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Posted on: August 6, 2018

Waterford Lighting Project!

The Village has been working with a team to bring an innovative, exciting lighting project to set Waterford apart as a 'WOW!' destination. Inspired by Tom Roanhouse, former Village President, Mo Zell, chair of the architecture department at UW-Milwaukee School of Architecture and Urban Planning, and Marc Roehrle, adjunct professor, have led the team which has been working on the project for over five years. Waterford High School alum Jonnie Nelson, studied under Zell, and worked with her to develop a video rendition of the project that is available at A display at the Waterford Library outlines the project and the process. View the prototype. It hangs on East Main Street, between Karweik Insurance and Dubis Law Office.

In addition, the team includes Laura D'Amato of the Racine Art Museum, and Denise Roberts McGee of Racine Arts Council, with support from several local groups and organizations. The team is seeking an Our Town grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. The matching $200,000 grant will provide for three light installations over and along the Fox River, with the signature installation running along the bridge by the library. The grant proposal includes arts programming in the community. The Village will learn if the grant proposal was successful in April 2019. A fundraising campaign will be soon, to raise the matching funds for the project. Stay tuned! 

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