SEAD Amazingly Marvelous Marble Run

Glass artist Kevyn Cundiff thought about public arts engagement as a way to also connect with fellow artists she had not yet met. A marble run was an idea that she thought would work well with all ages in a public space. Adam Brooks and Sarah Drexler at SEABA helped connect Kevyn with interested artists and gave her the front window of SEABA as an installation site. The group collaborated on the engineering and brought small details to the run from the neighborhood, like Lake Champlain Chocolate wrappers, stained glass factory buildings, and Lake Champlain’s sea monster, Champ.  A Marble Run was installed at the SEABA office on Pine Street, and was used to engage the community in discussions about planBTV: South End. Anyone who wrote a comment on a card received a marble to drop into the run, and then got to follow its progress the length of the run. The marble travels along a backdrop of the Pine Street Corridor. The piece delighted people of all ages through the holiday season.