Forecast Blog

February 27, 2017

Intrude

Artist: Amanda Parer

WORLDWIDE – Rabbits have become a seriously invasive species since they were introduced in Australia in the 1780s. And now the gigantic, glowing white rabbits that make up Australian artist Amanda Parer’s Intrude—pictured here in Sydney and at San Francisco’s Civic Center —are popping up in festivals and lawns around the world. Standing at about … Read More

February 24, 2017

The Draw at Sugar House

Artist: Patricia Johanson

SALT LAKE CITY – When practicality meets artful invention, whole communities are transformed. Never has this been more clear than with Patricia Johanson’s recent and ongoing project, The Draw at Sugar House. Partially opened in June 2015, the project includes a flood control spillway, a pedestrian walkway, a plaza and park, and functional sculpture. The … Read More

February 22, 2017

“Black Artstory Month” in Fort Greene

A celebration of African-American artists in a Brooklyn neighborhood features a treasury of store-window murals and exhibitions.

BROOKLYN, N.Y. – In a pointed parallel with the commemoration of black history during February, the community-development organization Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn Partnership has been highlighting the rich African-American art scene in Fort Greene, in the borough, and in the rest of America, with the fifth annual Black Artstory Month festival. Entitled The Altar: Rituals of … Read More

Jon Spayde | News, Public Art Review

February 20, 2017

The Lunar Cycle + Installation on Bastion de France

Artist: Mademoiselle Maurice

PARIS + CORSICA – Following a year living in Japan, during which the country suffered many natural and human-made disasters, French artist Mademoiselle Maurice began installing her colorful origami interventions as positive statements about humanity and sustainability. With paper and thread, Maurice spreads the message of the crane, an elegant symbol of good health, longevity, … Read More

February 17, 2017

Arabian Artscape

The United Arab Emirates’ nascent public art scene

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – With a rapidly expanding gallery culture in Dubai, the Louvre and Guggenheim set to open museums in Abu Dhabi, strong annual art fairs in both Dubai and Abu Dhabi, more than 18 museums and cultural institutions operating in Sharjah, and government and museum support for bringing in public art from around … Read More

February 16, 2017

Artist Talk: Mona Smith

Sarah Abiya reflects on Mona Smith's presentation at The McKnight Foundation

A Google search for “Mona Smith, artist” will return a wealth of links to her multi-media creations. During a recent Forecast-sponsored presentation held at the McKnight Foundation, Smith, a Sisseton-Wahpeton Dakota, showed her audience a few examples of these works: layers of sound and image and language, delicately woven into films and websites and installations. … Read More

Sarah Abiya | Community, Events