Blog Posts for Public Art

From Parking Lot to Public Art

Posted by Patricia Dalbin, Aug 17, 2016 0 comments

“Chroma Booster” plays on the tradition of having a fountain in large public gathering spaces. The 55-foot tall painted pipes invited visitors to the pathway to cool off in the mist or play with other features that will send water cascading on their friends. Visitors see how art can be transformational and repurpose something utilitarian like a parking lot into a vibrant public meeting space.

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Public Art Works Consider Festival’s Physical Place in History

Posted by Fernando Orellana, Nadine Wasserman, Aug 17, 2016 0 comments

The more I looked at the Allegheny and Monongahela rivers coming together in Pittsburgh to form the Ohio River, the more I drew parallels between those waters and myself. I, and so many others like me, are the children of two genetic and cultural rivers that propelled towards each other for thousands of years. The confluence of these two rivers can be seen as the unavoidable collision of the Old World with the New World.

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Creative Justice

Posted by Aaron Counts, Aug 16, 2016 0 comments

Creative Justice is a public art program, but it is also a social justice movement. No coincidence that both art and social movements are born of imagination. They are about exploring the possibilities we create as individuals and as members of communities. About seeing where we are and where we want to go. In doing so, they articulate the power and potential of our communities.

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Public Art Reveals a City’s Hidden Desires

Posted by Nataly Gattegno, Jason Kelly Johnson, Aug 16, 2016 0 comments

Murmur Wall is a two-year experimental installation that offers a glimpse into the immediate future. It is an artificially intelligent, anticipatory architecture that reveals what the city is whispering, thinking, and feeling in real-time. 

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Provoke laughter, surprise and contemplation with temporary public art

Posted by Ms. Rebecca A. Ehemann, Aug 16, 2016 0 comments

“My hope is that the piece will shift viewers out of their everyday space and into a sense of wonder, make them think about things in a different way."

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Passing Storms Installed at the Oregon State Hospital in Junction City, Oregon

Posted by Catherine Widgery, Aug 15, 2016 0 comments

“Passing Storms” portrays the changing weather as metaphor for unpredictable and shifting states of mind. As the residents and visitors move through the hospital courtyards, they see the cloud and rain sculptures subtly change depending on the angle of the light and the color of the sky. 

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