It’s a public art “hide and seek” self-guided tour and YOU are invited!
On today’s Indy Style, Roland Smith, KIB Director of Community Engagement, and Consuelo Poland, Artist from the Latinas Welding Guild, tell us more about this partnership between Keep Indianapolis Beautiful and the Arts Council of Indianapolis.
There will be a total of 106 new public art installations around the city, focused in neighborhoods that do not currently have a lot of public art investment (Martindale-Brightwood, Englewood, Hawthorne vs. downtown/Mass Ave, Broad Ripple or the city’s other established cultural districts). There are over 60 different artists participating in the project, each have been paired with a neighborhood group to create artwork reflective of the community – and in many cases the artists themselves live in the neighborhoods where they’re installing their art.
The majority of the art is up/installed now. The app is set to launch Sept. 5.
Lilly Endowment funded Indy Art & Seek through its 2018 initiative, Strengthening Indianapolis Through Arts and Cultural Innovation. For more information, visit www.indyartandseek.org or follow @indyartandseek and #artINDseek on social media.
Examples of Art & Seek installations include:
Aliens Among Us by Christina Hollering
Shelton Heights GreenSpace, 3843-3837 Rockville Ave.
Enlarged versions of caterpillars cut from neon vinyl, assembled, and hidden around Shelton Heights Park on Indy’s westside for kids of all ages to find and engage with.
Companion Planting by Felissa King
Brookside Park, 3500 Brookside Parkway, South Drive
Custom-made cushions at the base of a tree in Brookside Park on Indy’s near-eastside.
Comm-UNITY by Sabra Logan + Iibada Dance
32nd and Pennsylvania streets roundabout (pocket park at 212 E. 33rd St.)
Dance performance where Iibada Dance Company dancers interact with the audience spreading the light of unity through the UMOJA symbol. This performance, along with all other performances, will have a video component to their pin on the app.
A Riverside Story by Kim McNeelan
Riverside Park, 2420 E. Riverside Drive
A large book sculpture made from steel rod encourages people to think about the history and future of the Riverside neighborhood on Indy’s near-westside, their own role in the story. Viewers can pose with the book for photos as though they are the main character(s) in the story.