Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Floating Art in Salem

This has to be one of my favorite blog posts this summer. It is certainly the first time I have been able to promote floating art. And who doesn't like floating art?!

Salem State College Art Professor Ken Reker has created the Waterworks Project. Wanting to make it as easy as possible for the public to view art, Reker encourages installations of mixed media works in public places. With that in mind, artworks that were fabricated in Reker’s Form and Design and Sculpture-Mixed Media classes were put on display in front of Meier Hall at Salem State College last month. On August 2nd the imaginative works, which include a kiddies pool turned into a turtle, a starfish made up of plastic water bottles encased in netting, and a pontoon decorated with pinwheels and several window frames, moved to the Hawthorne Cove Marina on Derby Street.

This public installation will be at Hawthorne Cove Marina, 10 White Street, through through August 16. It is free.

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