Forecast Blog

December 17, 2014

U.S. Dept. of Arts and Culture Announces Cabinet

Twenty two national cultural leaders make up citizen-led, policy-oriented group

The United States Department of Arts and Culture (USDAC), an evolving, citizen-led project conceived to honor the importance of art in a democratic society, launched its first cabinet on November 17, 2014. The project/department, which organizers Arlene Goldbard and Adam Horowitz wrote about in Public Art Review in 2013, adheres to the following truths: (1) … Read More

Public Art Review | News, Public Art Review

December 15, 2014

Elevating Artists

Why one gallery owner has a formal public art program

Los Angeles, Calif. – The distinction between “gallery art” and public art usually goes more or less unquestioned, but one veteran gallery owner is blurring the line between the two by running an active public art program out of his art space in Culver City, California. Mark Moore moved his Mark Moore Gallery to the … Read More

December 11, 2014

Making-of: “Arrivals & Departures at Saint Paul’s Union Depot”

Forecast grantee Todd Boss takes a project from vision to completion

In 2014, Motionpoems and public artist Todd Boss challenged Minnesota poets and filmmakers to celebrate the newly-renovated Union Depot in Saint Paul. The result was “Arrivals and Departures at Saint Paul’s Union Depot,” a colossal spectacle that projected short films based on poems written on the theme of “arrivals and departures.” Todd Boss received a … Read More

Forecast | Artist Grants, Forecast

December 9, 2014

Teen photography exhibit featured at Hennepin Gallery

“Through My Lens” gave teens who have experienced poverty, abuse, homelessness or mental illness an opportunity to share their perspectives on community with a public audience through the medium of photography. Using Wing Young Huie’s signature chalkboard interview method, both photographers and the subjects they photographed expressed themselves creatively. The final photographs are on display … Read More

Forecast | Consulting, Forecast

December 8, 2014

The Art of Conversation

Toward a more civil—and creative—American discourse

ARCHIVE 2011 – Over the years, my writing has been dedicated to the proposition that there is a life for art beyond the legitimizing walls of museums and galleries. Like the Tao running wild as a dragon in heat, art is everywhere. In a critical shift from the idea of art as monologue and self-expression, … Read More

Suzi Gablik | Public Art Review, Shop Talk

December 4, 2014

Forecast Receives NEA Art Works Grant

Grant will support Public Art Review and expansion of web content

Forecast is pleased to announce that we have received a National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Art Works grant. Forecast’s $30,000 grant will support our bi-annual magazine Public Art Review and the expansion of our website content. The expanded content will provide access to critical discourse around public art. This year we published the 25th anniversary edition of our award-winning … Read More