Forecast Blog

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

July 24, 2014

Video: Glacier Hills Elementary Residency

Environmental stewardship through the design and creation of public art in a rain garden

Eagan, MN: Throughout May and June 2014, environmental designer Carrie Christensen and ceramicist Anna Metcalfe worked with students at Glacier Hills Elementary to transform the school’s landscape with public art.  During the residency, students, artists and teachers applied engineering design and the artistic design processes to come up with a feasible way to incorporate functional public … Read More

Forecast Public Art | Education, Forecast

July 24, 2014

Interview between Works Progress and Public Matters: Podcast

In this artist-to-artist interview, Shanai Matteson and Colin Kloecker of Minnesota-based Works Progress Studio—a network of creative collaborators that designs multi-disciplinary events, programs and exhibits—chat with principal Mike Blockstein and creative director Reanne Estrada of Public Matters, a California-based organization of artists, educators, and media professionals that design and implement socially-engaged public art projects aimed at catalyzing long-term community benefits. Matteson, Kloecker, Blockstein, and Estrada discuss … Read More

Works Progress and Public Matters | Featured, Public Art Review

July 22, 2014

Interview between Works Progress and DS4SI: Podcast

Shanai Matteson and Colin Kloecker of Minnesota-based Works Progress Studio—a network of creative collaborators that designs multi-disciplinary events, programs and exhibits—host an artist-to-artist interview with Kenneth Bailey, sector organizing and strategy lead for Design Studio for Social Intervention (DS4SI), an organization in Boston, Mass., that develops public projects that reimagine the way complex social issues are addressed. Matteson, Kloecker, and Bailey … Read More

Works Progress and Design Studio for Social Intervention | Featured, Public Art Review