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April 15, 2015

Confluence Project Art To Establish Maintenance Fund

Part of a $1 million gift may be used to create a maintenance endowment

Cape Disappointment, Wash. – After being exposed to the elements for ten years, some of the art installations by Maya Lin at the Cape Disappointment, Washington, one site of the Confluence Project, need maintenance. The fish cleaning station has been worn down so much that the lettering of the Chinook creation story needs to be re-etched, and … Read More

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April 13, 2015

Google Doubles Street Art Collection

Street Art Project now has more than 10,000 images

On March 17, Google Art Project announced that it has doubled its world collection of street art from its first incarnation last June, covered in issue #50 of Public Art Review (story below). The project aims to preserve ephemeral street art, and also includes audio tours, online exhibitions, GIF art, and artist stories to provide viewers with … Read More

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April 10, 2015

Summer Strandbeest Events Announced

Theo Jansen continues to develop this ongoing project

Theo Jansen’s self-propelling Strandbeest creatures, made out of plastic, wood, and cloth, can “walk on wind.” Using his knowledge of both engineering and art, Jansen has been developing the creatures to react to their environments. The Strandbeests have evolved over time so that some can now store wind power, sense water, or even anchor themselves to the ground … Read More

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March 25, 2015

Ed Wilson Wins Houston Sculpture Commission—Again

Controversial selection process ends on a good note

Houston, Texas – Last October, Texan artist Ed Wilson was unanimously selected to receive an $830,000 commission for a sculpture in the new lobby of the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston. Less than a month later, however, the Houston Arts Alliance (HAA) rescinded the commission. Wilson had produced a concept model earlier in November, … Read More

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March 18, 2015

#SFPublicCanvas Opens Dialogue

BANDALOOP invites social media contributions

San Francisco, Calif. – BANDALOOP, whose distinctive work in vertical dance performance has been presented in cultural institutions, in nature, and on skyscrapers, bridges, and billboards, has introduced a new multimedia project called #SFPublicCanvas. The piece will be a “many-to-many conversation” focused on San Francisco’s Mid-Market district, incorporating social media contributions of art, words, and video from the public. Contributions are … Read More

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February 16, 2015

Robert Indiana’s “Seven” Stirs Controversy

Questions about the sculpture's Portland installation

Portland, Maine – Robert Indiana’s sculpture Seven now sits outside the Portland Museum of Art at 7 Congress Square. Known for his contributions to the Pop art movement, Indiana conceived of the series NUMBERS ONE through ZERO in the 1980s and made Seven in the 1990s. In a recent opinion piece, local poet Martin Steingesser … Read More

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February 9, 2015

FIGMENT City of Dreams Pavilion Design Competition Winners Announced

Two designs chosen for 2015

New York, N.Y. – For the 2015 cycle of the FIGMENT City of Dreams Pavilion Design Competition, two winning designs have been announced instead of one. Both designs respond to environmental issues and take cues from organic forms. Billion Oyster Pavilion by New York-based BanG Studio is grounded in local history, tapping into discussions around … Read More

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January 30, 2015

National Park Service and NEA Offer New Grants

Imagine Your Parks is a government joint venture

Imagine Your Parks is a new arts grant initiative that will provide a total of $1 million to fund art projects that connect people with the park system. This is a joint project that celebrates both the centennial anniversary of the National Park Service in 2016 and the 50th anniversary of the National Endowment for … Read More

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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 14, 2015

Inside Out: The People’s Art Project

A new documentary about JR's Inside Out Project

VIDEO TRAILER – Since 2006, French street artist JR has inspired people across the globe with his large-scale photography. His works balance fine art with the vox populi, using public wall space as a gallery that can reach an infinite number of people otherwise isolated from traditional art venues. A new documentary details the story behind one … Read More

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