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April 20, 2015

“A Winter Landscape Cradling Bits of Sparkle”

Jennifer Wen Ma brang a small forest to Pittsburgh's Market Square

Pittsburgh, Penn. – Multimedia artist Jennifer Wen Ma invited people to contemplate the transition from winter to spring with her recent installation in Pittsburgh’s Market Square, A Winter Landscape Cradling Bits of Sparkle. During the cold spell in February, she brought a small forest of trees into the urban square, painted them black with Chinese ink, and … Read More

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April 15, 2015

Confluence Project Art To Establish Maintenance Fund

Part of a $1 million gift may be used to create a maintenance endowment

Cape Disappointment, Wash. – After being exposed to the elements for ten years, some of the art installations by Maya Lin at the Cape Disappointment, Washington, one site of the Confluence Project, need maintenance. The fish cleaning station has been worn down so much that the lettering of the Chinook creation story needs to be re-etched, and … Read More

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April 13, 2015

Google Doubles Street Art Collection

Street Art Project now has more than 10,000 images

On March 17, Google Art Project announced that it has doubled its world collection of street art from its first incarnation last June, covered in issue #50 of Public Art Review (story below). The project aims to preserve ephemeral street art, and also includes audio tours, online exhibitions, GIF art, and artist stories to provide viewers with … Read More

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April 11, 2015

Lexington, Ink

A collective tattoo connects people who love where they live

How much do you love your hometown? Enough to tattoo a few words of adulation on your body? For more than 200 residents of Lexington, Kentucky, the answer is yes. Arts administrators, city officials, and even a family of five—two parents, three children—braved the tattoo artists’ needles for the Lexington Tattoo Project, a community-wide artwork … Read More

April 10, 2015

Summer Strandbeest Events Announced

Theo Jansen continues to develop this ongoing project

Theo Jansen’s self-propelling Strandbeest creatures, made out of plastic, wood, and cloth, can “walk on wind.” Using his knowledge of both engineering and art, Jansen has been developing the creatures to react to their environments. The Strandbeests have evolved over time so that some can now store wind power, sense water, or even anchor themselves to the ground … Read More

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April 6, 2015

Inside Out Project Comes to Lawrence, Kansas

This time, it's focused on people involved in the arts

Lawrence, Kan. – This month, black-and-white photo portraits of local artists and art supporters will appear around the city of Lawrence for Lawrence Inside Out. Coordinated by local community-based artist and photographer Rachael Perry, this participatory project will involve at least 500 diverse locals and a variety of venues from galleries to public spaces. An opening exhibition is scheduled for April 24. The … Read More

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