Client: The Alexander Black House
Location: Blacksburg, VA, United States
Completion date: 2019
Artwork budget: $50,000
Darcy Meeker Fine Art
Public Art Agent
Black House Museum and Cultural Foundation
Alexander Black House and Cultural Center
The Color Project
The Color Project research - design - fabrication
The Color Project presents an art experience of projective, refractive, reflective and absorptive light at the Alexander Black House and Cultural Center in Blacksburg, Virginia. Our installation includes indoor and outdoor Lollipops, Benches, Interstellar Light Henges, solar LED lighting and The Chromilluminator. Design and fabrication of the installation was a year-long endeavor. Highlights of the exhibition include visits from Virginia Tech family and friends during May graduation week, when Blacksburg experiences an influx of upward of 100,000 visitors, a May live-streaming tour presented for International Sculpture Day, and presentations for Blacksburg Art Walks.
We are launching a promotional package for episodic rental of The Color Project Kinetic Light Experience. Our goal is a STEAM-based modular public art experience. We will prepare a brochure with each available component explaining its functions. Intended markets include hospitals, museums, schools, libraries and festivals. We employed the Black House exhibit as an opportunity for photo and video, compatibility and placement of components, receptivity in public spaces and pricing.
Darcy Meeker, artist and founder of The Color Project, has been expanding her public art experience for more than 20 years. As our creative director she supplies us with an endless stream of ideas. Elizabeth Stallings, artistic director, is focused on RFPs and RFQs for public art and assists in fabrication (she is known as the paint and polymer girl). We do all of our web design, graphic design, software programming, systems design, digital light art and videography editing in-house thanks to Chris Angileri. Our lead artist and fabricator Cameron Stallings airbrushes all of our public art structures. Brett Nichols fabricates in conjunction with Cameron and Nina is studio assistant to Darcy. Jim Pease, our Ph.D. grant writer, is instrumental in keeping our feet grounded in the business challenges of art.
Our dedication to creating public art experiences that inspire curiosity and deep appreciation of each other’s creative talents has made for a successful and fun collaboration.