Forecast Blog

July 31, 2014

Case Study- Gordon Parks High School

Activating student civic engagement through graffiti art mural

Graffiti art activates student civic engagement Gordon Parks High School – Civic Engagement/Graffiti Art Saint Paul, MN: Forecast Public Art continues to develop their educational and community engagement program through their partnership with Gordon Parks High School, a partnership that is in its second year. In 2013 and 2014, the Mardag Foundation supported Forecast Public Art through … Read More

July 30, 2014

NEA Awards More Than $5 Million to 2014 Our Town Projects

Washington, DC (July 2014) – The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA)—an independent agency of the federal government tasked with supporting and funding artistic endeavors—announced it will award 66 Our Town grants for a total of $5.07 million to organizations in 38 states. Established in 2011, the Our Town grant program funds creative projects that promote civic development through arts … Read More

Public Art Review | News, Public Art Review

July 30, 2014

Scraps of Fantasy

A video interview with Dr. Evermor and Eleanor Every

Sumpter, Wisc. - VIDEO - There is an unusual public art park in Sumpter, Wisconsin, run by the husband-and-wife team of Dr. Evermor (AKA Tom Every) and Eleanor Every. The park is filled with large metal sculptures built by Dr. Evermor, including Forevertron, a monumental kinetic sculpture that stands 50 ft. high, 120 ft. wide, and weighs 300 tons. This video interview … Read More

Public Art Review | Featured, Public Art Review
Actor Ronald Collier played a young Gordon Parks at Rondo Days. Photo by De'Andre Avaloz.

July 28, 2014

Gordon Parks Memorial Planning

Rondo Days Attendees Contribute Ideas for a St. Paul Gordon Parks Memorial

On July 19, Forecast and SoulTouch Productions attended Rondo Days in St. Paul to raise awareness about and gather public feedback for the Gordon Parks Memorial we’re planning for downtown St. Paul. Gordon Parks’ great-niece and CEO of SoulTouch Productions Robin Hickman and several other Parks family members spent the day with us talking to … Read More

Forecast | Consulting, Forecast

July 28, 2014

Once More to the Island + VIDEO

Governors Island, a former military base near Manhattan, becomes an open oasis for the arts

Riding the ferry to Governors Island on a foggy February morning, it’s easy to imagine that you’re heading to a new and foreign land. Only a half mile from the bustling southern tip of Manhattan, it seems a world apart. In many ways, it once was. A retreat for the British royal governors in the … Read More

Valerie Gladstone | On Location, Public Art Review

July 28, 2014

A Love Letter to the City

Stephen Powers

Artist Stephen Powers combines community activism with public art to reflect a neighborhood’s collective hopes and dreams through murals. All of the locations of his works converge for the first time in A Love Letter to the City, a vibrant collection of images and anecdotes. Locations include Dublin and Belfast in Ireland; Philadelphia, Brooklyn, and … Read More

Public Art Review | Books, Public Art Review