Marco’s creation for the Club is at a hugely reduced rate than his regular work since he knows the importance of this project to San Leandro and surrounding communities.
San Leandro – March 29, 2021 – The Boys & Girls Clubs of San Leandro is nearing the completion of its $10.5 million renovation of its 2200 San Leandro Blvd., San Leandro, CA facility. When completed, this facility will become a dedicated Teen Center for the San Leandro community providing a new state-of-the-art Tech Center, Maker Space, Music Studio, Art Room, garden and green space with indoor and outdoor program areas to design, create, learn and grow.
Marco Cochrane, a world-renowned sculptor whose TRUTH IS BEAUTY statue energized San Leandro, has designed a unique, iconic structure known as EMBACE that is both art and function. The sculpture will provide shade on the corner of Marina and San Leandro Boulevards over a semicircle raised concrete platform to be used for presentations, theatrical productions, musical performances, group projects by teens and the community. As a Boys & Girls Club alumnus and low-income youth himself, Marco understands personally the impact of having a safe, nurturing environment that allows youth to discover their potential through creativity and imagination. The design of the sculpture reflects the Boys & Girls Club’s safe, nurturing space. Marco’s brilliance is creating an art piece to fire the imagination of youth for years to come.