Sneak Peek of HEPL’s Public Art Project

Sneak Peek of HEPL’s Public Art Project

 

by Kris Hurst

In conjunction with the improvements being made at Hamilton East Public Library’s outdoor spaces, the library will be incorporating a public art piece onto the grounds of the Fisher’s campus this year. Funded by the Fishers Arts and Culture Commission, there are several components to this public art piece: a large stacked native stone and onyx sculpture, ceramic tile pavers with silkscreened images and stone benches. The work, funded through the Fishers Arts and Culture Commission, is set to be installed later this year.

Example of paved tile work installed by the artist team at a prior public art site.

As a preview of this installation, Ignite Studio is offering a set of workshops to help patrons get a feel for how the artwork is created. Patrons will be meet the California based artist and in-person artisan, who will be creating the elements of the artwork. Rude Calderon will join us virtually and talk about the visioning process that lead to the site-specific design for the library. He will also speak to the sculptural elements of the piece, while patrons view sketches and a maquette (model). Artisan Mariam Atnafu will speak about the tile work and guide patrons through the process of making silkscreened tiles. These tiles will mimic the tiles that will be created for the installation itself. Come get inspired by the artistic process and learn what it takes to create art on a large scale!

Sneak Peek of HEPL’s Public Art Project

Sat. 4/9 | 11-12:30pm
Sat. 4/9 |  2-3:30pm
Sun. 4/10 | 2-3:30pm
Mon. 4/11 | 6:30-8:00pm

Join us for a sneak peek of Hamilton County’s next piece of public art, which will be located on our Fishers campus, set to be unveiled in 2022. Meet the California based artist and in-person artisan, who will be creating the elements of the artwork. Try your hand at one of the techniques used in their artistic process by silk screening a ceramic tile which will be yours to keep as a memento. Ages 13+. Registration required (click the date above to register). Event sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Thank you to the Fishers Arts and Culture Commission and the City of Fishers for funding HEPL’s Public Art project.

 



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