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The Herd


The Herd: An inflatable host seeking safe harbor.

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The Herd


The Herd: An inflatable host seeking safe harbor.

The Herd: Luminous Beings Seeking Safe Harbor will be floating into Baltimore for the Third Annual Light City Festival in Baltimore, Maryland April 13 – 21. It will be on view in the Baltimore Harbor between Piers 5 and 6.

The Herd is a tribute to all the citizens of Baltimore City who continue to hope for a healthy city and healthy waterways. The Herd is a cluster of 375 luminous solar powered inflatable swim rings (designed by the artist)—similar in appearance to the floats used by swimmers at the seaside—laced together in a net to form a glowing multitude of creatures calmly bobbing in the shimmering ripples of the nighttime harbor.

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Your own Herdling.

The Herd inflatables will be for sale during the Light City 2018 Festival. All proceeds, after taxes and shipping will be donated to three non-profit partners: Waterfront Partnership's Healthy Harbor Initiative, the Baltimore-based performance group Fluid Movement, and the Living Classrooms Foundation. This ensures that the art piece will have a life of its own after the festival, and that the materials used in fabrication will be put to a good (and fun) re-use.

Waterfront Partnership states that its overall goal is to have a swimmable and fishable harbor by 2020. Boston, Los Angeles, Paris and other cities overcame sewer infrastructure problems – similar to those faced by Baltimore – by making large improvements in the health of their waterways. The Inner Harbor Water Wheel, casually known as  “Mr. Trash Wheel” (and later a second wheel, “Professor Trash Wheel”) and created here in Baltimore, has set an example that is inspiring other cities to try this innovative solution to keep their home waters clean.

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Kelley Bell is a graphic designer, projection artist and educator living and working in Baltimore City, Maryland.

Welcome to Cakeweek


Kelley Bell is a graphic designer, projection artist and educator living and working in Baltimore City, Maryland.

 

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NEW NON PROFIT PARTNERS FOR THE HERD

The Herd is proud to announce that three new non-profit partners have joined to help out and roll along with us at Light City 2018!

The inflatables used in The Herd will be for sale during the Light City 2018 Festival. All proceeds, after taxes and shipping will be donated to three non-profit partners: Waterfront Partnership's Healthy Harbor Initiative, the Baltimore-based performance group Fluid Movement, and the Living Classrooms Foundation

For more information on these terrific organizations, and how we'll work together, go here.

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SMALL FOODS ON
THE (OBSCURE) MAP

The 13th annual Small Foods Party, of which I am the graphic designer and founding member, is now officially on the map! In the Atlas Obscura, that is. Baltimore's premiere party for tiny edibles is featured in the new Gastro Obscura!

The 2018 Small Foods Party will be taking place on March 3rd at 7 pm at the American Visionary Arts Museum. Get your tickets here.


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AND THEY'RE OFF!

New developments on the The Herd for Light City 2018. The fleet is crossing the Pacific and will be with us soon.

There is now a BLOG. I'll be posting with some regularity with this page to keep folks informed of the fabricaion, preparation and installation of the project. Find a link to the biog here.

There will be some great upcoming news about other organizations coming on board to the project. Keep it locked on the blog for upcoming developments.


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THE HERD TAKES LIGHT CITY BALTIMORE, 2018

It's with shining joy that I announce that I'll be bringing a brand new installation piece called The Herd to Light City 2018 in Baltimore, MD. 

Between April 14 – 21 a herd of 375 glowing inflatables will roll into Baltimore Harbor for your viewing pleasure. These solar-powered doggies will be available for purchase after the festival. Not only can you take home a piece this ambitious art work, but all proceeds from sales will be donated to Baltimore healthy harbor non-profits. Learn more about The Herd here.

I'd love to see you at the harbor this Spring! And, if you are interested in helping out, volunteers and paid positions are available! See here for more details