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May 18, 2016

Jack Becker Receives the MCAD Alumni Achievement Award!

Executive Director of Forecast honored at 2016 commencement ceremony

Jack Becker, executive director of Forecast Public Art and ’76 graduate of the Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MCAD), received the MCAD Alumni Achievement Award at the 2016 spring commencement ceremony, presented by President Jay Coogan and Larry Holderfield, Vice President of the MCAD Alumni Board of Directors. Jack Becker received a BFA from MCAD, … Read More

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May 17, 2016

$50,000 Mid-Career Project Grant

New Public Art by a Minnesota-based Mid-Career Public Artist!

Forecast Public Art’s Mid-Career Project Grant supports mid-career public artists to create an artist-initiated dream project! Furthering the careers of Minnesota-based public artists, this grant provides an opportunity for artists to develop a new project anywhere in the state of Minnesota. Next Application Deadline: July 12, 2016 Learn more about the grant opportunity and application process here! … Read More

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May 16, 2016

Through the Looking Glass

Clifford Ross, essay by Paul Goldberger

Through the Looking Glass follows a four-year collaborative project between multimedia artist Ross and fine arts manufacturer Franz Meyer (Munich). The project resulted in a twenty-eight-square-foot stained glass wall with hydraulic doors created specially for the U.S. Federal Courthouse in Austin, Texas. Click here to purchase.

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May 13, 2016

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: Architecture as Resource

Muck Petzet and Florian Heilmeyer, eds.

An alternative guide for architects, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle posits reinterpreting waste materials as precious resources. Via German-based project examples, the publication suggests valuing existing architecture for development. Topics include the overall energy lifecycle of buildings, as well as the cultural and social importance of preexisting architecture. Rather than building anew, the editors view regeneration and conversion … Read More

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May 10, 2016

Richfield Artist Resident Engagement: Year 1 Report

Looking back on a year of artist/developer collaboration

As a 38 year old non-profit public arts organization, Forecast Public Art’s definitions of public art are always changing – with artists in the lead redefining the ways we experience and understand art in the public realm. Every year, every day, every moment, artists are exploring their connections to and redefining traditional relationships with communities, … Read More

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May 9, 2016

Forecast Public Art Receives $100,000 NEA Our Town Grant for Public Art Knowledge Building

Forecast Public Art is pleased to announce receipt of its largest National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) grant in its 38 year history. Awarded through the NEA’s Our Town program, with a focus on Knowledge Building, the $100,000 grant supports Forecast’s 2-year partnership with the American Planning Association (APA). The funds will support translating Forecast’s … Read More

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