New Albany Public Art Project: Bicentennial Series


The New Albany Public Art Project: Bicentennial Series is a multi-year outdoor exhibition of temporary art installations that interpret New Albany's rich history and heritage through the eyes of artists. In the spring of 2010, five temporary works of art were installed in the downtown historic district. Because of its importance to the founding and development of New Albany, the Ohio River is the basis for the historic themes that served as inspiration for the first five works of art. Themes exploring Industry and Agriculture serve as the inspiration for the three 2011 artworks. A walking tour booklet, which includes a map of the installation sites and information about the artists and historical themes, will be available free of charge at locations around town and online by clicking HERE. We also invite you to visit the Public Art Project's website for more information: http://www.napublicart.org/.

The project originated from a partnership between the Carnegie Center for Art & History and the New Albany Urban Enterprise Association. It perfectly aligns the mission of the Carnegie Center for Art & History to present and interpret our community's history and to promote an appreciation of the visual arts with the Urban Enterprise Association's mission to improve New Albany's urban core. Both organizations are grateful to the project sponsors, Horseshoe Foundation of Floyd County, General Mills Foundation, J. Michael and Noelle Gohmann, and The News and Tribune, and Community Donors; as well as the artists, Dominic Guarnaschelli, Scott Scarboro, Janis Martin, Ruth Andrews, Michael Slaski, Leticia Bajuyo, J. Daniel Graham, John King, Valerie Sullivan Fuchs and Brad White; and the site owners, City of New Albany, New Albanian Brewing Company, St. Marks Church, River City Winery, YMCA and Mike and David Futter; along with the many community members and businesses who have helped to make the project a success.

2011 NAPAP

Amulets

Time Ghost

 

Nature's Calligraphy - Janis Martin, Ruth Andrews and Michael Slaski

Theme: Farmer's Markets

Amulets

Time Ghost

 

Resartus - Dominic
Guarnaschelli

Theme: Textiles, Wholesale
to Retail

Amulets

Time Ghost

 

Time Ghost tower-
casts #1 and #2
- Scott
Scarboro

Theme: Newspapers and Broadcasting

2010 Installations

Amulets

Brew History:
All Bottled Up

Theme: Breweries
and Taverns
Leticia Bajuyo

Like String and Cans
Through Walls

Theme: Early Settlement

J. Daniel Graham

Roots Grow Deep

Theme: The Glass
Industry

John King

Scars into Stars

Theme: The Underground
Railroad
Brad White

Flood

Theme: The 1937
Flood
Valerie Sullivan Fuchs