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Madison, WI

Meadowridge Art Project

Funded by a Public Arts Project grant from the Madison Arts Commission, artist Victor Castro will create a sculpture in collaboration with the Madison community to be installed in the new Meadowridge Library as part of the 2014 rebuild process.  Victor will create and install what he calls a “community-generated sculpture” in the walkway of the new library, which will be made out of used Tetra Pak boxes -- the material used for cartons of liquid foods like broth or shelf stable milk.

“Community engagement and teamwork are crucial to each of the projects, as the people we collaborate with gather, process, and transform materials, building a sculpture piece by piece, while also making decisions about the final result,” says Castro. “Each member of the community chooses her or his own level of involvement in the projects, all are welcome”

Victor is currently hosting workshops to involve the public in design and preparing materials for the new work. Community members are invited to participate in each stage of the process from design, to material collection, and installation. Watch the Bubbler Calendar for opportunities to be involved.

How to Participate in the project:

Collect your Tetra Packs!

If you are interested in participating, just follow these instructions, The used boxes will be transformed into art material for the piece. We need all of them to be clean and dry. You can bring them to any of the Madison Public Library Branches and ask for the gathering point #WEgather.

Victor is also Madison Public Library's Artist-In-Residence for Dec 13 - Feb 14, and can often be found promoting this project and working on others, in the Bubbler Room at Central Library.

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