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January 28, 2015

Cincinnati’s ArtWorks Announces Jobs for Artists and Youth

Arts program strengthens local art and economy

Cincinnati, Ohio – Like many arts organizations across the country, Cincinnati’s ArtWorks is gearing up for its summer season. As the largest employer of visual artists in the region, ArtWorks has hired over 2,500 youth and 700 professionals since its founding in 1996, and infused the local economy with over $1.3MM since 2013. This year, … Read More

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January 26, 2015

Innovations in Art Parks

Sculpture parks and gardens are brimming with creative ideas for drawing new visitors and introducing them to art

FROM THE ARCHIVES (2011) – It’s Saturday morning and 20 enthusiastic yogis clad in various layers of Lululemon athletic gear roll out a rainbow assortment of mats to begin their sun salutations. A typical West Coast scene, but this one has a twist: The location for this workout is the Olympic Sculpture Park in downtown … Read More

January 23, 2015

Putting Him, and Her, on a Pedestal

Artists: Antony Gormley & Kate Gilmore

New York, New York (2010) – Performance, video, the expanded field, the urban context, the revision of both the object’s and the spectator’s status: All these seem fairly new in contemporary art, having gone mainstream in only the past 40 or so years. But just as cubism depended on the genre of the still life, … Read More

January 21, 2015

Artist Selection: What, Why, Who, and How?

January 2015 Public Art Scrambler

Minneapolis – An important component of getting public art created occurs at the front end – drafting an Artist Call, spreading the word about an opportunity, and managing a selection panel. Each step in the process presents opportunities, challenges, and questions. How can we develop a process that values the community the art will serve? … Read More

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January 21, 2015

Cultural Landscapes: Ai Weiwei and Bert Benally

A temporary installation by Ai Weiwei and Bert Benally explores culture and collaboration

VIDEO – New Mexico – In late June, beneath a blanket of stars in remote Coyote Canyon on the Navajo Nation, I stood at the edge of a cliff with a small group and watched as the center of Bert Benally’s sand art piece ignited and sent flames radiating outward to slowly reveal the intricate … Read More

Caitlin Olsen | On Location, Public Art Review

January 19, 2015

The Work of Art in the World: Civic Agency and Public Humanities

Author: Doris Sommer

College arts and humanities funding has declined, as many students, school administrators, and everyday citizens question the value of art in addressing the pressing issues of our times. This is a mistake, according to Doris Sommer, a language, literature, and African/African-American studies professor at Harvard. Sommer argues that creative people are uniquely positioned to generate … Read More

Reviewed by Lauren Bedosky | Books, Public Art Review