Essex Embarks on Community Art Project to highlight Heart & Soul Values posted on Nov 6, 2013 Go Back
Nationally known sculptor and performance artist Kevin Reese will be spending two weeks in Essex, VT working with students and community members to create permanent pieces of public art that express Community Values identified by Heart & Soul of Essex. Students from Essex High School, Essex Middle School, ADL, Fleming and Westford have submitted sketches based on what the community values mean to them and these will inform their work with the artist during a two-week residency.
The result will be a giant mobile (120′ x 60′) that will be displayed in the cafeteria of EHS. When the installation comes down, businesses, families and individuals who support the project will get a mobile for their home, lobby or store front. These mobiles will be displayed throughout the community and will create a visual reminder of the community’s core values.
The community is invited to participate in mobile making with Kevin Reese on Saturday, November 16th from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. at Essex High School. Join us on Thursday, November 21st at 5:00 p.m. at Essex High School for a live performance of “A Perfect Balance” a one-man show about mobiles and why they amaze us! Immediately following the performance there will be a reception in the cafeteria and the unveiling of the community made mobiles.
For more information, please contact:
Web address: www.heartandsoulofessex.org