After the success of last year’s Polychrome Walleye art structure during the Reedikulus Arts Crawl, ArtsLink is planning another hands on design at City Park for the public to participate in at this year’s festival.
The Parks and Recreation Committee unanimously approved ArtsLink to set up a Reedikulus Polychrome Wildflower, a 9 foot by 15 foot wooden structure, on the north east corner of City Park. It is the same location the group installed the walleye last year.
Like last year, the display involves public participation by weaving colored threads of twine throughout the structure to complete the piece of artwork.
To increase participation, Mundth said this year the group plans to install the structure in June, prior to the start of Concerts in the Park, and keep it there until Fermentation Fest in October. The group also plans to engage other groups to help with knot tying. Mundth said ArtsLink plans to have a dedication ceremony the night the sculpture is first on display.
The wildflower would be built by Peter Krsko, an artist from Wonewoc who constructed the polychrome walleye. He has also been featured on the Farm/Art DTour.
During discussion, the committee also talked about the idea of installing a similar display at Nishan Park, particularly something sports related by the baseball fields. No action was taken on the matter but Mundth said she would talk with other artists and the city’s art committee about the concept.
The Reedikulus Arts Crawl is scheduled from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. July 26.
The committee also approved for Parks and Recreation Director Matt Scott to work with ArtsLink for its 20 Poems Project, a downtown walking tour that will also be a scavenger hunt featuring poems written by community members highlighting aspects of Reedsburg. The group plans to select 20 poems and paint them onto surfaces of the downtown and public structures throughout Reedsburg. Maps will be available at the Reedsburg Area Chamber of Commerce in the summer of 2019, according to ArtsLink’s website.
Additional information can be found on the Reedsburg ArtLink website at www.reedsburgartslink.org/20-poems-project/.