installations bring a visible needed dose of culture to the streets where they can be viewed safely with social distancing in mind amid the era of COVID-19, said Miś.
Based on New Bedford’s legacy as “The City that Lit World,” DATMA selected two artists that use light as their medium.