3020 Nowland Ave, Indianapolis, IN, 46201
The title of this sculpture, TURN, is the acronym for Transforming Urban Neighborhoods, the community revitalization initiative led by the Paramount School of Excellence (PSOE) and Community Health Networks. The steel and concrete sculpture symbolizes the important first steps taken in a positive change of direction. TURN was conceptualized, researched, and initiated by teacher Shay Atkinson’s 8th grade class. The artist, Doug Calisch, was chosen as lead artist to work closely with school staff and students to design and fabricate the final structure.
PSOE believes in the power of art as an active component of placemaking. PSOE is a 5.5 acre charter school with a drastically different approach to both structure and setting. The school grounds host installation art, and lessons have an artistic focus. PSOE made a commitment in 2014 to move away from the “arts and crafts” education model that most schools use. Instead, the art program at PSOE achieves state standards through real-world K-8 projects, and an installation project as the culmination of middle school.
Quoted from http://www.indianacharterschool.com/turn.html
Medium type: Concrete - Steel
Date created: 2016