ALL PHOTOS BY JAY GOULD & TIM SYTH. A downtown Eau Claire public art project from the fall of 2003 called éBringing Art to Light". There was a small group of artists involved in Eau Claire WI with this project that became a small grant through the University of WI - Eau Claire. A collaboration of minds from the Theater department and Art and photo department.
According to one of the artists, Dana Johnson: "The basis of the project was gaining city approval to project images on the downtown buildings during one month. These images were collected from around the world, as discovered images of street art on public city walls. We brought some of these images in a temporary way to the city of Eau Claire and they were on view during certain evening hours. There was a great deal of problem solving involved in pulling off this project and although many people saw the final product, most did not see the months of phone calls & letters to gain approval and the hours of thought put in with our collaborators in the technical lighting department to figure out how to project at different angles and have the final image viewed correctly. The best part of the project in my memory was seeing people, and many families, out in Eau Claire in the evening walking around with the small maps we printed and like a treasure hunt, looking at downtown Eau Claire in a new light."