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UW-Madison’s Mitchell has ‘bright idea’ for 2017: A hoppy art installation

January 09, 2017

In recent years, The Capital Times newspaper has asked Madisonians to share “bright ideas” they have for the upcoming year.

And among the people being featured by the Cap Times in 2017 is UW-Madison’s Meg Mitchell.

Meg Mitchell
Mitchell’s bright idea for the new year? A hoppy art installation.

Writes Mitchell, an assistant professor of digital media with the School of Education’s Art Department: “In 2017, I’m installing an art piece on the rooftop of the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art called ‘Tenacious numismatic hops exchange (TNHE): a hop garden for unyielding people.’ ”

She continues: “This pieces involves six 20-foot-tall aluminum beams and a winch system. These will support Cascade and Northern Brewer hops, which we would harvest, get processed and send out to a brewer. We’re going to make enough beer to sell to people at an event, with performances that work like party games.”

To learn more about Mitchell’s “Bright Idea," including a mock-up of one of the aluminum beams that will hold up hops plants on the rooftop of the museum, check out this CapTimes.com web page.

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