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January 31st, 2012 By Jac Kern | Arts | Posted In: Architecture, Arts community, Visual Art

EcoSculpt Returns to Fountain Square

 james lee bonoJames Lee Bono's Green Towers of Circuit Cincinnati - 3CDC

Remember last spring when the Square was taken over by environment-conscious art? EcoSculpt will be back April 13-29, exhibiting large-scale sculptures made entirely of recyclables.

If you like to get down with re-purposing junk in the name of art, apply at myfountainsquare.com. Works should be big (10x10-foot limit), sturdy and weather-proof. The structures are not permitted to use water or electricity, but, as the official guidelines tease, "solar power is a different story." The only outside materials allowed are fasteners and supports.

Applications must be postmarked by Feb. 29 and received by March 2. As many as 24 applicants will be selected to display on Fountain Square. They will be responsible for constructing their art on-site April 13.

Winners will be announced at noon April 20 on the Square; three local, art-savvy judges will award their three faves ($500, $250, $150) and there will be one "people's choice" winner ($100).

Past EcoSculpt works include a forest scene made solely of aluminum cans, a recycled shopping bag structure and a model of Cincinnati's three largest skyscrapers made of used computer pieces (pictured, above).

The exhibit will coincide with Earth Day, April 22. The Greater Cincinnati Energy Alliance is responsible for the return of this program.


 
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