ART
ARCHITECTURE
& HISTORY
in the Public Realm
Hope Gardens - Matthew Henson HOPE VI Housing

Artists
John Randall Nelson, Joe Willie Smith
Collection
City of Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture
Dates
  • Installed, 2013
Awards
  • Arizona Forward - Merit Award - Art in Public Places 2014
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Description
Hope Gardens is a new public art project that provides gates and fences for three community gardens at the Matthew Henson HOPE VI Housing Community.

The gates and fences were created by Valley artists John Randal Nelson and Joe Willie Smith, who worked with community residents to design the sites. Drawing on a shared passion for renewing the old, the artists built the improvements with sculptural concrete fence posts and steel forged from recycled garden tools and salvaged industrial...
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Location
7th Street & Sherman
Phoenix, AZ 85004
United States

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