Tuesday, January 22, 2008
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For those of you who may or may not have noticed the work being done outside the Old Point Tavern on Mass Ave. The Cultural Trails getting a new Julian Opie LED piece. The inaugural lighting of the piece takes place today. I can not make the ceremony but I plan on grabbing a drink at the Old Point later tonight. I guess I can drink and watch ol' Ann dance all night long...
Julian Opie Artwork Returns to Indianapolis
In 2007, the Julian Opie: Signs public art exhibition brought 11 installations by the internationally acclaimed artist Julian Opie to the city. Now, one of the pieces is coming back. The artwork – a four sided light emitting display (LED) featuring an animated artwork of a woman dancing – was on the corner of Maryland and Illinois streets during the exhibition. The LED unit will be installed permanently along the Indianapolis Cultural Trail and feature a new animation purchased for the city of Indianapolis and entitled “Ann Dancing.”
The work will be illuminated and officially dedicated on Tuesday, Jan. 22, at 11:30 a.m. Join arts, tourism and Cultural Trail officials, as well as Mass Ave business owners at Tuesday’s event to learn more about the project.
This continues a new tradition in Indianapolis’ public art exhibition legacy. Last fall, three sculptures from the 2005 Tom Otterness in Indianapolis exhibition were installed outside the convention center at the corner of Maryland and West streets.
Artwork illumination: 11:30 a.m., Tuesday, Jan. 22
WHERE: Intersection of Alabama St., Mass Ave and Vermont St. in front of the Old Point Tavern (Event will take place rain or shine)
WHO: Brian Payne (president, Central Indiana Community Foundation), Patti Perrin (owner of the Old Point Tavern), Mindy Taylor Ross (director of public art, Arts Council of Indianapolis)