We are all made of stories, those of current time, past memories, future wishes and dreams, and happenings that shape us and our children. story/scape is an opportunity to not only share those stories in a visual form, but to bring our stories together to tell the tale of our community as a whole. In this public art project, each individual tale, or piece of fabric, will combine into a larger tapestry that tells who we are and where we are headed together.
Local artist, Hannah Hammond-Hagman, in partnership with the Porter County Museum presents story/scape, a community public art installation in conjunction with Valparaiso Events’ The Pop Up: A Valparaiso Art Experience. Join us on Thursday, July 7 from for a community celebration as we unveil Story/scape! Enjoy refreshments while experiencing the stories shared by members of our communities!
For the past three months, Story/scape has invited participants to contribute and transcribe their stories of place, identity, body, or family onto fiber pieces. These stories will be woven into a larger sculptural form that interacts with the architecture of the Museum, as if woven through the facade. As a site of historical conservation and curation, the Museum holds the stories of those that have come before us, as well as our current history. Story/scape echoes the Museum’s role as keeper of stories, and breaks the walls to bring those stories into public space.