Forecast Blog

June 26, 2015

Report from the 2015 Public Art Network Preconference

Part of the Americans for the Arts Conference, June 10-12, 2015

Chicago, Ill. – The Public Art Network (PAN), a program of Americans for the Arts (AFTA), holds its annual gathering each June. One of several preconferences held before AFTA’s annual conference, the PAN preconference focuses exclusively on public art. The main themes that emerged at the PAN preconference on June 10-12, 2015, centered on the … Read More

Karin L. Wolf | Public Art Review, Shop Talk

June 25, 2015

The Blind Spot on the Urban Planning Map

Artist residency as part of RARE: Richfield Artist Resident Engagement

Artist Witt Siasoco discusses his artist residency as part of the RARE: Richfield Artist Resident Engagement project where he plans to experiment with skateboarding and visual art to reach youth. I’m sitting here in my temporary studio, the basement of a dilapidated strip mall, thinking about the project that I will undertake this summer with Forecast Public Art … Read More

Witt Siasoco | Consulting, Forecast

June 24, 2015

Bloomberg Public Art Challenge Winners Announced

Four cities will receive up to $1 million each

Bloomberg Philanthropies has announced the four winners in their Public Art Challenge. Each city will receive up to $1 million toward the development and execution of the proposed project over the next two years. The winners are: Albany, Schenectady and Troy, NY – Breathing Lights. Architect: Barbara Nelson, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Artist: Adam Frelin. Illuminating the Need … Read More

Public Art Review | News, Public Art Review

June 24, 2015

“The collectivity project”

Artist: Olafur Eliasson

New York, N.Y. – As part of the current High Line exhibition, Panorama (April 23, 2015 – March 2016), Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson brings The collectivity project to New York City for its North American debut.  In this interactive installation, the public can participate in building and rebuilding a model cityscape using over two tons … Read More

Public Art Review | Public Art Review, Recent Projects

June 17, 2015

Art with Story

With their huge success, public art events and DIY socially engaged artists offer clues to invigorate the commissioning of permanent artworks

My gutter curator life in New York during the exploding experimentation of expressionism in the 1980s was followed by an escape to Seattle. I landed in the heart of experimentation and freedom among public art administrators such as Jerry Allen, Richard Andrews, Mickey Gustin, Sandy Percival, and Diane Shamash. Artists like Buster Simpson, Jack Mackie, … Read More

Glenn Weiss | Public Art Review, Shop Talk

June 16, 2015

Emily Johnson’s Richfield STARGAZING Project

Artist residency as part of RARE: Richfield Artist Resident Engagement

Artist Emily Johnson and her company Catalyst are using Richfield’s nature preserves as a setting for community meals, storytelling, and dance to engage elders and families as part of the RARE: Richfield Artist Resident Engagement project. Recently, Julia Bither, who works with Emily Johnson, collected ideas from Richfield residents about their desires for Richfield on quilt … Read More

Julia Bither | Consulting, Forecast