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UNICORNS ARE COMING! First stop, the Providence Public Library!

GallopingUnicornAs a partner in the Unicorns in Residence: Providence, a citywide interactive art experience kicking off this month, Providence Public Library formally welcomes the unicorns that will comprise THE UNICORN STAMPEDE.  Unicorns in Residence: Providence is a collaboration seeded in Providence’s public parks by the Partnership for Providence Parks, and made possible by the Department of Parks and Recreation. Project partners include: Brown University Libraries, Department of Parks and Recreation, Department of Art, Culture, and Tourism, Partnership for Providence Parks, Providence Athenaeum, Providence Children’s Museum, Providence Community Libraries, Providence Public Library, RISD Library and RISD Museum.

UNICORN STAMPEDE Installation: March 9 – March 31

tumblr_ninjbmMbZZ1u3uzjzo1_250Providence Public Library will host an art installation of 15 life-size glitter unicorns surrounded by light and sound.  These figures will serve as muses and help the public visualize the wondrous possibility that unicorns represent.  At the close of the stampede, the unicorns will disperse around the city to other prominent indoor locations. Artist Camomile Hixon will be at the Library on March 9 with Team Unicorn to install the exhibit, which will fill the Library’s AV Room (150 Empire Street, Providence, Ground Floor).

Glitter is the medium of choice for New York City contemporary artist Camomile Hixon, who paints images on canvas ranging from super-sized sparkling word messages to otherworldly flowers. Her works have been exhibited at The Lyman Allyn Art Museum, The American Textile History Museum and The Children’s Museum of the Arts in SoHo, as well as in New York City’s Central Park and she has been featured on several television programs including HGTV’s Home By Novogratz. She is the artist behind The Missing Unicorn, an interactive street art project that became a viral global phenomenon. Camomile’s art is held internationally in both public and private collections, and she is represented by Azart Gallery in Chelsea, New York City.

The public may visit the stampeding unicorns during normal library hours beginning Monday, March 9 through Tuesday, March 31.  The public is invited to imagine, dream and play during this citywide interactive art experience. As Providence residents join the search for The Missing Unicorn, they will be inspired along a path of self-discovery with the unicorn as their muse.

For complete information about the Unicorns in Residence: Providence citywide art experience, visit: www.unicornsinresidence.com.

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