Just in time for spring, Village of Merrick Park, Coral Gables’ premier fashion and lifestyle destination, welcomes the arrival of a new art installation – bright pink bunnies now appearing throughout the center’s courtyard and public spaces.
The over-sized, fuschia rabbits, which have previously appeared in Paris, France, are part of the REgeneration ART Project by the Cracking Art Group, a team of six European artists who united to create public art using recyclable plastic. The project also includes over-sized snails, turtles, lizards, penguins, birds and other playful animals that have been touring the world since 1996.
“Village of Merrick Park is as much a destination for culture and art, as it is for fashion and style,” said Chris Molho, general manager, Village of Merrick Park. “In addition to a relaxed and sophisticated shopping experience with some of the world’s most iconic stores and designer brands, visitors to our center enjoy spending the day here, bringing their children, and enjoying our tropical enclave that includes unique points of interest that delight, thanks to a specially-curated collection of one-of-kind pieces of art on display throughout the center. We invite shoppers to celebrate spring with us, and enjoy the fun and whimsy that these larger-than-life bunnies bring.”
Eight bunnies will be on display at Village of Merrick Park beginning Friday, March 15. According to the artists, these big vibrant animals invite viewers to re-examine their perspective on urban life, while inspiring them to play within their cities and communities. Known for their playfulness and as a symbol of luck and magic, each rabbit is 9’10” long, 5’3” wide, 8’10” tall, and weighs 265 lbs.
For more information on other seasonal happenings at Village of Merrick Park this spring, as well as a full list of retailers, visit www.villageofmerrickpark.com or Village of Merrick Park’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/VillageOfMerrickPark.