Issue 45 covers the theme of “Parks and Recreation” from all sides — exploring sculpture parks, artist residencies in National and State parks, the latest surge of projects at sports stadiums, international play spaces, and more.
Issue 45’s Feature articles include:
• A piece by Carolyn Law and Matthew Stadler that shows how artists can play an important role in shaping how we experience our shared natural spaces;
• Profiles of three public artists: Cathey Billian, Bill Wolff, and Chris Manzione, talking about the opportunities and challenges of their park residencies;
• A process story detailing the collaboration between the Art Students League and the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation; and
•Three pieces surveying the creative ideas present in noteworthy sculpture parks, stadiums, and play spaces around the world.
Departments include three On Location reports from Liverpool, Rhode Island, and Lake City, Colorado. Conference reports from France and San Diego, California are included, along with recent publications, book reviews, news, and recent projects.
- Artists and Parks:
- How artists shape our shared spaces
- By Carolyn Law with Matthew Stadler
- DIY Parks:
- Urban places become temporary parks
- By Amelia Foster
- Park-Time Work:
- Three artists and their park residencies
- By Jon Spayde
- From Model to Monument:
- Public art boot camp in NYC parks
- By Valerie Gladstone
- Innovations in Art Parks:
- New parks and programs entice visitors
- By Cameron Cartiere
- Back in the Game:
- Art returns to sports stadiums
- By Michael Fallon
- Artful Playscapes:
- Inspiring play spaces around the world
- By Susan G. Solomon
- Collaborative Placemaking
- By Fred Kent with Cynthia Nikitin
- From Public Space to Market Place? Liverpool’s public art story
- By Lewis Biggs
- Old and New: Contemporary art in historic Rhode Island
- By Martina Windels
- Hardrock Revision: New ideas for a mine in Lake City, Colorado
- By Linda Wysong
- Great reads!
U.S. and International Recent Projects
- Ben Garthus’s Mobile Creative Outpost
On the cover: Man on Fire  is one of hundreds of sculptures British artist Jason deCaires Taylor has installed at the Museuo Subacuático de Arte near Cancún, Mexico. The works function as an artificial reef, which visitors can view via scuba diving, snorkeling, or glass-bottomed boat. Photo courtesy the artist / www.jasondecairestaylor.com. See Innovations in Art Parks: New parks and programs entice visitors by Cameron Cartiere.