TEMPOart Kicks Off Summer Artist Series With Ghost Fence By John Sundling
The temporary artwork by Portland’s John Sundling, will debut in the Franklin Street median at the corner of Congress and Franklin Streets this weekend.
This First Friday, from 5 to 8 PM, TEMPOart — Portland's temporary public art program — will debut Ghost Fence, by John Sundling.
In the 1960s, a third of Lincoln Park was ripped up to widen Franklin Street; the idea was to make the area more "modern." Sundling's piece outlines Lincoln Park's original boundries using flagging tape, simple wood poles, and plastic sheeting to create a "ghost fence."
The event is free and open to the public. Blankets and beverages will be on hand, along with craft beers and food trucks. What better way to kick off the sunny season than with an exploration of Lincoln Park as it was originally meant to be?