Aug. 16, 2012
-- PODS Lexington and the Lexington Art League (LAL) will join forces to bring back one of the newest, most exciting and unique concepts in the art world on display at this summer’s American Founders Bank Woodland Art Fair from Saturday, Aug. 18, until Sunday, Aug. 19.
For the second year in a row, PODS Lexington has donated one of their spacious storage containers to local artists, giving them the opportunity to transform the units into interactive works of modern art.
This year’s talented artists, Darrell Kincer and Daniel Graham, both educators at the prestigious Georgetown University, have penned the project Now I Know in Part, which investigates ideas of the perceived and the observed. Those who experience the piece will have a newfound way of seeing that leads to a variety of questions and curious observations. The installation has been on display at the LAL’s Loudoun House lawn since May and provides viewers a silent interaction between those inside and out, bringing to the surface reflective issues about current social interactivity and personal and interpersonal relationships. After the newly crafted storage container is transported and showcased at the American Founders Bank Woodland Art Fair, the exhibit will then travel to different parts of the community for show.
“We are very appreciative of the gracious support we’ve received from our local PODS moving and storage location for the past couple of years,” said Becky Alley, LAL exhibitions and programs director. “It was such a fun concept last year that we didn’t hesitate to jump at the opportunity to include PODS again in this year’s art exhibit.”
PODS Lexington will also return to American Founders Bank Woodland Art Fair with a PODS® container equipped with an American Founder’s Bank ATM to provide secure access to money for fairgoers to use throughout the event.
“PODS is very supportive of the local arts scene here in Kentucky,” said Ken Kocon, PODS Lexington franchise owner. “We’re honored to donate our services and be part of a great exhibit that allows artists to hone their craft and create incredible works of art.”
LAL is one of several organizations that have used PODS® containers as a canvas for artistic passion. In Los Angeles, the Little Tokyo Design Week featured 16 containers which were morphed into small galleries that focused on design and technology from Japan. Other locations such as Tampa Bay, Fla. and Houston, Texas have also participated in the mobile art trend by creating an artistic experience from a PODS® storage container.