First project

The first assignment of the semester: The following posts depict the students' response to placing art in a location to reach unexpected viewers.

Mary Carothers

Materials: Rearranged cardboard banner greetings
Location: Women's bathroom, , Hite Art Institute, University of Louisville

I know this feeling, do you?

Brigid Watters

3 inch miniature birdhouse
Location: A tree, Louisville

Amerisa Waters

Random Arts of Kindness

Materials: Photographs, cardstock, Sharpie, stamps
Location: Borders, Gardiner Lane Shopping Center

Materials: Photographs, cardstock, Sharpie, stamps
Location: Borders, Gardiner Lane Shopping Center

Materials: Rinestones, glue, candle previously purchased from the Dollartree
Location: Dollartree, Bardstown Square Shopping Center

Rosslyn Steinmetz

Material: Ceramic
Location: Off-Broadway Shoes, Shelbyville Road

Mitchell Noah

Materials: Glass, rubber
Location: First and Market, abandoned building
Something potentially dangerous placed in an already dangerous spot.

Crystal Ludwick

Location: Cherokee Park
Material: Spray paint on wood with string
I have never been fully supported artistically from my family. I believe that childhood dreams are vital to growth and development, so I placed my piece on a playground to encourage children AND their parents to be open-minded.

Nick Linares

Swedish Fish in Cyanide
Location: Unknown

Elizabeth Johnson

Basic Waltz Step
Materials: Chalk
Location: TARC bus stop, Eastern Parkway, near the Medical Arts Building

Samantha Grose

Materials: Spray paint and snow
Location: Louisville Suburbs, Grandma's house

Jimmy Devore

Materials: Stone
Constructed, balanced piles of stone, left where they belong.

Lucy Brown

The bull-eyes were screen-printed on recycled paper and attached to a row of ash trees in Bingham Park, located on lower Brownsboro road. The ash tree population has been suffering from a species of ash borer that was brought in through shipping crates from Asia. Millions of ash trees have died due to the introduction of the Emerald Ash Borer and it is just a matter of time before it reaches Kentucky. Although there is little hope for the ash tree, it is important to raise awareness of how delicate our ecosystem is to species that are introduced through the processes of man. Louisville is a city of trees and the absence of the ash tree will have an inevitable impact on the landscape of the city and it's environment.

Lexi Bass

Is the concept of mystery still alluring in today's e-communication society? With the ability to find city addresses and solve friendly pop culture disputes on an iphone or laptop in a moment's notice, at the click of a button, could someone still be perplexed by a riddle or an object of curious origin? I created a treasure map and hid it in the city for some lucky or unlucky bystander to happen upon, but proving my hypothesis correct for the first 5 days, the little trinket of feigned antiquity remained in it's not-so-hidden-place inside a crosswalk button cavity. The map's seal had been broken the first day, but crinkled, it was obvious someone had puzzled briefly over the message inside (a recipe in the form of a map) and shoved it back in its hole. I relocated the object again to make it more noticeable and provocative, but again I found it shoved deep inside the crosswalk pole. I came back and moved it to the forefront once more, but discovering it unmoved for several days in a row was disillusioning... finally I didn't see it there anymore, and like the triggered catch and release mouse-trap with no scurrying sounds from inside, I was filled with the anxiety of what had happened. Had it fallen out and blown away? Was it shoved so far into the cavity that I could no longer find it? Or was it taken? Kept? Trashed? Used? I created a Hollywoodesque account of what I hoped happened to my trinket, but as the Tootsie Pop Voice Over reiterates, "the world may never know."