Bajuyo to create sculpture
about history of breweries, taverns
will give presentation
about the piece on March 20
(March 2010) Hanover Colleges own Leticia
Bajuyo is creating an interactive sculpture for display at the New Albanian
Brewing Company at the Bank Street Brew house. The piece is part of
the New Albany Bicentennial Public Art Project.
Bajuyo works on
sculpture, which will
be on display at the
This project is a multi-year outdoor exhibition of 20
temporary sculptures that interpret the rich history and heritage of
New Albany. In spring 2010, five temporary sculptures will be installed
in highly visible locations in the downtown historic district. Each
subsequent year, five new sculptures will be unveiled, culminating in
2013 with New Albanys Bicentennial Commemoration.
This project is a partnership between the Carnegie Center for Art and
History and the New Albany Urban Enterprise Association. It is directed
by Julie Schweitzer Studios, with major funding provided by the Horseshoe
Foundation of Southern Indiana.
At noon on March 20, Bajuyo will be on site to give a presentation about
her work and the project. The piece she will create is informed by the
history of taverns and breweries in New Albany and dates back to 1830
with stories of homespun attitudes and community support, as explained
on the projects FaceBook page, and webpage at www.nabpublicart.org
In recognition of this, the primary materials of the sculpture are locally
collected used beer bottles. The collected bottles are used to create
a work influenced by the Lite-Brite toy. These bottles serve as pegs
on the front wall of the sculpture, but unlike a Lite-Brite, these pegs
do not create a stationary pattern. Here, images of New Albanys
brewery logos, projected from the inside the sculpture, change through
Furthermore, the sides of the sculpture are constructed of bottles between
plexi-glass walls. Sitting on shelves, these rows of bottles reference
both the song 99 Bottles of Beer on the Wall and Tom Marionis
social sculpture from 1970, titled The Act of Drinking Beer with
Friends is the Highest Form of Art.
Attendees will be paid in New Albanian Brewing Company scrip
for clean empties with labels removed. Attendees can redeem the scrip
as coupons toward their food and drink purchases. Lite-Brites will be
available onsite to stimulate your creativity along with your appetite.
For more information or to get involved,
contact Julie Schweitzer at (812) 944-4986.
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