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.

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Frogs On the Rock: A Community Art Project

FROSGS ON THE ROCK: a Community Art Project

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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!

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Kyle Vohland and Son, of ICON Poly Studios from Gibbon, Nebraska

Kyle Vohland and Son, of ICON Poly Studios from Gibbon, Nebraska

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!

Me, Frog One, & Pauline (1989 Honda Civic @ 363,600 miles)

Me, Frog One, & Pauline (1989 Honda Civic @ 363,600 miles)

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§ 6 Responses to Frogs on the Rock: A Community Art Project

  • christiok says:

    I used to walk by the original Frog Rock every day ! — over off of Phelps or Day Road by Hidden Cove…can’t remember the exact road….and am so glad to see this community project. You have officially become a Bainbridge citizen, Pierr. 🙂 Very cool.

    • pierrmorgan says:

      Wow! “Bainbridge citizen.” Thanks, Christi! Yes – Frog Rock. Thanks for the reminder. I think it’s off Day Road East (a jog north at the stop light onto Phelps) then north to the SE corner of Phelps and Hidden Cove Road. I’ll have to take a photo of it to add to my next post. I’m sure it was the inspiration for this community project.

  • Rob Moses says:

    Very cool! I hope they all find good homes after the parade 😉

  • Lisa says:

    Even Pauline is participating. The frog is just way to cute…the kids have such
    imaginations. Can’t wait to see the one you do!!!

    • pierrmorgan says:

      I know. Kids sure know how express themselves. I keep finding little butterflies and details I hadn’t noticed before as I get to sit with this KiDiMu frog and “bring out” their art. Thanks for commenting, Lisa!

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