“Hudson River of Bricks,” an installation by Julia Whitney Barnes, will be on display at the Poughkeepsie Trolley Barn through October. The unveiling and reception is scheduled from 5-7 p.m., Friday, Sept. 7, as part of First Friday Poughkeepsie events.

 

The installation, which is 200 feet long, encompasses thousands of bricks, each of which is marked with a stamp that is unique to the brickyard where it was made.

 

Whitney Barnes glazed one example from each brickyard a range of greenish-blue hues to represent the river's colors as it reflects a variety of skies, according to a written release. Each brickyard name and location is labeled in underglaze, then fired in a kiln, before being glazed and given a final firing. Each glazed brick is put in the geographic location along the river where its brickyard existed. The unglazed bricks show the patina of time and various clay body colors.

 

Read the full article online in the Poughkeepsie Journal.

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