A town’s growth and merit are often measured by how it has transformed through time into an economically, culturally and recreationally robust community. Whether induced or spontaneous, the transformation that has led the development and expansion of the arts in Warwick cannot be attributed to one singular initiative or any one specific era.
The Warwick Summer Arts Festival’s (WSAF) repurposed clock fundraising project, “Time Transformed,” produces art recognizing the transformation of the Town of Warwick through the years. Artists skilled in a multitude of mediums accepted the challenge of transforming an object of their choice into a unique functioning clock representing the transformation theme of this year’s festival.
Clock mechanisms, including the clock movements and hands, were provided to each participating artist to convert into functioning art in their own distinct style. Heidi Lanino Bilezikian and Janet Howard-Fatta, Warwick-based artists, managed the call for artists, the distribution of the clock mechanics, the storefront display, and the silent-auction of the completed art clocks.
Clocks to be Displayed & Sold at Auction
Art clocks will be on display in the windows of Newhard’s The Home Source, located at 39 Main St. in Warwick, from Mon., Apr. 16 to Thurs., Apr. 26. The clocks will then be displayed for auction on Fri., Apr. 27 from 6 to 9:30 p.m. at the Warwick Center for the Performing Arts, located at 63 Wheeler Ave. in Warwick.
Guests will be treated to an evening of hors d’oeuvres, musical and performance entertainment. A cash bar will include a variety of adult beverages and soft drinks. Tickets for the auction are $25 plus a fee and are on sale until Mon., Apr. 23. To purchase tickets stop by the Warwick Center for Performing Arts in Warwick NY or visit www.Eventbrite.com.
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