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New Albany Art Walk Celebrates History

by Stephanie CrosbyThe New Albany Bicentennial Public Art Project kicks off tomorrow night with an art walk. Director Julie Schweitzer says there are five art installations that each depict a different aspect of New Albany history.In one, she says, the artist looks at the local history of breweries and taverns.“Her piece was made like a giant Lite-Brite out of beer bottles," says Schweitzer. "The community participated, they brought the bottles and took the labels off, and she made new labels for each of the bottles that represented the breweries that used to be part of New Albany.”Other art pieces look at floods and early settlement in the area. New Albany’s bicentennial is in 2013.Friday’s art walk starts at six p-m.