Public art installation at I-70 and Holt Road will be the first of its kind in Indiana, and reflects a growing trend nationally
Eli Lilly and Company, Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, Inc. (KIB) and the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) have sought approval from the Federal Highway Department to install public art at the Holt Road interchange and Interstate 70. The public art installation, which will begin this Tuesday, Dec. 15, will happen in phases over the next couple of months, and marks the completion of a massive landscape makeover at the I-70/Holt Road Exit. As you may recall, nearly 1,500 Lilly employee volunteers planted more than 16,000 plants and 150 trees in May as part of Lilly’s Global Day of Service, one of the world’s largest-ever corporate volunteerism events to take place on a single day.
The art, which is named going home, will eventually include 34 multicolored pieces and was designed by Kathryn Armstrong, a graduate student at Herron School of Art and Design, through the Basile Center for Art, Design and Public Life.
Photo opportunity: The first 10 multicolored art forms will be installed Tuesday, Dec. 15, beginning at approximately 9 a.m. on the southeast quadrant of the Holt Road interchange. Spokespersons, including Ms. Armstrong, will be on-site to answer questions from the media.
***Please note that any media outlets wishing to observe the installation must adhere to new federal safety law – see news release below from INDOT***
Lastly, photos of the art are available from Herron at:www.flickr.com/photos/herronschoolofartanddesign/sets/72157622920020778/
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