Forecast Blog

July 30, 2014

NEA Awards More Than $5 Million to 2014 Our Town Projects

Washington, DC (July 2014) – The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA)—an independent agency of the federal government tasked with supporting and funding artistic endeavors—announced it will award 66 Our Town grants for a total of $5.07 million to organizations in 38 states. Established in 2011, the Our Town grant program funds creative projects that promote civic development through arts … Read More

Public Art Review | News, Public Art Review

July 30, 2014

Scraps of Fantasy

A video interview with Dr. Evermor and Eleanor Every

Sumpter, Wisc. - VIDEO - There is an unusual public art park in Sumpter, Wisconsin, run by the husband-and-wife team of Dr. Evermor (AKA Tom Every) and Eleanor Every. The park is filled with large metal sculptures built by Dr. Evermor, including Forevertron, a monumental kinetic sculpture that stands 50 ft. high, 120 ft. wide, and weighs 300 tons. This video interview … Read More

Public Art Review | Featured, Public Art Review
Actor Ronald Collier played a young Gordon Parks at Rondo Days. Photo by De'Andre Avaloz.

July 28, 2014

Gordon Parks Memorial Planning

Rondo Days Attendees Contribute Ideas for a St. Paul Gordon Parks Memorial

On July 19, Forecast and SoulTouch Productions attended Rondo Days in St. Paul to raise awareness about and gather public feedback for the Gordon Parks Memorial we’re planning for downtown St. Paul. Gordon Parks’ great-niece and CEO of SoulTouch Productions Robin Hickman and several other Parks family members spent the day with us talking to … Read More

Forecast | Consulting, Forecast

July 28, 2014

Once More to the Island + VIDEO

Governors Island, a former military base near Manhattan, becomes an open oasis for the arts

Riding the ferry to Governors Island on a foggy February morning, it’s easy to imagine that you’re heading to a new and foreign land. Only a half mile from the bustling southern tip of Manhattan, it seems a world apart. In many ways, it once was. A retreat for the British royal governors in the … Read More

Valerie Gladstone | On Location, Public Art Review

July 28, 2014

A Love Letter to the City

Stephen Powers

Artist Stephen Powers combines community activism with public art to reflect a neighborhood’s collective hopes and dreams through murals. All of the locations of his works converge for the first time in A Love Letter to the City, a vibrant collection of images and anecdotes. Locations include Dublin and Belfast in Ireland; Philadelphia, Brooklyn, and … Read More

Public Art Review | Books, Public Art Review

July 24, 2014

Video: Glacier Hills Elementary Residency

Environmental stewardship through the design and creation of public art in a rain garden

Eagan, MN: Throughout May and June 2014, environmental designer Carrie Christensen and ceramicist Anna Metcalfe worked with students at Glacier Hills Elementary to transform the school’s landscape with public art.  During the residency, students, artists and teachers applied engineering design and the artistic design processes to come up with a feasible way to incorporate functional public … Read More

Forecast Public Art | Education, Forecast