Tall, wooden Animodules, on display at the 2018 Bridge Arts Festival, will have smaller, aluminum Bayonne renditions by local artists. × Tall, wooden Animodules, on display at the 2018 Bridge Arts Festival, will have smaller, aluminum Bayonne renditions by local artists. The lived experiences of the people in a community should ideally be reflected in public art displays. But that is not always the case in Bayonne, where commercial statues forged in a faraway warehouse stand along Broadway and a monument dedicated to the victims of the 9/11 attacks, although breathtaking, was created by an artist living in Russia. Several Bayonne artists are starting to turn the tide for a project that made its way to Bayonne from Newark at last year’s Bridge Arts Festival. The colorful, tall art pieces were magnets for festival-goers, who posed for photos with the art in front of the Bayonne Bridge. Now, several Animodules created by Bayonne artists will go on display at the Bridge Arts Gallery on May 14. Animodules, first created at the Barat Foundation in Newark, are colorful eight-feet tall animals cut from flat pieces of wood and painted by youth artists. The project started as a means of expression for… Read full this story
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