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Bloomington’s Brain Extravaganza Ending Soon

The exhibit will be taken down October 19, and individual brains will go on sale for $5,000 to fund future brain education projects.

The public art project that placed nearly two dozen fiberglass brains around Bloomington is coming to an end later this month.

The “Brain Extravaganza” is an exhibit created by the non-profit organization Jill Bolte Taylor Brains Inc. The 22 decorated brains have been in place since May. They will be taken down October 19.

Brains Inc. project manager Michael Shermis says the brains will be available for sale for $5,000.  Ones that aren’t purchased might be donated to the Smithsonian. Shermis say the proceeds will be used to fund future projects having to do with brain education and awareness.

“Dr. Taylor is sort of working on several concepts one is a video game for stroke patients and brain trauma injury patients,” Shermis says.

Shermis says the brains have sustained some minor wear and tear since the exhibit went up in May, but overall he and Bolte Taylor consider the project a success.

Kyle Clayton

Kyle Clayton is a WFIU news producer. He is currently studying journalism at Indiana University and comes to WFIU following an internship in the fall of 2011. After serving in the U.S. Army, he returned home to Indiana in 2008 to begin his education and pursue his interests in writing.

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