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When:   March 29, 2007 6:00pm-7:00pm
Where:   Dwight Hall library
Price:   free!
Type:   Reception

Volunteer help needed this summer for Site Projects on an innovative public art installation: The basic mission of Site Projects is to bring large-scale installation art to New Haven. This year, Slovenian artist Matej Vogrinic will be working on his first U.S. Commission by installing large-replica erector parts in the Farmington Canal trail underneath Whitney Ave. He will actually start the building process during the 1st week of April and the exhibit will officially open May 19. The vision behind this project is to link the industrial development of New Haven via the Farmington Railroad with the invention of the Erector Set by AC Gilbert in the late 1800s. A link for the artist is that he most recently worked on an installation featuring 56 upturned boats in St. Luke's Church in Liverpool, England. Liverpool, incidentally, is where Gilbert first found the inspiration for the Erector set. Locals like Bill Brown (Eli Whitney Museum), Doug Rae, Allan Plattus, Dean Sakomoto and others are writing essays that will clarify some of the other links inherent in the project. The organization is looking for assistance from us in identifying students who can help the volunteer organization contact US Museums (to spread awareness of an artist who will be new to US audiences), develop signage, publicize the installation locally, assist with the actual build, and/or shoot a documentary on the installation. Come to the info session Thursday night to find out more about Site Projects, the artist, and opportunities to help. Contact This email address is hidden from email harvesters via JavaScript > Laura Clarke for more information.

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