Frogs on the Rock: A Community Art Project
June 7, 2013 § 6 Comments
End of May, 40 fiberglass frogs were delivered to the lawn outside Bainbridge Performing Arts, by Kyle Vohland and Son, of ICON Poly Studio in Nebraska.
There’s a sponsor for each frog and 35 artists assigned to paint and adorn them. I get to be one of the artists! Actually, I get to paint two frogs. Or I should say, one frog all by myself – for the Grow Community, one of five One-Planet Living® communities in the world.
The second frog I have helpers…five young artists ages 4, 5, and 6 – in the large Classroom of the brand new & beautiful, not-yet-officially-open BIMA – Bainbridge Island Museum of Art. We were scheduled to paint in the Art Room at KiDiMu, the Kids Discovery Museum next door, but it is a very popular site for birthday parties on a Saturday and the Art Room full up tomorrow, no room for us and a frog big enough to fill the back of Pauline!
Once painted and prepped for living outside in the weather, all 40 frogs will ride a flatbed truck or two in our 4th of July parade. They’ll live on their respective sponsors’ properties till September 2014, at which time they’ll be auctioned off to benefit area community organizations.
I’ll keep you posted on our progress!