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Cambridge is celebrating the centennial anniversary of the 19th Amendment and recognizing the Cambridge women who fought tirelessly for women’s right to vote. To commemorate this momentous occasion, the City is both commissioning a public art piece and hosting an event series.
Harries Heder has been short listed to potentially create a piece in the Cambridge Common, celebrating 100 years of Women’s Suffrage.
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Mags Harries was born in Wales, graduated from the Leicester College of Art and Design, received her MFA at Southern Illinois University, and teaches at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. She is a multimedia artist who uses found objects, drawing, photography, performance, new technology, and 3D printing to fabricate visually alluring work. In 1990, Harries and her husband Lajos Héder, an architect and city planner, formed the Harries/Héder Collaborative. Their aim is to activate public spaces that combine practical functions with strong metaphorical significance and bring communities together. Water and water-related issues have been and continue to be a primary theme both in Harries’s individual studio practice and in her public art collaborations. She delights in transforming unassuming objects and places into something uniquely exceptional, leading us to see the ordinary in new ways.
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