BCTC's Newtown Campus Chosen as a Site for Lexarts/LFUCG's Breeders' Cup Beautification Efforts
Lexarts, Lexington's premiere cultural development, advocacy and fundraising organization, has partnered with Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government's (LFUCG) Corridors Commission, to install fifteen public artworks enhancing several main pathways into Lexington.
A total of 20 objects have been installed at several locations around Lexington, and Bluegrass Community and Technical Colleges (BCTC) Newtown Campus has been chosen as one of the sites along the tour.
The work is a series of forms based on the geometries and undulations of a flower bouquet and the graphic patterns of jockey silks. The forms bend, wrap and fold in a similar language to paper origami construction methods. All jockey silk patterns incorporated in the pieces represent American horses competing in the 2015 Breeders' Cup in Lexington.
Other works of arts can be found at Lexmark, along Newtown Pike and Legacy Trail; the Isaac Murphy Memorial Art Garden on 3rd Street and Midland Avenue; Main Street and Vine Street across from Thoroughbred Park; and the Hope Center at 1524 Versailles Road.
For a list of locations and the artists go to: http://lexarts.org/participate/public-art/
For more information about the artists visit: http://wfieldworkshop.com/
Photo caption: Silk Blooms by W/Field Workshop, folded steel with vinyl surfacing.