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11th Street Bridge Park Announces Selection of Major Commissioned Artwork by Martha Jackson Jarvis and Njena Surae Jarvis

On February 16, 2022, ​ the 11th Street Bridge Park​—a partnership between the local non-profit Building Bridges Across the River (BBAR) and the District government—announced the selection of Anacostia’s Sunrise/Sunset Portals by DC-based artists Martha Jackson Jarvis and Njena Surae Jarvis of Jackson Jarvis Studio as the park’s first and largest commissioned artwork. – East City Art

Opinion: A bridge-turned-park in Southeast can be a national example of how to reconnect communities

Largely overlooked in President Biden’s economic recovery and infrastructure plan is sweeping effort to reconnect communities divided by urban highways. The $20 billion in aid Biden proposed in his American Jobs Plan would be a historic effort to correct the racism in how we built our highway system and lay the groundwork for reinvigorating neighborhoods… – The Washington Post