Ronni Simon is widely known for her jewelry and the artistry she brings to her original designs. She also knits scarves and is a sculptor. But her next canvas will be decidedly bigger and more public. She is taking on the large outdoor wall of the historic Capawock Movie Theatre on Main street in Vineyard Haven.
Ms. Simon plans to construct a triptych of metal and glass beads with each panel measuring seven feet tall by two feet wide. She anticipates special-ordering the super-sized glass beads for the outdoor sculpture from India. Mrs. Simon said the sculpture will require more than 50 pounds of beads. She has the okay from the theatre and is now launching a fundraising campaign through Kickstarter.com to help with the costs of materials and international shipping. Her projected unveiling date is July 5 with a reception to celebrate at the Peter Simon Gallery, also on Main street.
For more information regarding the outdoor public art project, visit kickstarter.com/projects/505732664/marthas-vineyard-public-art-project.