We Need Your Help! 2017 New Albany Public Art Skatepark Project.
The Carnegie Center for Art & History is undergoing an ambitious project and we need your help! For the latest installment of our annual Public Art Project, we looked into ways in which we could stimulate people in our community, and to promote physical, mental, and emotional health. We have started looking for ways to provide art experiences, to create opportunities for people to not just passively look at art, but to get into it, to participate in its creation, and to physically engage and interact with it. The project that we are seeking your help with now is to rehabilitate and reinvent our city’s riverfront skatepark into a shiny, new skate-able work of public art.
Skateboarding’s history and culture is deeply intertwined with art and creation which includes everything from skateboard decks and clothing graphics, to DIY posters and custom ramp builds. And this marriage isn’t limited to just the visual designs by skateboarding followers, but also the act of skateboarding itself is a living embodiment of art and sport, of creativity and physical activity. The world as seen through the eyes of a skateboarder becomes an exercise of seeing untapped potential in inanimate objects. Providing interactive, inspiring objects for play at this Art Skatepark allows minds to creatively explore real world geometry and expand brain activity, which in turn builds a deeper understanding of the real world around us.
We hope you will give serious consideration in our project, and will take that next step necessary to help lift Art and Action in the Kentuckiana region to new heights. Any assistance you can give will help, whether it’s donating to this worthy cause, or sharing this campaign with your network of friends and family, we would truly appreciate it. We thank you for supporting creativity, action, activity, positive experiences, and ultimately the growth of our community.