Friday, August 21, 2009

Volunteers needed for public art project

Cleveland-based artist Olga Ziemska is one of the winners of the recent outdoor sculpture competition. She will be visiting Yellow Springs to make casts of hands of 20 local residents; these casts will become part of her sculpture, “Flock of Hands.”

The hand-casting event will take place on Friday, August 28th, from 10 am to 6 pm. The process uses safe, non-toxic materials and only takes about 20 minutes—and it's fun! Volunteers should wear clothing that can get dirty (just in case). Participants’ name, address, and email will be recorded and the artist will also take a photo of them after the hand-casting. They will later be informed of which hand is theirs in the finished piece.

The location of the event will be the YS Arts Council’s Art Space, which is located at 108 Dayton St., 2nd floor.

Contact Laura Carlson (email: or phone: 767-2954) to set up an appointment time for a 20-minute “casting session.”

We will also be seeking volunteers to assist with the installation of the sculpture, which will take place at the end of September.

listen... (2003)
Locally reclaimed birch logs and plaster cast hands
Collection of the Polish Center of Sculpture
(c) Olga Ziemska


JafaBrit's Art said...

ooh, I love the birch and hands image, that is really cool

Laura Carlson said...

AND did you notice that the hands are spelling a word?


Virgil Hervey said...

Corrine, I'm having my hands done at 1:40 p.m. I think it would be lots of laughs if you and, hmmmm... let's say Nancy came in to get yours done just before or after!

JafaBrit's Art said...

Laura I didn't notice that and wow, that makes it even MORE cool.

Virgil, nancy is coming in earlier in the day I think.