Communitree - community based public art
posted June 24, 2011 10:56 AM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Mon July 18 at 5:00 PM, Ingalls Mall, Ann Arbor
915 E Washington St, Ann Arbor, MI, USA (Map & Directions)
I’ve been commissioned by the Street Art Fair and to do a community based public art project. We’re growing a tree out of recycled cables. How will this work and how can you be involved? The tree will be a sculpture using recycled and repurposed materials with community help in making it grow. I’m building an armature out of a repurposed lab stool and metal posts, old window sash weights and other found objects. The tree will be fleshed out using old computer, phone and electrical cables and that’s where you come in. I need your old phone cords (coiled ones are great!), computer cables and the like. If you’re like me you probably have a box of them somewhere. You can drop them off at the Art Fair Office at 721 E. Huron St., Suite 200, Ann Arbor, MI 48104 734-994-5260 (PH) or at at 301 E. Liberty St., First Floor. If you know me you can get in touch with me.
This project will start at the Townie Street Party on Monday July 18 from 5-9:30pm. I'll be there working and hope you'll come find me! During Art Fair the project will move to's patio at 301 E Liberty. I'll be there working Wednesday, Thursday, Friday from 1-4pm. Public participation is welcome! There will be a reception at on Friday at 7:00pm.

The finished piece will be sold by silent auction, proceeds to benefit the Street Art Fair and the Milan Art Center.

more info still on my blog
posted by leslies to Exhibition (2 comments total)

Just moved to AA and am looking forward to meeting you!
posted by foxy_hedgehog at 5:42 AM on June 25, 2011 [1 favorite]

Hey local mefites - I hope you'll participate in this project - look forward to seeing some of you this evening!
posted by leslies at 4:29 AM on July 18, 2011

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