About the Project
The New Albany Public Art Project: Bicentennial Series is a multi-year outdoor exhibition of temporary art installations that interpret New Albany's rich history and heritage through the eyes of artists. In the spring of 2010, five temporary works of art were installed in the downtown historic district. Because of its importance to the founding and development of New Albany, the Ohio River was the basis for the historic themes that served as inspiration for the first five works of art. Themes exploring Industry and Agriculture served as the inspiration for the 2011 artworks. The 2012 artworks interpret themes of Home & Community Life in New Albany and the 2013 artworks will interpret Art, Culture & Entertainment.
The project originated from a partnership between the Carnegie Center for Art & History and the New Albany Urban Enterprise Association. It perfectly aligns the mission of the Carnegie Center for Art & History to present and interpret our community's history and to promote an appreciation of the visual arts with the Urban Enterprise Association's mission to improve New Albany's urban core. Both organizations are grateful to the artists, Tiffany Carbonneau, Lee & Betty Benson, Boris Zakic, Nathan Smith, Jacob Stanley, R. Michael Wimmer, Dominic Guarnaschelli, Scott Scarboro, Janis Martin, Ruth Andrews, Michael Slaski, Leticia Bajuyo, J. Daniel Graham, John King, Valerie Sullivan Fuchs and Brad White; and the site owners, MJ Resch LLC, New Albany Housing Authority, New Albany-Floyd County Building Authority, City of New Albany, New Albanian Brewing Company, Saint Marks United Church of Christ, River City Winery, YMCA and Mike and David Futter; along with the many community members and businesses who have helped to make the project a success.