Selected Public Art projects from students at Eastern Connecticut State University in Willimantic, CT.
Signs of the Times 2009 - a public art project created by Eastern Conn. State University students enrolled in Art 226, Public Art & the Community. Students used information gathered from the campus community to design and produce 30 metal street signs addressing a variety of issues ranging from serious comments on personal safety to playful observations about Eastern’s parking shortage. With the assistance of Eastern’s facilities crew, Signs of the Times was installed on existing sign posts throughout campus for one month.
Green Light 2013 - Eastern Connecticut State University design students joined local artists to create a series of green light images for outdoor projection as part of of Connecticut’s Last Green Valley’s* Annual Green Lights Initiative. Multiple interpretations of green lights were projected onto the facade of the Willimantic Brewing Company, Main Street, Willimantic, CT. The projection was on view in public space from February 15- March 17, dark til dawn.*The Last Green Valley is the 35-town National Heritage Corridor in Eastern Connecticut and South/Central Massachusetts - tlgv.org/
The Willimantic Screen Project 2011, presents "Love in a Cold Climate", an exhibition in public space about art, love and winter. Produced by June Bisantz & Harrison Judd.
Works by artists Harrison Judd, June Bisantz, Rachel Siporin, Flash Rosenberg, Sue Berg, Caroline Beasley Baker, Holly Anderson & Sev Coursen & Eastern Connecticut State University Design Group students: Kaitlin Butler, Barbara Graf, Paula Hansen, Derya Ibic, Ross Harney, Sarah Larson ,Diana Ramos, Eliza Saterlee, Trevor Shaw-Mumford and Aaron Zambarano. The Willimantic Screen Project, visible in five outdoor locations in downtown Willimantic, CT from February 11-21, 2011 - a global partner of the StreamingMuseum.org
READ!! 2012 - a collaborative video projection for public space created by students from Eastern Connecticut State University's Art 226, Public Art & the Community, and audio/visual students from EASTCONN's Arts at the Capitol Theater. READ!! celebrated books and reading, and was shown on the facade of the Willimantic Public Library, Willimantic, CT in
April 2012 from 8pm - midnight.
Green Light 2014 - Eastern Connecticut State University design students
created a series of green light images for both exhibition and projection at the Kerri Art Studio & Gallery, 861 Main Street, downtown Willimantic, as part of of Connecticut’s Last Green Valley’s* Annual Green Lights Initiative. Green light images were installed on the gallery walls and also projected from the gallery’s storefront window, visible in public space each night from dark til midnight, 2/27-3/5, 2014. *The Last Green Valley is the 35-town National Heritage Corridor in Eastern Connecticut and South/Central Massachusetts - tlgv.org/
Bus Stop Galleries 2006 Eastern Connecticut State University Art 226, Public Art & the Community students created site-specific images for bus shelters on Eastern's campus. Each design referred to its location. Images were printed on transparent outdoor cling vinyl and installed with the assistance of Eastern's Buildings and Grounds crew. Student artists in order of appearance: Krista Utke & Tim Jordan (Shafer Hall Classrooms), Alissa Morello (Library/Winthrop Hall), Jessie Marshall (Planetarium), Ashley Crispino (Health Center), Amy Purja (Child & Family Services Center) Laurie Kammer (Heating Facility) Kyle Osolin (Noble Hall Residence) Kimberly Wiknik (Sports Center).
HAPPY SPRING! - a collaborative animation for public space created by students from Eastern Connecticut State University's Art 321, Digital Art for Non-Majors. Created as a morale-booster during the last of the Covid 19 pandemic, this animation was designed for the large scale public screens in the Fine Arts Building, and other screens on campus.