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ENfold Pavilion at Evans Way — Volunteers Needed!

We are looking for volunteers to help build the ENfold installation in Evans Way Park, adjacent to the Gardner Museum. Construction will take place during the last two weeks of September — but we will be running a series of trial-builds at the park every Wednesday morning from 9-12 am beginning this Wednesday, August 29th.

ENfold is a temporary installation which will be located in Frederick Law Olmsted’s Evan’s Way Park to commemorate the Fenway as Boston’s first state-wide Cultural District. Commissioned by the Fenway Alliance – designated manager of the District – the piece is comprised of 22 institutions in the Fenway, including the BSO, MFA, Gardner Museum, and Berklee College of Music. ENfold will be a 500 foot translucent ribbon that extends across the park and derives its form from the graceful canopy of trees that cover the park in Olmstedian tradition. An analysis of the on-site trees and other site conditions such as the effects of prevailing wind direction and speed helped generate a fastening system that protect tree bark and other delicate plant material.

ENfold will serve as an interactive backdrop to promote and support both formal and informal programming for the greater Fenway Community for September and October of 2012. It will be a key component of a youth arts program at the Alliance’s annual Opening Our Doors event. The installation includes a porous fabric of light-weight debris netting including sections that can be woven with strips for children to create a large-scale artwork designed by art educators from the adjacent institutions. ENfold will also act as an imaginative frame for musical performances including a Brazilian drumming band, a tai chi exhibition, and a plethora of other artistic experiences. As the Fenway “opens its doors” to the entire extended community, the installation will gently embrace its visiting creators inspiring new experiences with both nature and the arts.

We need your help to make this happen! Please email Kim Poliquin at or call 617 406 3464 if you would like to participate and if you have any questions. *Participants will qualify for AIA community-centered credits and may qualify for internship credits.


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2 Responses to “ENfold Pavilion at Evans Way — Volunteers Needed!”

  1. Diane Georgopulos Says:

    Looks like a wonderful initiative.

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