Vandals damage public art in East Austin

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by KVUE News

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Posted on November 25, 2012 at 7:04 PM

Updated Sunday, Nov 25 at 7:21 PM

AUSTIN -- An outdoor art exhibit is damaged by vandals on Thanksgiving day.

On a plot of land owned by East End Wines on East 11th St., is an art exhibit made out of used bike tubes.

The artist collected the material, which isn't currently recyclable, from 27 local bike shops.But Thanksgiving night, the artist says two of her 300-pound orbs were damaged and knocked off their pedestals.

Artist Amy Schofield had the idea to create sculptures to keep the material out of landfills. It's called "spare/spheres, butyl is in the eye of the beholder." Named after butyl, the material used to make the display.

The exhibit is in coordination with Art on the Way, and the City of Austin. She says it's upsetting someone would tear down the art.

Schofield has put up signs letting people know she is upset. She has put flags in the place of the damaged orbs.

They do have a web cam video, and are hoping to figure out who damaged the art.

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