The Public Collection, Late-2013 - Present
       
     
  Monument, 2015 by Brian McCutcheon   Steel, aluminum, polycarbonate, fiberglass composite, paint 12 x 12 x 80 feet  Location: Monument Circle  Learn about the project by clicking  here .   Visit Brian McCutcheon's website  here . 
       
     
  Harvesting Knowledge, 2015 by Brose Partington   Steel, Aluminum, Polycarbonate, Stepper Motor, Controller 60 x 42 x 114 inches   Location:  Indianapolis City Market  Read the full project description  here .  Click  here  to visit the artist's website.
       
     
  Topiary, 2015 by Eric Nordgulen   Painted steel, acrylic plastic, 45 feet long   Location:   Indianapolis Cultural Trail   Learn more about Eric's project  here .   
       
     
  Nautilus, 2015 by Katie Hudnall   Plywood, reclaimed wood, wood, fasteners & hardware, plexiglass, paint, ink, dye, lacquer, wax with two ink on paper drawings framed in wood by the artist Console: 64 x 120 x 24 inches, Drawings: 26 x 36 inches each   Location:   Eskenazi Health   Learn more about Katie's project by clicking  here .   See more of Katie's amazing work on  her website .
       
     
  Evolution of Reading, 2015, by Kimberly McNeelan (MFA candidate at the Herron School of Art & Design, IUPUI)   Western Red Cedar, steel, polycarbonate  12 x 7.5 x 7.5 feet   Location:   White River State Park   Read more about the "Evolution of Reading" book share station  here .   Click  here  to visit Kimberly's website.
       
     
  Play Station, 2015 by LaShawnda Crowe Storm   Mixed media 48 x 39 x 17 inches   Location:   Indianapolis Museum of Art   Read more about "Play Station" by clicking  here .  Visit the artist's website  here . 
       
     
  The answer is in the question, 2015 by Phil O'Malley   Painted wood 78 x 36 x 42 inches   Location:   Mary Rigg Neighborhood Center   Learn more about the project  here .   See more of Phil's artwork by visiting his website  here . 
       
     
  Table of Contents, 2015 by Stuart Hyatt and S+Ca   Reclaimed wood, electronics 11 x 15 x 8 feet   Location:  Horizon House, a daytime homeless shelter  Read more about "Table of Contents"  here .   Check out more work by  Stuart Hyatt  and  S+Ca .  Learn about the amazing work done at  Horizon House .
       
     
  Table of Contents  is a two part installation. This image shows the installation in the kids and mothers room at Horizon House. Children and their mother's may access literature while seeking assistance with the challenges of homelessness.     Created by Stuart Hyatt and S+Ca.
       
     
  Table of Contents  provides our most vulnerable neighbors with comfortable and inviting pavilions for reading and listening to audio books. The project was conceived and designed in direct collaboration with the “neighbors” of Horizon House who are experiencing homelessness. The structures were fabricated off site but were assembled and finished on site with the help of the Horizon House community, providing temporary employment to a group of neighbors.  Photo by Charlie Nye for the Indianapolis Star.  Artist Stuart Hyatt and architects Josh Coggeshall and Janice Shimizu (S+Ca) sit with some of the "neighbors" that were hired to build their project. 
       
     
  Cool Books, Food For Thought, 2015 by Tom Torluemke   Fabricated in collaboration with master woodworker, Michael Harrigan of Architectural Accents, Munster, IN  Wood 78 x 36 x 28 inches   Location:   Indianapolis Museum of Art   Click  here  to read more about this project.  Explore Tom's artistic practice by visiting his website  here .    
       
