“All Bottled Up”: What went up, will come down.


Artist Leticia Bajuyo was in attendance Saturday during the Bicentennial Art Walk, taking another opportunity to explain the themes in her “All Bottled Up” installation.

Many people asked what was to become of the piece, and the short answer is this: It is to be dismantled.

While seemingly a fixture over in the corner of Bank Street Brewhouse’s lot, “All Bottled Up” always was intended to be temporary. It will remain in place until October 28, 2011, when a party will be held to celebrate the sculpture’s life and demise.

This autumnal observance will take the shape of a reverse recycling/decommissioning bash. The major structural components of “All Bottled Up” will be reused for other artistic works, and the bottles will be available for visitors to take away as souvenirs; remaining bottles will be recycled. There will be beer, food and music, and I intend to build a permanent collage of pieces and photos for us to remember the installation.

More Saturday city-wide arts day photos are at New Albanian Brewing Company’s Facebook site, and don’t forget that we’re discussing Saturday’s events at the NA Confidential FB site.