The new series of Sculpture in the Streets pieces have been popping up in downtown Albany this week. This year's theme: "Stand in the Sole of Albany." The pieces are all giant Dutch clogs. You know, wooden shoes.
Thirteen artists have decorated the oversized clogs -- some big, some really big -- for this year's series. Photos of a handful of them are after the jump, as is a list of this year's artists.
The clogs are fun. And this afternoon they definitely had people stopping to take a look. A brief "What the heck..." moment was usually followed by a smile. Some people even tried them on (so to speak).
This year's Sculpture in the Streets series will be officially unveiled at a garden party hosted by the Albany Downtown BID Friday evening. Tickets are $50.
Maps of all the sculptures will be available from the BID and downtown merchants starting Monday (June 18). The clogs will be on display until May 2013.
Photos of some of the clogs are in large-format above. Please scroll all the way up.
This year's artists:
+ Patricia Baker, Schenectady, NY
+ Mitchell Biernacki, Glenmont, NY
+ Tony Iadicicco, Albany, NY (with Gutman Black, Albany, NY)
+ Paula J. Lawton, Valatie, NY
+ Carol Lernihan, Cooperstown, NY
+ Denise Poutre, Albany NY
+ Kim Schaller, Westerlo, NY
+ Sally Spring, Castleton, NY (with Susan Rivers, Ravena, NY and Milton McPherson, Albany, NY)
+ Barbara L. Walter, Greenville, NY
+ Elizabeth Zunon, Albany, NY
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