On Oct. 27, a 23-foot by 10-foot art project was installed along the parking garage of The Edge at 116th Street and Lantern Road. The art project, called “Pursuing Innovation,” depicts local entrepreneurs and is targeted toward inspiring the community.
Mayor Scott Fadness, artist Rachel Johnson and members of the community, as well as those Johnson painted in her silhouettes, attended the unveiling.
“At the entrance to the Nickel Plate District, the artwork welcomes visitors and residents to the heart of downtown Fishers and celebrates what makes our community so special,” stated Mayor Scott Fadness in a press release sent to Current. “We are a vibrant city with big ideas and the innovation-driven culture to turn those ideas into reality. This art installation captures that spirit and culture and puts it on display for the world. I couldn’t be more excited to unveil this public art today.”
The seven panels are of various entrepreneurs in the city, including David Becker, Lynda Carlino, Kelsey Habig, Cydney Ogan, John Wechsler and Santiago Jaramillo.
“After living in Fishers the last four years, and having the opportunity to speak with many entrepreneurs in the community, I have met an amazing diversity of people pursuing innovation in their chosen fields,” Johnson stated. “All of these unique individuals have broadened the image that comes to my mind of what an entrepreneur looks like. This work is a celebration of all of those individuals in our community.”
The banners will remain on The Edge through the first of 2017. The project is the first of three art installations. It was made possible through a partnership with the City of Fishers and Fishers Urban Development.