The River's Voice
outdoor interactive musical sculpture
Artist: Andreas von Huene
Planned Location: Brunswick Mall
Planned Installation Date: 2018
Project Coordinators: Lee Cheever, Jennie Driscoll, and Susannah Lawhorn
Andreas von Huene’s interactive musical sculpture, The River’s Voice, celebrates the return of the Androscoggin River as a defining and honored feature of our town. Made to be played, The River’s Voice consists of an array of metal discs, of different sizes and at varying heights, mounted to a sculptural granite base approximately eight feet long. The discs can be feathered, massaged, thumped, or hammered into song.
The River’s Voice will be permanently installed on the Town Mall, in the heart of downtown. It will be beautiful to see, and its interactivity will surprise and delight. Designed for safety and durability, it will last generations. The estimated cost is about $40,000, depending on the amount of in-kind support, which is comparable to the granite sculpture Haven at Brunswick Station.
From his studio in Arrowsic, Andreas von Huene creates works of art for public spaces and private collections. He sculpts in a wide range of subject matter, size, and media, including stone, wood, and metal. Most of his works are inspired by the natural world, and all reflect his love of Maine. More than thirty of his public art installations can be found throughout the state in parks, schools, hospitals, and libraries. Nearby locations for his public works include Maine Maritime Museum, Coastal Botanical Gardens, and Mid Coast Hospital. For more information, visit andreasvonhuene.com.
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Maine Street Artist Banners
Plans are underway for the first in a series of artist banners to be placed at different locations on Maine Street. The banners, which will feature artwork by local artists, will hang on a rotating basis. The banners will be similar to the ones that are often seen hanging on the fronts of art museums. An example can be seen on the Maine Street side of the Bowdoin Art Museum. The first banner will hang on the Cribstone Building on Park Row. Two artists are under consideration for the banner.
Art at Cabot Mill
Description: a mural on the exterior wall facing Route One
Project Coordinator: Tom Brudzinski
Location: Cabot Mill, 14 Maine Street, Brunswick
Proposed Funding: Cabot Mill management, other private and public donors
Installation Date: unknown
"Art with Ms. Crosby" Goes Outside
Art by kindergartners and first and second graders at Coffin Elementary School moved outside n 2015, transforming the playground fence into a colorful and joyful gallery. The project was headed by Brunswick elementary school art teacher Amy Crosby, and was funded by Brunswick Public Art's small-project fund. The 48 works of art were created by the students in class and reproduced by Carrot Signs onto weather-proof panels. To see more of the exhibit, visit our News page. For more photographs of other student work, visit Amy Crosby's website: Art with Ms. Crosby.
An additional 60 student paintings were installed in 2016. The paintings line both sides of the path leading to Ms. Crosby's modular classroom. The project was funded by the Coffin School Parents Fund.
- Environmental Murals in downtown locations to be determined
- Hannaford Banners and Murals to be located on the exterior and interior of the building
- Art on the Androscoggin Bike/Pedestrian Path - to be located under the second underpass
- Outdoor Sculpture Show - to be located on Upper Park Row, planned for 2020
- Solar Farm Art at Crystal Spring Farm
- Art at Woodlawn Tower on Water Street
- Wayfinding Art Trail - a series of mosaic cairns to be located at Brunswick Landing
- Climate Change Photography - by Southern Maine Community College students
- Art at CEI - "electrical artwork" in the glass stairway