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Community Gardening for Trace, Project by Ann Reichlin

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October 13, 2012 at 10:00 AM until 4:00 PM

Location: Sculpture Space, 12 Gates Street, Utica

Phone: 315-724-8381

Email: info@sculpturespace.org

Link: http://www.sculpturespace.org

Event Description

Please join us to plant bulbs and come back in the Spring to enjoy the flowers. This is a family-friendly event.

Ann Reichlin is very excited to introduce her new community based project, Trace. Community members are invited to join in on Saturday, October 13th at Sculpture Space, 12 Gates Street Utica, NY between 10:00am and 4:00pm to plant 3,000 narcissus bulbs on the site of the vanished foundation walls of several demolished homes that once lined Whitesboro Street. A 1907 Sanborn map of the neighborhood will be used to establish the location of the former dwellings.

Trace begins a new phase of Interventions at 914 Whitesboro Street, the ongoing series of site-works that I have been creating on Sculpture Space grounds since 1998. Each year the narcissus planted for Trace will emerge then disappear, momentarily revealing a vestige of the former density that once defined this West Utica neighborhood. By marking a moment in the neighborhood's past, Trace uses the universal quality of gardening to explore the idea of transformation and continuance.

Ann's work has been widely exhibited including her 2010 solo exhibition, Ann Reichlin: Counterpoint at the Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute Museum of Art in Utica, NY, Raw Material (2012), Davis Gallery at Hobart and William Smith Colleges and New Installations: Artists in Residence (2003) at the Mattress Factory in Pittsburgh. Between 1998 and 2008, Ann created Interventions at 914 Whitesboro Street, a series of site-specific sculptures on the site of an abandoned house on Sculpture Space grounds. Ann is also a recipient of a 2010 Community Art Partnership Artist Fellowship, and a recipient of fellowships in 2008 and 2000 from the New York Foundation for the Arts in the category of Architecture/Environmental Structures. Ann currently serves on NYFA’s Artist Advisory Committee.

Funding for Trace was received with the help of the on-line micro-philanthropy fundraising platform, USA Projects. Generous community support from Sculpture Space, Jay Groah Group, Strut, Bodily Charm and numerous individual donors have made this project possible.

For more information please contact Ann Reichlin (a.reichlin@verizon.net or 607-256-0263) or Holly Flitcroft at Sculpture Space (info@sculpturespace.org or 315-724-8381).

More information about Trace and Interventions at 914 Whitesboro Street can be found on the following websites:
http://www.usaprojects.org/project/trace
http://annreichlin.com/home.html
http://www.sculpturespace.org/reichlin2008/
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