Behind the Scene: Public Art Network (PAN) Year in Review 2015
This year marked the 15th anniversary of the Public Art Network (PAN) Year in Review, which annually recognizes outstanding public art projects that represent the most compelling work for the year from across the country. Over the years we have had over a thousand applications. Each year, a jury of up to three art professionals reviewed and selected projects to highlight. This week we are posting blogs directly from those involved in the creation of the projects in PAN Year in Review selected by our three art professionals, Peggy Kendellen (Public Art Program Manager at the Regional Arts & Cultural Council) Laurie Jo Reynolds (artist) and Ernest C. Wong (landscape architecture and urban planning professional) and presented on June 11th at the Americans for the Arts Public Art & Placemaking Preconference in Chicago.
We reached out to those involved with the projects and asked them to share their stories behind their work. This week’s blogs are an opportunity to get a “behind-the-scenes” look at the 2015 projects. We will hear from artists like Kit Monkman and David Franklin, and from the project commission agencies like 4Culture and the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program.
Want to see more great photos from over the last 15 years? Check out the beta version of the PAN Year in Review Online Database to see all the projects selected between 2006 and 2015.