[GREENBELT, MD] – Alight Dance Theater and the Chesapeake Education, Arts and Research Society (CHEARS), in partnership with the City of Greenbelt, are seeking artists interested in creating public art pieces to be installed at the Three Sisters Demonstration Garden sites.

CHEARS maintains the Three Sisters Gardens at three locations on City of Greenbelt property. The gardens serve as outdoor classrooms for community education on bay-friendly, sustainable gardening practices. The goal is to commission one work of art for each of the three sites.

An artist may be selected to create work for one, two, or all three sites. Artists may submit applications jointly for a design on which they intend to collaborate. The addition of the art pieces is intended to beautify the gardens and provide focal points for activities in these spaces. Each work will also incorporate text identifying the garden and its sponsors.

Funding for this project has been provided in part by alight dance theater, CHEARS, the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority, and the Greenbelt Community Foundation with support from the City of Greenbelt.

More information and the application can be found at www.alightdancetheater.org. For best consideration, submit your application by August 1, 2014. Applications received before August 15 will be considered.

Jeannie Bellina, Chesapeake Education, Arts and Research Society, recruitment@chears.org

Angella Foster, Alight Dance Theater, afosterdance@gmail.com, 301.821-1331