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Madison home to new kinetic sculpture


Madison (WKOW) -- from City of Madison:  "It's a Bird, It's a Plane, It's Seabird," is a new kinetic temporary public art sculpture, created by emerging Madison artist Kent Hutchison. 

  Madison claims very few kinetic sculptures, so the new installation has done something new for the city with a little wind, some steel, and ball bearings.  

  "Seabird," is created in homage to lakefront waterfowl that live in Wisconsin and often make Monona's shores in Law Park their temporary resting ground. 

  The artist is hosting a public unveiling of this work on Friday at 2:00 pm at Law Park on John Nolan Drive, adjacent Monona Terrace. 

  Creating this temporary sculptural installation is a first step into public art for Hutchison, a young artist, who intends to make a career in creating large-scale public sculptures.

  Hutchison is also committed to community building through art and is willing to work with groups and after-school programs to teach folks about the magic of weights, counter weights and pivot points and help them create small scale kinetic works of their own. 

  This BLINK temporary art project will fly low along the shores of Lake Monona from now until November of 2009.

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