Blog Posts for public art year in review

“Familias Separadas”

Posted by Michelle Angela Ortiz, Aug 19, 2016 0 comments

Public art can serve as a platform to educate, create awareness, and to inspire action. As an artist working in communities for more than 15 years, I believe that when we decide to write and tell our own stories and create the images that are true reflections of who we decide we are—those are revolutionary acts.

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Covert Curatorialism: Inverting the Landscape

Posted by Ms. Letitia Fernandez Ivins, Pauline Kanako Kamiyama, Aug 19, 2016 0 comments

As public art project managers, we walk the line between nudging artists to push their vision and practice while giving them the confidence and trust to imagine and execute a groundbreaking artwork. Trusting your own expertise and instinct—paired with an understanding of an artist’s aesthetic, studio practice and process—paves the way for an authentic and successful artwork.

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Public Art: Advice from a First Timer

Posted by Ms. Lisa Mariam, Aug 18, 2016 3 comments

Imagine Art Here: Tysons Tiles was an ambitious project for a public art novice. I learned some valuable lessons managing a public art project for the first time that I’d like to pass along.

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Finding Community In A Place That Seemingly Had None

Posted by Julia Vogl, Aug 18, 2016 0 comments

My brief was to make something temporary, to create a colorful distraction to the development and inspire people—but it accomplished so much more: it confirmed that culture is an essential amenity to the growth of a city. 

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Wandering Sheep

Posted by Kyu Seok Oh, Aug 17, 2016 0 comments

I envisioned an image of the sheep straying into the park. It is as if, from somewhere far away, one day a flock of sheep wander into Chinatown Park at the Rose Kennedy Greenway for some unknown reason. But at the same time, they look natural as if they have been there all along.

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