Issue 45 — Parks and Recreation

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.

 

Featured

  • 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

Soap Box

  • Collaborative Placemaking
  • By Fred Kent with Cynthia Nikitin

On Location

  • 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

Books

  • Great reads!

U.S. and International Recent Projects

Forecast News

Last Page

  • Ben Garthus’s Mobile Creative Outpost

 

On the cover: Man on Fire [2009] 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.

Featured

Artful Playscapes

A playground expert says it's time for American artists to return to the design table

Artists and Parks

How artists shape our shared spaces

DIY Parks

Two art projects expand definitions of parkland in the city

Innovations in Art Parks

Sculpture parks and gardens are brimming with creative ideas for drawing new visitors and introducing them to art

Park-Time Work

Three artists talk about their park residencies

Stadium Arts

Meet four favorite artworks at U.S. sports stadiums

Magazine Feature

Artful Playscapes

A playground expert says it's time for American artists to return to the design table

Artists and Parks

How artists shape our shared spaces

DIY Parks

Two art projects expand definitions of parkland in the city

Innovations in Art Parks

Sculpture parks and gardens are brimming with creative ideas for drawing new visitors and introducing them to art

Park-Time Work

Three artists talk about their park residencies

Stadium Arts

Meet four favorite artworks at U.S. sports stadiums

On Location

Hardrock Revision

Artists reconsider a mine site in Lake City, Colorado

Recent Projects