Community

October 19, 2017

Jack Becker takes his public art and placemaking expertise to Peru

Forecast founder and Director of Consulting and Creative Services invited to assist with public art planning in Lima, Peru

Jack Becker, Forecast founder and Director of Consulting and Creative Services, was invited to visit Lima, Peru by the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru (PUCP). Their interdisciplinary research group, EMPLAZAR (Space + Art + Public) is composed of art historians, architects, curators and philosophers, and is “dedicated to addressing the conditions of living in Lima through artistic dynamics in … Read More

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December 16, 2015

Revisiting Gordon Parks High School

Public Art in the Schools update

In 2013, Forecast collaborated with educators at Gordon Parks High School (GPHS) to integrate public art into curriculum. You can read about how  Forecast, teaching artist Peyton Scott Russell, and educators Ted Johnson  and Tom Davies worked with students to amplify student voices into the  neighborhood and community conversations about public space in our Case … Read More

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November 4, 2014

Case Study: Permanent Public Art

High School Students and artist Randy Walker design a permanent public art installation for Roosevelt High School in Minneapolis

Roosevelt High School – Minneapolis, MN: Between 2012-’14 Forecast Public Art partnered with teachers and students at Roosevelt High School in the Standish-Ericsson neighborhood of South Minneapolis, MN along with artist Randy Walker, to design and place an interactive public art sculpture on school grounds. Forecast was interested in helping the school community become more aware … Read More

August 20, 2014

Case Study: STEAM

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 Metcalf 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

July 31, 2014

Case Study: Civic Engagement

Activating student civic engagement through graffiti art mural

Graffiti Art Activates Student Civic Engagement   Gordon Parks High School – Civic Engagement/Graffiti Art Saint Paul, MN: Forecast Public Art continued to develop Public Art in the Schools through their partnership with Gordon Parks High School, a partnership in it’s second year. In 2013 and 2014, the Mardag Foundation supported Forecast Public Art in a second and deeper iteration … Read More

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July 24, 2014

Video: Glacier Hills Elementary Residency 1

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

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July 11, 2014

Case Study: Multi-Media

Students create documentaries and public art billboards

High school educators + media artist + high school students   = Objects of Home, student documentaries and public billboards on home and migration.   Minneapolis, Minn. – Gordon Parks High School worked with media artist Deacon Warner of IFP MN to create a series of documentary films called Objects of Home complemented by live digital billboards in downtown Minneapolis courtesy of ClearChannel Outdoor. See the complete log … Read More

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June 18, 2014

The Connections Gallery – a permanent, changeable installation

Students and staff at Roosevelt High School collaborate with Randy Walker

Roosevelt High School, a public school located in the Standish-Ericsson neighborhood of South Minneapolis, has been quietly working on plans for a large scale outdoor sculpture for the school and the larger community. In collaboration with Forecast Public Art and artist Randy Walker, the “Connections Gallery” installation is a permanent structure with changeable components that Roosevelt, … Read More

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April 7, 2014

The Sunflower Revolution

Public art at the EcoArts Festival May 17, 2014

Each spring, Forecast is hired as a consultant to ArtStart to bring public art to their EcoArts Festival on Harriet Island. Artists are invited to respond to an open call and are selected by a community panel.  The event is scheduled for May 17 from 10am-3pm bringing youth and families from around the region to the … Read More

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HeARTS Beginning

November 7, 2013

Courageous HeARTS

Over the summer of 2013, thanks to a grant from the Center for Urban and Regional Affairs (CURA) in partnership with the Standish-Ericsson Neighborhood Association (SENA), Forecast Public Art was invited to collaborate with the Youth Advisory Board at courageous heARTS . What started as a simple consulting project for us ended in a really fun … Read More

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June 20, 2013

River Murals

Students at four schools create textile river murals

In preparation for the ArtStart EcoArts Festival, students at four area elementary schools worked with artists to create murals that represented four of the worlds major rivers, the Yangtze, the Nile, the Amazon, and the Mississippi. Each site focused on a river, learning about the textile arts associated with cultures adjacent to the banks. The … Read More

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Open Space/Open Bar

February 21, 2013

Open Space/Open Bar

Placemaking Discussion

On Thursday, January 17, Forecast Public Art invited a diverse group of community members that had a vested interest in the concept of “placemaking” to engage in an open dialogue. The goal of this event was to host a cross sector conversation to inspire collaboration, knowledge sharing and community growth. Over 50 participants showed up … Read More

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