(Press release from the Carnegie Center)
Save the date! New Albany Public Art Walk, Sat. July 9, 2011, 6-9 PM (Rain date July 16)
The Carnegie Center will host the official celebration for the 2011 New Albany Public Art Project: Bicentennial Series, with an Art Walk featuring the Project artists, on Saturday July 9, 2011 from 6:00-9:00 pm. After welcoming remarks at the Carnegie at 6:00 pm, visitors can drop in at the eight artworks between 6:30-9:00 pm to speak with the artists and learn more about the project themes. A walking tour booklet for the 2011 Public Art Project, which includes a map of the installation sites and information about the artists and historical themes, will be available at the sites. Art Walk participants can make their own screenprinted poster during the event. Family activities will include a mobile scavenger hunt app; there will also be a paper version of the scavenger hunt available.
Eight public artworks will be featured on the Art Walk (three new works for 2011, marked by an asterisk, and five works installed in 2010). In addition to the artists, sites will host historians, demonstrators and community leaders who will speak with participants about the historic themes interpreted by the artists. The artworks on the Walk and associated historic themes are:
*Resartus, by Dominic Guarnaschelli; Textiles, Wholesale to Retail
*Nature’s Calligraphy, by Janis Martin, Ruth Andrews and Michael Slaski; Farmer’s Markets
*Time Ghost tower-casts #1 and #2, by Scott Scarboro; Newspapers and Broadcasting
Brew History: All Bottled Up, by Leticia Bajuyo; Breweries and Taverns
Like String and Cans Through Walls, by J. Daniel Graham; Early Settlement
Roots Grow Deep, by John King; The Glass Industry
Flood, by Valerie Sullivan Fuchs; The 1937 Flood
Scars into Stars, by Brad White; The Underground Railroad
Contributions to fund one of the 2011 art installations are being accepted through IndieGoGo, an online, collaborative fundraising platform. The goal of the Public Art Project's IndieGoGo campaign is to raise $4,000, the amount that it will cost for one of the 2011 artworks to be installed in New Albany for two years. Contributors to the campaign will have the chance to vote on which of the artworks will be the “community funded artwork;” the greater the donation amount, the greater the number of votes the contributor receives. To view a video about the 2011 art installations and/or to become a contributor, visit the IndieGoGo website for the Public Art Project at www.indiegogo.com/napublicart.
Generous support for the 2011 public art installations has been provided by the General Mills Foundation and J. Michael and Noelle Gohmann.
Visit the New Albany Public Art Project website, www.napublicart.org, and Facebook page, www.facebook.com/napublicart, to learn more.
Director of Marketing & Outreach