November 3, 2016

End of Summer Arts Jam

Richfield Artist Residency ends the year with a splash

On September 21 Shá Cage and E.G. Bailey hosted a beat-heavy, creation-inducing evening of local art, music, poetry and dance for the final event of their Richfield Artist Residency (RARE) funded by the Minnesota State Arts Board. This art-infused party in north central Richfield topped off Shá and E.G.’s RARE collaboration with Forecast Public Art … Read More

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October 27, 2016

Mujeres Grabando Resistencia

Artist Talk at Forecast Public Art, November 18, 2016

Join Forecast Public Art in partnership with Electric Machete Studios in welcoming Mujeres Grabando Resistencias (Women Engraving Resistance) for a breakfast artist talk and gathering with the political print and public art collective. Based in Mexico, D.F. the powerful work of these artists intervenes in the all too common narrative of disappearances and violence of … Read More

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October 26, 2016

Ethics and Values of Participatory Arts Practice

An artist reflects on a workshop with Arlene Goldbard

On Monday October 17, Forecast Public Art hosted Arlene Goldbard, critically acclaimed writer, speaker, social activist, and consultant. Arlene facilitated a workshop titled Ethics and Values of Participatory Arts Practice. The following is a reflection from workshop participant Julie Benda. It is Tuesday morning and I am driving to work, listening to a news story on the … Read More

Julie Benda | Community, Forecast

October 11, 2016

Announcing the Forecast Future Fund

Forecast Public Art is helping to raise the profile of public art locally and globally. Click here to make a one-time tax-deductible contribution or set up a recurring gift online. This year, Theresa Sweetland joined Forecast as our new Executive Director. As Forecast’s founder Jack Becker focuses on building our Community Services team and Theresa moves forward in her new leadership role, … Read More

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October 10, 2016

It Takes a Village…Large-Scale Mosaic Making in Community

Greta McLain reflects on her artist residency in Richfield, Minnesota

Artist Greta McLain reflects on her artist residency as part of the RARE: Richfield Artist Resident Engagement initiative, a joint initiative of Forecast Public Art and the Cornerstone Group, a real estate development group. Working with The Cornerstone Group on a new development in Richfield, McLain spent the summer with community members designing and creating a large-scale mosaic installation for the … Read More

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October 10, 2016

RARE Artist Interview: Witt Siasoco

IFP Minnesota interviews public artist about his work with the Richfield Artist Resident Engagement initiative

The Richfield Artist Resident Engagement (RARE) initiative piloted in 2015 with established public art practitioners Witt Siasoco and Emily Johnson. The artists designed and delivered a range of artistic engagements to develop deeper relationships with people in the community, and to further the conversation about how arts can play a role in the every day lives of Richfield residents. … Read More

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October 9, 2016

Public Art Scrambler

Mark VanderSchaaf shares his thoughts on deep placemaking

October 8, 2016 – In 2012, Forecast started hosting the public gatherings – workshops, conversations, presentations – designed to engage people working in and interested in public art. The events are focused on issues and ideas related to public art creation, process and ideation — temporary and permanent. Over the years, we’ve designed multiple events … Read More

Mark VanderSchaaf | Events

October 5, 2016

Youth, Elders, Families, and the Power of Art

Richfield Artist Resident Engagement (RARE) Artist Sha Cage writes about Phase 1 of the 2016 residency

Phase I (January-May) with the Richfield Artist Resident Engagement (RARE) project this year brought me and partner E.G. Bailey into some welcoming, questioning, and pretty amazing spaces where were were able to talk about and share art. We had a particularly  transformative experience with the Flex Academy students (youth) for several visits where we workshopped around the power … Read More

Sha Cage | Consulting

September 9, 2016

Finalists for Forecast Public Art’s 2017 Mid-Career Project Grant

Forecast Public Art announces five finalists for its annual Mid-Career Project Grant: Roger Cummings, Sam Gould, Rock Martinez, Anna Metcalfe, and Willicey Tynes. A $50,000 grant will be awarded to one of these Minnesota-based mid-career public artists in mid-December to produce a significant project developed independently by the artist at a site of their choosing … Read More

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September 7, 2016

2016 Making It Public Workshop Participants

Forecast is pleased to announce the artists selected to participate in the third year of Making It Public, our five-part workshop series designed to help artists learn how to create public art. Designed for any studio practice/artistic approach (screen printing, sculpture, community engagement, painting and more), Making it Public offers artists new to the field … Read More

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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

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

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