Public Art Instills Meaning & Strengthens Identity

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Dear Editor, Public art is often site specific, meaning that it is created in response to the place and community in which it resides. The many blue tabs that span the North Branch of the Winooski River, which are designed to reflect the water and move with the wind, are an excellent example of a public art installation right here in Montpelier. If you haven’t seen the installation, it is best viewed from the State Street bridge and is certainly worth a visit. At first glance, the installation may appear simple, but with 12 strands of wire spanning the water, and 1200 painted blue tabs attached to the wires, it is an impressive and enjoyable addition to the waterfront. Rivers in Montpelier are often overlooked and under-appreciated. Art installations...

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