Forecast Blog

August 18, 2016

Memories and Art in the Making: Celebrating Community in Unlikely Spaces

Graciela Nira reflects on the Richfield Artist Resident Engagement summer kick-off event

Forecast Intern Graciela Nira discusses her experience with the RARE: Richfield Artist Resident Engagement initiative.  Standing in the Artful Nook on June 9 waiting for community members to show up, my cluttered mind worried about whether we had gotten enough food for all the attendees, where I could wash the dishes, and other matters related to hosting. I was … Read More

Graciela Nira | Consulting

August 17, 2016

Rio’s Gold-Medal Street Art

Work by Brazilian artists—including Eduardo Kobra—in the streets of Rio de Janeiro

When it comes to public art in Rio de Janeiro, French street-art star JR’s three massive sculptural images of young athletes in action have garnered most of the international attention. (JR is one of three official Olympic artists-in-residence; the other two are German writer Tilman Spengler and American Vine-video star Gerald Andal.) But Rio hardly … Read More

Public Art Review | Featured, Public Art Review

August 17, 2016

Landmark Soundbeam

Artist Philip Blackburn to debut multi-media public artwork in St. Paul's Landmark Center

Philip Blackburn will debut Landmark Soundbeam, a new multi-media public artwork in the Landmark Center in Saint Paul on August 30. This is the second year that Minnesota Landmarks, the non-profit entity that manages, maintains and programs the historic Landmark Center, has worked with Forecast Public Art to commission a permanent piece of public art. Last … Read More

Forecast Public Art | Consulting

August 4, 2016

“Lightgraff” Calligraphy in Western Australia

Tunisian artist Karim Jabbari “writes” in light in a dramatic landscape

FORM bills itself as “an independent, non-profit cultural organisation… that develops and advocates for excellence in creativity and artistic practice in Western Australia.” The nonprofit is headquartered in central Perth, but its associated venues, and its programming, reach far out into the vast state, which includes some of the most dramatic landscapes on earth. In … Read More

Public Art Review | Featured, Public Art Review

July 28, 2016

Art Parks: A Tour of America’s Sculpture Parks and Gardens

by Francesca Cigola

In both metropolitan and rural areas, sculpture parks and gardens are growing in popularity. The first comprehensive guide to North America’s outdoor sculpture parks provides thematic and regional chapters, with four regional maps to locate sites. Fifty-seven destinations are illustrated in detail, making this flexibly bound book appropriate for both backpacks and coffee tables. Click … Read More

Public Art Review | Books, Public Art Review

July 26, 2016

A Natural High

Unused elevated train tracks in Queens could turn into the Wild Line

If a Queens, NY, architectural firm and a Brooklyn rooftop-farm builder get their way, a derelict Long Island Railway (LIRR) spur in Long Island City, Queens, will become the Wild Line—a nature sanctuary that’s a shorter, greener, wilder version of Manhattan’s popular High Line. According to a proposal put forward earlier this year by BanG … Read More

Public Art Review | Featured, Public Art Review