"Public Art and the City" will bring together artists, curators, administrators, and other professionals for the second installment of conversations about public art on 4-12-12 and 4-13-12. This first "Public Art and the City" was held last April.
This year's symposium offers a full day of presentations and conversations that aim to define, challenge, and conceive of public art and provides the opportunity to examine case studies and best practices. The schedule is extended to include an evening of portfolio reviews and presentations by young scholars on April 12, 2012. Details may be found at these links: http://louisville.edu/art/public-art-and-the-city-2012-portfolio-reviews.ics
The events on April 13 begin with Friday morning's focus on the conservation and re-installation of Rodin's "Thinker " on the U of L campus. Following this, the Symposiumís Keynote Presentation will be delivered by Renee Piechocki, Director of the Office of Public Art, Pittsburgh, PA. Piechockiís lecture and discussion will look at frameworks for successful public art programs in the US, paying particular attention to community involvement, models of communication, and educational programming. The afternoon consists of small focus groups on a variety of topics followed by a panel with case studies from the region.
The full schedule is available online: http://faculty.georgetowncollege.edu/jdecker1/
All events will be held on the University of Louisville campus. Registration is $25 and includes lunch. This fee, however, is waived for current ug/grad students.
Dr. Juilee Decker
Co-Organizer, Public Art and the City 2012
Associate Professor of Art History*Georgetown College
400 E. College*Georgetown, KY*40324
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