JEFFERSONVILLE — The city of Jeffersonville's Public Art Commission will host a three-day utility box painting event to celebrate interactive art.
Thirteen artists will decorate utility boxes with mini murals along a large swath of Jeffersonville streets. The community is encouraged to visit the sites and watch the artists in action Friday through Sunday, July 12-14.
This year, for the first time, the commission chose two young artists to showcase as emerging talent. One artist is a middle school student – Lola Rodriquez (painting the three owl migos) — and the other is a high school student — Zoe Dognaux (painting bumblebees). Also, the first Latina in the utility box project, Perla Vazala, will be painting a jaguar in an unfurling rainforest.
"Painting electric utility boxes transforms necessary utilitarian objects into works of art enhancing our visual landscape and can simply bring a smile during a dreary daily commute," Dawn Spyker, Jeffersonville's public art administrator, stated in a news release. "This project celebrates community pride and elevates awareness of public art among the citizens and visitors of Jeffersonville. This project is a colorful example of opportunities for local artists to display their talents in the public sphere, making our community a better place to be."
Below are the locations of the utility boxes and the associated artist:
• 10th and Quartermaster: Chris Chappel
• Eighth and Penn: Wendy Wayne
• Eighth and Main: Kim McKercher
• 10th and Main: Anna Nantz
• 10th and Renfroe: Cheryl Ulrich-Barnett
• 10th and Thompson: Russel Jackson
• Allison at Rural King: Zoe Dognaux
• 10th at Meijer: Darrenn Canton
• 10th and Vissing: Perla Zavala
• 10th and Ellingsworth Dairy: Corey Ridings
• 10th and Schlosser Farm: Lola Rodriguez
• 10 and Herb Lewis: Shelby Riley
• Hamburg and Charlestown-New Albany Pike: Jennie DiBeniditto
For more information visit jeffersonvilleart.com.