River Arts Community Projects
River Arts partners with local businesses and organizations to bring public art to our community. Public art has the power to energize our public spaces, arouse our thinking, and transform the places where we live, work, and play into more welcoming and beautiful environments that invite interaction. Public art can make strangers talk, children ask questions, calm a hurried life, and create a more desirable and liveable community.
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The River Works Project
River Arts and Johnson State College have partnered together to bring the River Works Project to our community. The River Works Project is designed to increase awareness about the Lamoille River and its social, economic and environmental impact on the Town of Morristown. The project will evolve over the course of 2017-2018, and culminate with permanent public art installations designed and created by Johnson State College and area high school students at the Oxbow Riverfront Park in 2018. The final installations are intended to beautify the area, increase our community’s awareness of the surrounding natural environment, and provide opportunities for observation and contemplation. The first phase of this project presents a unique opportunity for high school students to work with professional Artist and Johnson State College Assistant Professor of Fine Art, Michael Zebrowski to design public art pieces at the Oxbow Park in Morrisville. Click here for more information on how to register your teen to participate in this exciting project!
Sculptures created by Gordon Auchincloss
River Arts is working with community partners to bring three public sculptures to Morrisville through 2018. The first sculpture, created by Artist Gordon Auchincloss, was installed on Portland Street in the Fall of 2016. Stay tuned for the final two which will be placed in front of the Centennial Library and police station. This project is part of the Animating Infrastructure Sculptural Trees Project. A big thank you to Community National Bank and the Vermont Arts Council for their support in bringing public art to life in our town!
Youth mural project installed along the Rail Trail in Morrisville