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Kelley Bell Bromo Seltzer Tower Projections
Saturday, November 5th, 2011 // 6:30 - 9:30 PM
21 South Eutaw Street, Baltimore, MD
http://vimeo.com/kelleybell/bromotower

The Clock Strikes 100 (Rough Cut) from Kelley Bell on Vimeo.

Kelley Bell will return to light up the clock faces of Bromo Seltzer Tower this winter in a series of video projections from November 5th to December 12th. The public art spectacle, presented in partnership with the Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts follows a successful run of short animations by the artist this past Summer, which was recently named Best Public Art Project in Baltimore Magazine's Best of 2011 issue.

Bell will shine moving images from the inside of the tower through three of the four faces of the clock. The unique setting of the Baltimore landmark's clockwork room presents an artwork that can be enjoyed from within the tower, or from outside, seen for long distances across the city skyline.

A long-time Baltimore resident, and supporter of the Baltimore arts community draws inspi ration from the distinct architecture of Baltimore City. She remarks, Baltimore is a city with wonderful hidden histories, and its urban landscape still continues to grow and change. It's a terrific canvas and subject to work with, and the opportunity to work in the Bromo Seltzer Tower is (literally and figuratively) one of the highest points of the work I've done here.

The opening event, from 6:30 to 9:30pm on Saturday, November 5 coincides with the monthly Open Studios event at the Tower. Visitors will have a behind-the-scenes look at the Bromosel clockworks and view other projected works by Bell in the rooms below.

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