A new piece of public art is a reminder that we need to be apart, but still together.

A new sign spelling out “Together” lit with video projections at the southwest corner of Fourth Street Southwest and Broadway Avenue South in downtown Rochester is the latest public art installation giving artists income and the community color.

Artist Adam Salmi made the sign of painted wood, and composer and multimedia artist Kevin Dobbe created the video projection that illuminates the letters at night.

A Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act grant funded the project, which was administered through Threshold Arts.

Video made by composer and multimedia artist Kevin Dobbe is projected onto a sign spelling out "together" made by artist Adam Salmi as part of a public art piece Monday, Nov. 23, 2020, near the intersection of Fourth Street and Broadway Avenue South in downtown Rochester. A Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act grant funded the project which was administered through Threshold arts. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)
Video made by composer and multimedia artist Kevin Dobbe is projected onto a sign spelling out "together" made by artist Adam Salmi as part of a public art piece Monday, Nov. 23, 2020, near the intersection of Fourth Street and Broadway Avenue South in downtown Rochester. A Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act grant funded the project which was administered through Threshold arts. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)