Prismatica transforms Titletown plaza into giant kaleidoscope
By Heather Graves
ASHWAUBENON – Green Bay’s Titletown Plaza is glowing a little brighter this spring thanks to Prismatica, a temporary exhibit made up of 25 rotating prisms standing more than 6 feet tall.
“It is definitely something new I’ve never seen anywhere else,” said visitor Gina Anderson of De Pere.
Illuminated by a projector at their base, each of the prisms flicker with a spectrum of colors and a soundtrack of musical bells.
The event is interactive and visitors are encouraged to spin the prisms to change the color and sound experience.
“My boys liked spinning the prisms and seeing their reflections in different colors,” Anderson said. “We went at night to get the full affect with it all lit up.”
Mallory Steinberg, Titletown programs and marketing coordinator, said the team at Titletown worked with Creos, a Montreal-based organization, to bring Prismatica to Green Bay.
It is the hope of organizers that visitors enjoy the unique display that is typically found in larger cities.
Similar exhibits have been on display in New York, Baltimore and Chicago.
“One of our goals at Titletown was to bring public art to Green Bay,” Steinberg said. “We were thrilled to learn about Creos and the opportunity to rent large scale exhibits.”
Steinberg said the response has been tremendous.
“Our offices at TitletownTech overlook the display and it has been awesome to see individuals of all ages interact with Prismatica,” Steinberg said.
What makes Prismatica unique is how it changes with each visit.
“The prisms were nothing too spectacular during the day, but once the sun went down, they were really cool,” said Kris Swanson of Howard. “I would definitely recommend that people check it out and we’ll definitely be back.”
The prisms look different depending on the weather, the time of day – they light up at night and the location of an observer.
Prismatica is on display at Titletown until May 27.
“It is a beautiful addition to our plaza and is fun to interact with,” Steinberg said. “Folks are going to want to see it at least once before it’s gone.”
According to Steinberg, Prismatica is just one of the many things happening at Titletown this spring.
For more on this event or others visit Titletown.com.