Last updated on July 2nd, 2019 at 09:56 am
The Downtown Racine Corporation has announced the top three award winning clocks and their artists who will win cash prizes in the Hour Town 2010 public art event. Winning first place and $2,000 is Robert Andersen for Fish In’ Time. Displayed on 417 Sixth St. in Racine, the piece was created as a relief and supplemented with natural objects to create an underwater effect. Winning second place and $1,000 cash was artist, Bill Reid for his Loonatick clock. On display at 324 Main St, the clock features a whimsical steel painted loon along with an assortment of bugs. Winning third place and $500 cash is Kristin Gjerdset for her Undersea Portal clock. Her clock, on display at 555 Main Street, was inspired by kaleidoscopes and the unique shapes and patterns they create.
The three winning clocks are among 60 that will remain on display throughout downtown Racine until Labor Day.
On Saturday, Sept. 11 the clocks will be auctioned off at Monument Square in Downtown Racine beginning at 1 p.m. Food and refreshments will be available for sale and entertainment will be provided by Mean Jake. The event is free to attend.