Funded! This project was successfully funded on May 31, 2012.

Update #9

Join us friday for the opening of the Hog River exhibit

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I hope you can all make it to the opening this friday,  All the info at the link below
http://artwalk.hplct.org/


Update #8 - For backers only

Hog River Update #8

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Update #7

Sweet sweet success!

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Thank you thank you thank you.  Your support of the Hog River Revival project means the world to us!  Surveys are out to those of you who requested rewards and we will be sending out those rewards as promptly as possible.

If you need to get in touch with me you can do so through Kickstarter or through the contact link on my site www.joe-mccarthy.com.

Thank you once again, hope to see you all at the opening this December!


Update #6

The Hog River Revival on WCCC

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Hakaan from Sad City Hartford told the tale of his trip down the Hog River with Peter and myself on WCCC tonight, I've posted a sound bite from Hakaan's interview below.  Thanks again to the guys at Sad City, its an awesome blog, me and Pete have both been enjoying it since we began our artistic pursuits in Hartford,  it was an absolute pleasure to show those guys around the river.  Check out the photos and article here and enjoy the interview.

See you underground,

Joe

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Update #5

Sad City Travels Underground

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Thanks out to Hakaan and Jumper from Sad City Hartford for joining us for a river excursion this past weekend.  Below are some photographs from the trip.  Only 9 days left Kickstarter!

group in the juncture structure after walking down the south branch tunnel.

inside of the Park River Conduit.

exploring the sub structure of the pope park pump house

Making our way into the old brick lay drainage tunnels.

Back out onto the river. 

Words and pictures don't really do justice to a trip down the Hog River.  Its an issue me and Pete have been dealing with for months as we try to make work expressive of the feeling of traveling down the river, so far nothing has come close.

9 days left here on Kickstarter, I'm very excited and thankful to all of our backers so far.  Hopefully we get a few more people to join us underground!

see you underground,

Joe McCarthy


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    For $25 along with our thanks you will get a 4x6 photograph of the underground river. Each photograph will be worked into with pen and ink.

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    For a fifty dollar pledge, along with our gratitude you will receive a Thank You letter and show card from one of the first two shows signed by the artists. Also, you will receive a packet of 4x6 photographs detailing the underground river.

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    For a pledge of $100, grab yourself a signed, limited edition photograph of the Hog River. These will be photographs taken underground. They will be 16x20 prints. We are taking this image specifically for our backers on Kickstarter, only 25 will be printed. Get the underground river up on your wall!

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    For our art collectors out there! you will receive 3 matted framed prints of the hog river. These 8x10 (matted to 11x14) photos will show nicely together, enjoy photographs of one of Hartford's most interesting architectural feats!

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    TRAVEL DOWN THE HOG RIVER! For a pledge of $200 join us on one of our last few trips down the river as we gather the final pieces for our December retrospective. Paddle along with us underneath Hartford in its massive underground conduit, a place few people will ever see. We can accommodate up to 6 people per trip in our vessels and plan to make several trips this summer. *backers should be able to get to Hartford , Ct this summer

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    Travel down the river with us AND receive three matted framed photographs of the river! Experience the whole Hog River Revival project by getting both the $200 reward and the $150 reward for just a $300 donation!

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    For a pledge of $350, own a piece of the Hog River Revival. Backers at the $350 level will receive a part of the "Sketchbook Series". These are mixed media works on 2' ft square boards based on the blue prints of the river and Hartford itself. Paint, plaster, and cement are just a few mediums used in this series.

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    Travel down the river with us AND receive a piece of work(2'x2') from the sketchbook series! Experience the whole Hog River Revival project by getting both the $200 reward and the $350 reward for just a $500 donation! Backers looking to receive artwork will get to select the work based on a first backed basis. *Add $600 and make it 3 works from the sketchbook series (they hang great as triptychs)

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    For a pledge of $500 get to know the tunnel system even better and join us on a trip into the smaller conduits, spend a few hours walking around under Hartford as we look at the capillary tunnels that spiderweb out from the river. The boats cant go here, this will be a walking trip. Along the way, we will be taking photographs, video and audio recordings. Join us as we explore our city from the underground up. This sort of trip is longer and far removed from the wide open space that is the river. *backers should be able to get to Hartford , Ct this summer

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    3 original works of art from the sketchbook series, These are mixed media work on 2' ft square boards based on the blue prints of the river and Hartford itself. The sketchbook series is work made in Hartford about Hartford.

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    Mr./Mrs. Hartford. Your likeness will be the subject of a portrait. These portraits will be displayed at the December show at the ArtWalk. They will be approximately 4'x2' and will be mixed media work rendered using source material from the city of Hartford(photographs blue prints etc) in your likeness (or a loved ones likeness, artistic renderings make a fine Christmas gift). The work will be yours to take home after it is displayed at the ArtWalk

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