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Haiku Huntington (Town-Sponsored)

Haiku Huntington was initiated in 2013 as a SPARKBOOM opportunity presented by the Town of Huntington Public Art Initiative.  SPARKBOOM - a cooperative initiative to create vibrant events and opportunities to foster Long Island's emerging creative talent - is a project of the Huntington Arts Council presented in cooperation with a variety of community partners.  Funding for the 2013 SPARKBOOM project was provided by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.  SPARKBOOM's Lead Sponsorship support was provided by Five Towns College.   

Title:  Untitled (Dragonfly)

Poet(s):  Caitlyn Shea

Other Collaborators:  Graphic Design by Caitlyn Shea

Year of Creation:  2013 (printed & installed: 2014)

Medium:  Haiku & associated graphic design digitally printed on aluminum signs mounted on lampposts

Approx. Dimensions (HxWxD):  12 signs @ 8.5 x 14 in.

Description:   This haiku about an aspect of life and living in Huntington is printed along with an associated graphic design on 12 signs mounted back to back on 6 different lampposts in locations in Huntington Village & Huntington Station. 

Markings/Inscriptions:  
Moments before rain
Briefly met in The Village
My friend, dragonfly
     Caitlyn Shea, 2013
     Graphic Design by Caitlyn Shea
Haiku Huntington is a SPARKBOOM opportunity presented by the Town of Huntington Public Art Initiative           

Hamlet:  Huntington Village & Huntington Station

Street/Site Location:  Various locations within the Huntington & Huntington Station Business Improvement Districts, as well as Heckscher Park

Owner/Administrator:  Town of Huntington (Public Art Initiative)

 

Title:  Untitled (Heckscher Park)

Poet(s):  Melissa Cowitt

Other Collaborators:  Photo by Thomas Henion

Year of Creation:  2013 (printed & installed: 2014)

Medium:  Haiku & associated graphic design digitally printed on aluminum signs mounted on lampposts

Approx. Dimensions (HxWxD):  12 signs @ 8.5 x 14 in.

Description:   This haiku about an aspect of life and living in Huntington is printed along with an associated graphic design on 12 signs mounted back to back on 6 different lampposts in locations in Huntington Village & Huntington Station. 

Markings/Inscriptions:  
A kiss on the cheek -
The pink petals fall softly
From trees at Heckscher
     Melissa Cowitt, 2013
     Photo by Thomas Henion
Haiku Huntington is a SPARKBOOM opportunity presented by the Town of Huntington Public Art Initiative           

Hamlet:  Huntington Village & Huntington Station

Street/Site Location:  Various locations within the Huntington & Huntington Station Business Improvement Districts, as well as Heckscher Park

Owner/Administrator:  Town of Huntington (Public Art Initiative)

 

Title:  Untitled (Summer Arts Festival Concerts)

Poet(s):  Donna McNaughton

Other Collaborators:  Photo courtesy of the Huntington Arts Council

Year of Creation:  2013 (printed & installed: 2014)

Medium:  Haiku & associated graphic design digitally printed on aluminum signs mounted on lampposts

Approx. Dimensions (HxWxD):  12 signs @ 8.5 x 14 in.

Description:   This haiku about an aspect of life and living in Huntington is printed along with an associated graphic design on 12 signs mounted back to back on 6 different lampposts in locations in Huntington Village & Huntington Station. 

Markings/Inscriptions:  
Moonlight serenade
Rising over patchwork quilts -
Concert in the park
     Donna McNaughton, 2013
     Photo courtesy of the Huntington Arts Council
Haiku Huntington is a SPARKBOOM opportunity presented by the Town of Huntington Public Art Initiative           

Hamlet:  Huntington Village & Huntington Station

Street/Site Location:  Various locations within the Huntington & Huntington Station Business Improvement Districts, as well as Heckscher Park

Owner/Administrator:  Town of Huntington (Public Art Initiative)