Round-up for Aspirations and Reflections: Emerging Leaders in Public Art Administration
What a great week filled with aspirations and reflections from emerging leaders in the public art field!
Thank you to all of our bloggers who made this salon a success by sharing their thoughts and inspiration for their thoughts and inspirations on their careers and the future of the public art field.
Reading these posts throughout the week has given light to some of the great talent that will be guiding the future of public art. We heard from Kati Stegall reflecting on how we can keep up with the changes happening throughout the country and from Meredith Frazier Britt, an up-and-coming city planner who is eager to work with public art (we need more of her!)
We also heard from:
- Cameron Russell, Founder of Space-Made reveal the power of the graffiti sub-culture in Grassroots Public Art and Political Power;
- Sara Ansel the Porch Light Program Director at the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program discuss what brought her to the field in Public Art-An Unexpected Approach to Improving Health;
- Ashlee Arder, Programs Coordinator at ArtServe Michigan reflection in the board room in Over Heads or Under the Table;
- Anna Blyth, Program Planner at the City of Santa Fe Arts Commission and her musings as a Tea and Toast Art Administrator;
- Michelle Laflamme-Childs, Public Art Project Coordinator at New Mexico Arts talk about her experience in Diving Headfirst into the New Wave of Public Art;
- Todd Hawkins, Project Manager for Public Art for Public Schools and Emerging Leaders Council member reflect on his career path inPublic Art: A Personal Journey of Discovery;
- David Schmitz, Arts Programmer at Iowa State Arts Council discusses What Are the Organizing Ideas in Public Art Today?;
- Barrie Cline, Adjunct Professor and Kelber Fellow at Harry Van Arsdale Jr. Center for Labor Studies discuss her projects in Forming a Workers a Workers Public Art Practice;
- Jennifer Lantzas, Public Art Coordinator for the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation review her work and the work of her program in 158 Years: A NYC Public Art Journey;
- Jennifer Lieu, Civic Art Project Assistant at the Los Angeles Country Arts Commission discusses her journey in Take Me to Tomorrowland;
- Felipe Sanchez, Associate Director at Social and Public Art Resource Center (SPARC) reflect in on his work in Cultural Patrimony: Learning to Save Los Angeles’ Mural Legacy;
- Alex White-Maxxarella, Artist and Founder of Artefacting discuss Public Art: A Means for Human Development – The Artist as Social Animator; and
- Abigail Satinsky Associate Director of Three Walls and Stephanie Sherman, Founder of Elsewhere talk about their new ambition Common Field: Where Arts Organizers Convene, Exchange, Vision.
This has been an inspirational week of examining what the future has in store for our careers and the field as a whole. I hope you are inspired as I am of all these new professionals in the field. In reflecting on the future from Washington, D.C., I quote our 16th President Abraham Lincoln who said “The best way to predict your future is to create it”, and I can’t wait to create the future with all of you.