Thursday, July 17, 2014

It's Up...and now for the closing party!

Re-thinking the Facade in place, temporarily 

detail with "blocks"
made by Cathi, Leni, and Beth, Thanks
 Take a look at Berkshire Bank at 52 Main Street in Chatham and what will you see?  A kooky, crazy temporary installation:  inspired and sometimes made by you!  THANK YOU ONE MILLION to everyone who participated and helped out!  You put the "engage" in engagement.  Lots of fun was had and I also learned a lot.  Enjoy the beautiful plantings, even after the installation comes down. Special thanks to Joanne for all of her garden maven help!  Speaking of the installation coming down, on Thursday, July 31 from 4-6 pm there will be a closing party right in front of the bank.  The installation will come down (with the very kind assistance of James, Randy, and their tall ladders,) and there will be cake!  Plus take home a piece of the installation as a souvenir!  Spread the word. Hope to see you there!

Parade from SummerFest poses in front of the facade!

What's next?  The Audio Walking Tour of Chatham! An audio tour of the Village of Chatham that surveys history, culture, and contemporary living through local stories. Tell your personal, funny, sad, irreverent, etc., stories that connect to particular locations in the village. Be the voice of someone else’s story.  Stories will be recorded, edited, and ordered into a self guided tour of the village of Chatham. Participate in telling, recording or editing (no experience necessary!) Check back here for more details.

Monday, July 7, 2014

Temporary Installation opening July 12th...with a closing on July 31!

Facades at the Grainery
On Saturday July 12th Re-thinking the Facade will be on view at Berkshire Bank at 52 Main street, Chatham, NY.  This temporary installation was inspired by the architecture of the Village of Chatham in all it’s varieties as a metaphor for the diversity of our community. Participants were asked to re-imagine the brick facade of the bank building.  Their ideas ranged from bringing the personal into the public, conceptual notions of community and more.  (These model facades are in the windows on Main Street.)  I have sampled and synthesized many of these ideas and included them in the
Facades at Banner's

Why a closing event?  Why not?! On Thursday, July 31st, from 4-6 pm I will be taking the installation down.  Since it is modular, all of the individual “bricks” will be on offer to the community to take home as a kind of souvenir and a thank you for their support during the project.  Or stop by to learn more about what’s next for Chatham Art Agency.... The Audio Walking Tour of Chatham!  Light refreshments will be served. 
Facades at Brown's Shoe Store

Check the right hand side of the blog for some interesting book titles for summer reading!
Facades at the Chatham Bookstore