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.
Nature's Calligraphy - Janis Martin, Ruth Andrews and Michael Slaski
Theme: Farmer's Markets
Resartus - Dominic
Theme: Textiles, Wholesale
Time Ghost tower-
casts #1 and #2 - Scott
Theme: Newspapers and Broadcasting
Ordinary People, Extraordinary Courage
Men & Women of the Underground Railroad
Grandpa Makes A Scene:
The Yenawine Dioramas
Form, Not Function
Quilt Art at the Carnegie