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a public art project by Charlie Brouwer and the Community of Kingsport, TN

Sponsored by: City of Kingsport Office of Cultural Arts & Tennessee Arts Commission
September 25 - November 13, 2017

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Sept. 25 – Oct. 14

Engaging community and borrowing ladders (soliciting, picking up and collecting ladders, giving talks in schools, media and doing promotional events, etc.)


Ladders can be dropped off at the Renaissance Center on these dates and times:

(or call 423-392-8414 to arrange for us to pick up your ladder)


Sat. Sept. 30, 10am - 1pm

Sun. Oct. 1, 2 - 5pm

Fri. Oct. 6, 5 - 7pm

Sat. Oct. 7, 10 - 1pm

Sun. Oct. 8, 2 - 5 pm

Mon. Oct 9 - Fri Oct. 13, 2 - 7pm

Sat., Oct. 14 9am - until the last ladder is added at 2pm


Oct. 10 – 13

Building the sculpture (continuing to solicit, receive and pick-up ladders in the AM and working from  2pm-7pm on building the sculpture)


Oct. 14

Receiving ladders from 9am until the last one is added at 2pm.


Nov. 13 – 17

Taking down the sculpture and returning the ladders.








© 2017 Charlie Brouwer