Art Life in the Georgetown College Visual Art Department
Friday, April 22, 2011
Public Art Symposium Today
It's a tight-pack symposium: from Jim Clark's "let art lead the way," to Jones's "shred [it] to plant a tree," the 9am panel set the agenda. Taking stock of "our" public art economy ranges broadly. The public art engagements do seem to have taken us well beyond the Lysicrates monument, (I'll get to blogging/smartphone apping soon, after panel 3). It has also, which what makes this just as exciting, remained relatively unchanged. That is to say, to “work locally and think globally” actually holds true to Ancient Greece as well as to Georgetown College's sculpture program, the New Albany Bicentennial Public Art Project or any recent LexArts initiative. More after lunch.
LOCAL FIRST: PUBLIC ART ORGANIZATIONS AND COLLABORATIONS
Local public art programs, initiatives and projects. Panelists will offer a brief overview of their public art projects, funding, programming, and administration and recent achievements.
Moderator: Alice Gray Stites, artwithoutwalls, Louisville
Jim Clark, President and CEO, LexArts, Lexington
Karen Gillenwater, New Albany Bicentennial Project, Carnegie Center for Art and History and New Albany Urban Enterprise Association
Mary Lou Northern, Senior Advisor for Parks and Cultural Affairs, Metro Louisville
Hallie Jones, Creative Director and PAINT (Producing Art in Neighborhoods Together), Center for Neighborhoods