Text by Fred A. Berstein
"While the new building was under construction, the Aldrich presented a friendly face to the community: a fiberglass sculpture by Nina Levy called "Big Baby." Harry Philbrick said: "We have this ongoing project, where we invite artists to make work to display on Main Street. It's a tough assignment, because it has to be good drive-by art." When Ms. Levy proposed the baby, Mr. Philbrick recalled, " We loved it, because we were about to have our own baby-- metaphorically: the new building." The piece has been controversial. "People wanted to know if it was an abortion symbol, pro or con." Mr. Philbrick said, "It got vandalized over the holidays-- it was a high school kid who had been knocking down mailboxes, stuff like that. An we had to take it into an auto boy shop to be repaired."