May 24 – August 24, 2013
In conjunction with the citywide “Year of the River” celebration in 2013, Watermark, a local and regional artists’ collective made up of members Rod Bradfield, Trevor Bridgewater, Zac Chambers, John Davidson, David Erickson, Joanne Fiscus, John Gardner, Sujata Gopalan, Jim Loney, Heather Loney, Laura Mason, Petra Nyendick, Edie Richards, Stephanie Standish, Todd Stokes and Susan Tingley, will install a rectangular pad of 30 stepping stones in Fairbanks Park. Each stepping stone will measure 24 x 24 inches and contain an image specific in concept to the Wabash River, including flora and fauna, water vehicles and the industrial history of the River.
Watermark: The Wabash River presents 15 drawings by the collective that are loosely based on the designs used to embellish the stepping stones. Accompanying each drawing will be a short text paragraph, explaining the significance of the image and its relevance to the Wabash River.
A reception for Watermark: The Wabash River will be held at the Swope on Wednesday, May 29, 2013, 3-5 pm and a dedication and reception for the stepping stone project will take place in Fairbanks Park, Sunday, June 23, 2013 at 2 pm