     
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The Public Collection, Late-2013 - Present
       
     
The Public Collection, Late-2013 - Present

The Public Collection is a new literacy and public art project that consists of free book-borrowing stations throughout downtown Indianapolis, Indiana. Each Public Collection station was designed by an artist or design team and installed in a community space in the Fall of 2015. The project was developed by Rachel Simon and it is funded by the Hebert Simon Family Foundation. Books are provided by the Indianapolis Public Library. Art Strategies assisted the project partners in crafting a vision and mission statement, schedule, and budget. Art Strategies managed artist selection, project proposals, the execution of commission agreements and site owner agreements, fabrication, and installation. 

Photo of the public dedication ceremony by Charlie Nye for the Indianapolis Star.

Click here to visit the full project website. 

Watch a video of the public dedication ceremony here.

Examples of TPC in the News:

New book-sharing stations launch in Indianapolis, by the Associated Press on Friday, August 28, 2015

The Public Collection featured in IndyStar on August 28th, 2015.

The Public Collection featured in Architect’s Newspaper on September 9th, 2015.

Nine Artist-Designed Miniature Book Sharing Libraries Appear in Indianapolis, by Christopher Jobson on October 19, 2015.

The Public Collection featured on Inhabitat on November 6th, 2015.

  Monument, 2015 by Brian McCutcheon   Steel, aluminum, polycarbonate, fiberglass composite, paint 12 x 12 x 80 feet  Location: Monument Circle  Learn about the project by clicking  here .   Visit Brian McCutcheon's website  here . 
       
     

Monument, 2015 by Brian McCutcheon

Steel, aluminum, polycarbonate, fiberglass composite, paint
12 x 12 x 80 feet

Location: Monument Circle

Learn about the project by clicking here

Visit Brian McCutcheon's website here

  Harvesting Knowledge, 2015 by Brose Partington   Steel, Aluminum, Polycarbonate, Stepper Motor, Controller 60 x 42 x 114 inches   Location:  Indianapolis City Market  Read the full project description  here .  Click  here  to visit the artist's website.
       
     

Harvesting Knowledge, 2015 by Brose Partington

Steel, Aluminum, Polycarbonate, Stepper Motor, Controller
60 x 42 x 114 inches

Location: Indianapolis City Market

Read the full project description here.

Click here to visit the artist's website.

  Topiary, 2015 by Eric Nordgulen   Painted steel, acrylic plastic, 45 feet long   Location:   Indianapolis Cultural Trail   Learn more about Eric's project  here .   
       
     

Topiary, 2015 by Eric Nordgulen

Painted steel, acrylic plastic, 45 feet long

Location: Indianapolis Cultural Trail

Learn more about Eric's project here.

 

  Nautilus, 2015 by Katie Hudnall   Plywood, reclaimed wood, wood, fasteners & hardware, plexiglass, paint, ink, dye, lacquer, wax with two ink on paper drawings framed in wood by the artist Console: 64 x 120 x 24 inches, Drawings: 26 x 36 inches each   Location:   Eskenazi Health   Learn more about Katie's project by clicking  here .   See more of Katie's amazing work on  her website .
       
     

Nautilus, 2015 by Katie Hudnall

Plywood, reclaimed wood, wood, fasteners & hardware, plexiglass, paint, ink, dye, lacquer, wax with two ink on paper drawings framed in wood by the artist
Console: 64 x 120 x 24 inches, Drawings: 26 x 36 inches each

Location: Eskenazi Health

Learn more about Katie's project by clicking here

See more of Katie's amazing work on her website.

  Evolution of Reading, 2015, by Kimberly McNeelan (MFA candidate at the Herron School of Art & Design, IUPUI)   Western Red Cedar, steel, polycarbonate  12 x 7.5 x 7.5 feet   Location:   White River State Park   Read more about the "Evolution of Reading" book share station  here .   Click  here  to visit Kimberly's website.
       
     

Evolution of Reading, 2015, by Kimberly McNeelan (MFA candidate at the Herron School of Art & Design, IUPUI)

Western Red Cedar, steel, polycarbonate

12 x 7.5 x 7.5 feet

Location: White River State Park

Read more about the "Evolution of Reading" book share station here

Click here to visit Kimberly's website.

