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Floyd County

March 7, 2013

New Albany public art project artists named

Carnegie Center selects five artists for 2013 installment

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NEW ALBANY —

 In order to highlight our history as told through this new form of storytelling, she will take a sampling of videos from New Albany to create a video collage of the contemporary history of New Albany, as created by its residents. The video will be projected onto the south-facing wall of Wick’s Pizza in the shape of the building that once stood next door. 

 “The shape of the video projection will highlight an element of architecture that is a part of New Albany’s history, but no longer present, an homage to the architectural history of this city and to our ever-changing built environment,”  Carbonneau said.

A sculpture celebrating New Albany’s rich history of performing arts and entertainment will be created by the Bensons. 

“The piece is built as a metaphor for the fledgling theatrical community in New Albany that grew into a very vibrant and talented rich program that helped to establish New Albany as a community that valued and honored the arts. It goes from chaos to order, left to right, to represent the development of the arts in New Albany and the piece is staged much like the stage bowl that many communities, including New Albany, have for outdoor summer entertainment,”  they write in the release.

The sculpture will be constructed out of wood and at the completion of the two years it will be at Riverview Towers, it will be dismantled and the timber donated to the local chapter of Habitat for Humanity, which will build a home with it here in New Albany.

In homage to George W. Morrison, New Albany’s first visual artist of note,  Zakic’s artwork on the theme of visual art and artists will celebrate Morrison’s legacy and each of the local artists who have followed in his footsteps. The image, which will be painted on treated outdoor canvas, will combine hints of a portrait of Morrison with two larger-than-life brushstrokes. As an accomplished painter himself, Zakic identifies with this early local artist.

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