Racine announces theme for public art project

Last updated on July 2nd, 2019 at 09:59 am

The Downtown Racine Corporation has decided that the 2010 downtown public art project will feature clocks created by Racine-based Fiber-Tech Manufacturing, which fabricates custom molded composite components and assemblies for diverse markets. The fiberglass clocks are 28 inches in diameter and weigh approximately 8 pounds each.  There is housing for the clock mechanism on the back of each clock and the face of the clock is concave. 
“The clocks will give us all time to relax and enjoy Racine’s local artistic talents,” said Terry Leopold, DRC’s special events coordinator. The artfully decorated clocks will adorn the streets of Downtown Racine throughout the summer. This will be the ninth year for the public art project.
Artist Design packets are now available for artists interested in designing one of the clocks. 
A panel of judges will review all of the designs that have been submitted and determine the finalists for the 2010 Public Art Event. 
Finalists will be awarded a $100 stipend to cover some of their costs. Cash prizes will also be awarded to those artists winning the “Best of Show” as determined by a panel of judges. The first place winner will be awarded $2,000; the second place winner will be awarded $1,000; and the third place winner will be awarded $500.
The DRC is also calling for nominations for its “Name the Event” contest. Participants should try to come up with a name that captures the essence of and describes the 2010 Public Art Event. All name contest and artist design entries must be submitted to the DRC by Friday, March 5 at 5 p.m. For more information visit www.racinedowntown.com

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