  Play Station, 2015 by LaShawnda Crowe Storm   Mixed media 48 x 39 x 17 inches   Location:   Indianapolis Museum of Art   Read more about "Play Station" by clicking  here .  Visit the artist's website  here . 
       
     

Play Station, 2015 by LaShawnda Crowe Storm

Mixed media
48 x 39 x 17 inches

Location: Indianapolis Museum of Art

Read more about "Play Station" by clicking here.

Visit the artist's website here

  The answer is in the question, 2015 by Phil O'Malley   Painted wood 78 x 36 x 42 inches   Location:   Mary Rigg Neighborhood Center   Learn more about the project  here .   See more of Phil's artwork by visiting his website  here . 
       
     

The answer is in the question, 2015 by Phil O'Malley

Painted wood
78 x 36 x 42 inches

Location: Mary Rigg Neighborhood Center

Learn more about the project here

See more of Phil's artwork by visiting his website here

  Table of Contents, 2015 by Stuart Hyatt and S+Ca   Reclaimed wood, electronics 11 x 15 x 8 feet   Location:  Horizon House, a daytime homeless shelter  Read more about "Table of Contents"  here .   Check out more work by  Stuart Hyatt  and  S+Ca .  Learn about the amazing work done at  Horizon House .
       
     

Table of Contents, 2015 by Stuart Hyatt and S+Ca

Reclaimed wood, electronics
11 x 15 x 8 feet

Location: Horizon House, a daytime homeless shelter

Read more about "Table of Contents" here

Check out more work by Stuart Hyatt and S+Ca.

Learn about the amazing work done at Horizon House.

  Table of Contents  is a two part installation. This image shows the installation in the kids and mothers room at Horizon House. Children and their mother's may access literature while seeking assistance with the challenges of homelessness.     Created by Stuart Hyatt and S+Ca.
       
     

Table of Contents is a two part installation. This image shows the installation in the kids and mothers room at Horizon House. Children and their mother's may access literature while seeking assistance with the challenges of homelessness.

 

Created by Stuart Hyatt and S+Ca.

  Table of Contents  provides our most vulnerable neighbors with comfortable and inviting pavilions for reading and listening to audio books. The project was conceived and designed in direct collaboration with the “neighbors” of Horizon House who are experiencing homelessness. The structures were fabricated off site but were assembled and finished on site with the help of the Horizon House community, providing temporary employment to a group of neighbors.  Photo by Charlie Nye for the Indianapolis Star.  Artist Stuart Hyatt and architects Josh Coggeshall and Janice Shimizu (S+Ca) sit with some of the "neighbors" that were hired to build their project. 
       
     

Table of Contents provides our most vulnerable neighbors with comfortable and inviting pavilions for reading and listening to audio books. The project was conceived and designed in direct collaboration with the “neighbors” of Horizon House who are experiencing homelessness. The structures were fabricated off site but were assembled and finished on site with the help of the Horizon House community, providing temporary employment to a group of neighbors.

Photo by Charlie Nye for the Indianapolis Star.

Artist Stuart Hyatt and architects Josh Coggeshall and Janice Shimizu (S+Ca) sit with some of the "neighbors" that were hired to build their project. 

  Cool Books, Food For Thought, 2015 by Tom Torluemke   Fabricated in collaboration with master woodworker, Michael Harrigan of Architectural Accents, Munster, IN  Wood 78 x 36 x 28 inches   Location:   Indianapolis Museum of Art   Click  here  to read more about this project.  Explore Tom's artistic practice by visiting his website  here .    
       
     

Cool Books, Food For Thought, 2015 by Tom Torluemke

Fabricated in collaboration with master woodworker, Michael Harrigan of Architectural Accents, Munster, IN

Wood
78 x 36 x 28 inches

Location: Indianapolis Museum of Art

Click here to read more about this project.

Explore Tom's artistic practice by visiting his website here

 

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