Peter Morrin of the University of Louisville's Arts & Culture Partnerships and I are working on Public Art and the City 2013 - the third installment of public art symposia. This year's theme is "Public Art In/And/On the Landscape" and we are inviting artists, parks administrators and curators to discuss their work and practice.
The Keynote lecture will be given by Mary Miss, an artist who has pushed the boundaries of sculpture and installation as well as architecture and place. She has developed the concept of a laboratory and its site as a conduit for creative activity. The "City as Living Lab" is a framework for making issues of sustainability tangible through collaboration and the arts.
The afternoon will consist of a series of comments by scholars from varied disciplines who will foster thinking about ways for the community to think more deeply about environmental issues.
The overall goal of this year's symposium is to pose questions and examine instances where arts can engage larger issues of sustainability.
The event is free for students, but you do need to register. More info will be posted on the Arts & Culture website.
Hope you can make it! (*PS: Yes, the senior show opens that evening. There's plenty of time to do both that day!)