Watertown Artists Selected for Street Pianos Boston

Source: Watertown Patch 

WATERTOWN, MA – Three Watertown residents are among 60 local artists selected to participate in "Play Me, I'm Yours," a public art installation that places street pianos around Boston.

Ruth K. Henry, Ryan Edwards and Dawn Evans Scaltreto will help create the pianos, which will be on display from September 23 to October 10.

Henry has worked on many community arts projects and incorporates her love of color, texture, music and justice into her work and first encountered "Play Me, I'm Yours" in 2013.

Edwards is a multi-media artist and graduate of Berklee College of Music, where he first began learning about African music and dance. He often works in a space where music, dance and physical art blend together, and he has apprenticed with public artists.

Evans Scaltreto is a professional artist and a founding board member and creator of the Arsenal Center for the Arts in Watertown. She currently serves as president of the New England Watercolor Society.

"Play Me, I'm Yours," the brainchild of Luke Jerram, features 60 pianos installed around Boston and select Cambridge locations. Jerram's art display has been touring internationally since 2008, and since then has reached more than 10 million people in 50 cities around the world. "Play Me, I'm Yours" first arrived in Boston in 2013 and has been produced by Celebrity Series for the last three years.