Forecast Blog

September 20, 2017

Mural Honoring Native Women to Be Unveiled in Minnesota

Duluth artwork focuses on their resilience, resistance

DULUTH, Minn. – On Saturday, September 23 the American Indian Community Housing Organization will unveil a vibrant new mural on its new Dr. Robert Powless Community Center in downtown Duluth. The as-yet-untitled work, painted by Los Angeles-based Votan Ik (Mayan) with assistants Derek Brown (Diné) and Leah Lewis (Pueblo), was completed in collaboration with the … Read More

September 20, 2017

Elementary School Community-driven Mural

Forecast partners with GoodSpace Murals and Sheridan School

  Forecast is excited to begin collaborations with muralist Greta McLain and silkscreen artist Drew Peterson to engage students at Sheridan Arts Magnet in creating a large, community-driven mural on the exterior of the school. The mural-making process will include workshops and programming to teach students and participants paint and screen-printing techniques, as well as create connections and broaden … Read More

Public Art Review | Community, Forecast

September 20, 2017

DARTS Pop-up Bookmobile

Social Resource Library Machine in Saint Paul District

  In 2017, with funding from Knight Foundation, Forecast Public Art had the unique opportunity to partner with one District in St. Paul to produce a series of temporary “demonstration projects” that share and model processes and best practices for working with artists and communities and encourage spontaneous engagement in public space. Forecast sees a growing … Read More

Public Art Review | Community, Forecast

September 7, 2017

Oystermen

Artist: Marco Casagrande

Sculptures provide homes for tiny ocean residents. The island of Kinmen, Taiwan—where oyster cultivation is a long-standing tradition—was the final flashpoint of the Chinese Civil War in 1949. More recently, Finnish environmental artist and architect Marco Casagrande noticed that rusted steel anti-landing poles still standing in the waters around the island are covered in oysters—and … Read More

August 28, 2017

Walking a Watermelon in Cairo

by Heba Amin

CAIRO – In parts of the Arab world, watermelon is a term for nonsense, a joke, or a sham. Egyptian artist Heba Amin has put the fruit to work in her art. In 2015, she was part of a group of graffiti artists hired by the TV show Homeland to decorate street scenes in a … Read More

August 24, 2017

Breathing Lights

by Adam Frelin and Barbara Nelson

ALBANY, SCHENECTADY, and TROY, N.Y. – Every night for several weeks in autumn 2016, a warm glow lit the windows of hundreds of usually dark, vacant homes across Albany, Schenectady, and Troy, New York. For a short period, these empty spaces gained new life—or, at least, the feeling of life. By illuminating dark properties, Breathing Lights … Read More