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TRACE-in-Bloom, Opening Reception

5:00PM 7:00PM

Sculpture Space and Alumna Ann Reichlin invite you to the Spring reception of TRACE-in-Bloom, at Sculpture Space, 12 Gates Street in Utica. Based on the 1907 Sanborn map of the neighborhood, TRACE in Bloom features 3,000 narcissus bulbs planted on the vanished foundations of demolished homes that once lined Whitesboro Street. Please join us to enjoy the daffodils in full flower and revisit ghosts of buildings past, with refreshments provided by the Colgate Inn of Hamilton. TRACE-in-Bloom begins a new phase of Reichlin’s “Interventions at 914 Whitesboro Street,” an ongoing series of site-specific installations that began in 1988. Each year, the narcissus’ planted for TRACE will emerge for a short time, momentarily revealing a vestige of the former density that once defined this West Utica neighborhood. By marking a past moment, TRACE uses the universal quality of gardening to explore the idea of transformation and continuance, memory and history, ephemerality and permanence.rnrnFunding for TRACE was provided by the on-line fundraising platform USA Projects, along with generous community support from the Jay Groah Group, Strut, Bodily Charm and numerous individual donors. rnrnFor more information about Ann Reichlin, TRACE and “Interventions at 914 Whitesboro Street” as well as Sculpture Space, please see: rn rn rn rn