A new piece of public art has premiered in Fishers’ Nickel Plate District, designated as a Statewide Cultural District by the Indiana Arts Commission. The eight-part banner series, Seasons Nouveau, recently debuted on The Edge Parking Garage (8890 E 116th Street) in the heart of downtown Fishers and will be on display for 12 to 18 months.
“I’m excited to see the progress that we’ve made in arts and culture in our community,” said Fishers Mayor Scott Fadness. “We still have a long way to go, but actions like this reaffirm our commitment to making Fishers a dynamic and vibrant place to live.”
The colorful series highlights the diversity of the Fishers community while drawing inspiration from the four seasons. The banners were designed by Indianapolis-based artist Tasha Beckwith, a graduate of Herron School of Art and Design. Beckwith was inspired by the Art Nouveau movement, the work of Czech painter Alphonese Mucha, and Fishers Arts & Culture Master Plan when creating this one-of-a-kind series for our community.
“When proposing this specific design for Fishers, I looked at the master plan for Arts & Culture and I noticed that they had core values, specifically the core value of inclusiveness,” said Seasons Nouveau artist Tasha Beckwith. “I decided that it would be important to present a design that tackled inclusivity and diversity.”
Seasons Nouveau was funded by Fishers Arts & Culture Commission. Proposals for the Edge Banner Series were open to artists and artist teams nationwide and were submitted through a RFQ process. Beckwith’s proposal was selected by the Fishers Arts & Culture Commission’s Nickel Plate District Cultural Designation Subcommittee, which includes representatives from local non-profit arts organizations, Nickel Plate District business owners, residents, Commission members, and City of Fishers staff.
“It is important to the Fishers Arts & Culture Commission and the City of Fishers to be diverse and give the people that live and work here representation,” said David Decker, Chair of the Fishers Arts and Culture Commission.
To watch a video about the work, visit the City of Fishers’ YouTube channel.