‘Get Framed in Woodstock’ is new interactive art project

Graham and Carter Kassis, of Woodstock, try out the "Get Framed in Woodstock" interactive art project at W.O. Riley Park in Woodstock recently. Courtesy photo

The Town of Woodstock Enhancement Committee has unveiled a new interactive public art project, known as “Get Framed in Woodstock,” which uses decorated metal frames as photo opportunities at W.O. Riley Park.

The committee unveiled the finished project at the park on June 7. The frame sits on the lower edge of playground and invites visitors to “get in a Woodstock, Va frame of mind,” according to a Town of Woodstock news release. That phrase is painted on the bottom of the mountain sunset scene frame.

Director of Marketing and Events Katie Mercer said the Woodstock Enhancement Design Committee came up with the idea over a year ago in their beginning of the year work planning session.

“They wanted to create a fun, interactive project for all ages to enjoy,” she added.

The public is encouraged to take photos of themselves, family and friends with the frame and post on social media, including the committee’s Facebook page at http://tiny.cc/yzculy. People are encouraged to use #getframed and #discoverwoodstockva in the post.

The release added that a local artist, Michael J. Seal, was commissioned to paint the frame. He has a degree in photography and film from Virginia Commonwealth University and now lives in Woodstock. He is an assistant store manager and resident artist in Woodstock’s All Things VA at The Farmhouse retailer at 125 N. Main St.

If interested in getting involved with Woodstock’s public art initiative, contact Mercer at 540-459-3621 or by email at katie.mercer@townfowoodstockva.gov.