Kathryn Armstrong

Civic Engagement and Public Art

Herron School of Art and Design’s home campus, Indiana University Purdue University-Indianapolis, continues to gain national recognition among the ranks of the best urban research universities. Most recently, IUPUI earned for a fourth year, a place in the U.S. Presidential Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.

Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, Inc. (2009-2010)

I consider public space differently and approach my studio practice as being capable of much more than when I first arrived at Herron. As an artist working in the public for the first time, I wanted to create an experience that was beyond the object as art. I would like to believe that since “going home” was installed that a transformation occurred and the living culture of Indianapolis was
improved.

—Kathryn Armstrong
Sculpture Student

Fast Facts: 
  • Five M.F.A. Sculpture students made proposals
  • Selected design consists of 34 fiberglass forms that were incorporated into landscape
  • Student worked with engineers, landscape architects, INDOT and fiberglass

I-70 Public Art Installation

Mark Adler of Keep Indianapolis Beautiful (KIB) and artist Kathryn Armstrong (Herron Graduate Student) talk about the recent public art installation at I-70 & Holt Rd. Video after the jump.

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