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ARTIST NATALIE SETTLES COMMISSIONED TO CREATE NEW ARTWORK FOR HILLCREST SENIOR RESIDENCES
 
   Artist Natalie Settles has been commissioned by The Community Builders (TCB) to create a new work of art for Hillcrest Senior Residences, a new residential development being constructed in the Carrick neighborhood of Pittsburgh. The artwork will be developed over the next few months and installed in the building prior to its completion in the spring of 2017. The Office of Public Art is providing project management and technical assistance for the project.
“The Community Builders is delighted to be working with Natalie and the Office of Public Art in commissioning a site-specific artwork for Hillcrest Senior Residences” said Jim Eby, Senior Project Manager for Hillcrest Senior Residences. “It is likely the work will animate our large community room windows.  Natalie’s concern that the artwork remain interesting and enjoyable to residents who may experience it daily and for a long time, yet also entice the general public passing by, resonated with us.”
  
 
 
Settles has exhibited nationally and internationally since 1999 including venues in Norway, Brazil, New York, Chicago, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, and California among others.  Settles' work intermingles the histories, inquiries, and forms of art and science. For over a decade her work has led to collaborative projects with researchers in biochemistry, botany, physiology, and biology. Recent projects include: designs for custom tree grates on Penn Avenue in Garfield (2013);  Marginal: A New Wall Drawing Environment (2011) pictured ; and The Evolving Wallpaper Project (2011 – present).  Settles is based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. 
This is the second public art project that The Community Builders has commissioned in Pittsburgh. In 2014, the company commissioned artist Leslie Ansley for their property at East Liberty Place South. Ansley’s work, Convergence, was developed out of dialogue with community residents and in response to the changes that have come to the neighborhood.
 
 
About The Community Builders:  
The Community Builders, Inc. (TCB) is one of America's leading nonprofit real estate developers and owners. Our mission is to build and sustain strong communities where people of all incomes can achieve their full potential. We realize our mission by developing, financing and operating high-quality housing and implementing neighborhood-based models that drive economic opportunity for our residents. Since 1964, we have constructed or preserved hundreds of affordable and mixed-income housing developments and secured billions of dollars in project financing from public and private sources. Today, we own or manage 11,000 apartments in 14 states. We are headquartered in Boston with regional hubs in Chicago and Washington, D.C
 
About the Office of Public Art:
The Office of Public Art is a public-private partnership between the City of Pittsburgh Department of City Planning and the Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council. Founded in 2005, they provide technical assistance and educational programs about public art in the Pittsburgh region.  For more information, visit www.publicartpittsburgh.org  
 
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