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Posted on: February 1, 2019

"Demystifying Public Art": A Free Symposium For Artists

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Registration is open for "Demystifying Public Art", a free, two-day symposium designed to help artists understand the world of public art commissions and how they can be a part of it.

February 16-17 at University of Maryland, University College 

Click here to learn more or to register. See the full schedule below.


FULL SCHEDULE

Saturday, February 16

9:30–10 a.m. What Is Public Art?

Welcome, Introductions, and Opening Comments

Alec Simpson, Rhonda Dallas, Eric Key

10–10:50 a.m. Sponsors of Public Art

Panelists: Sandra Bellamy, Management Analyst,

District of Columbia Government; Zolna Russell,

Art in Transit Manager, Purple Line Transit Constructors

Moderator: Alec Simpson

11–11:50 a.m. Access and Entry Points—My Introduction to

Public Art: Testimonials of Various Artists

Panelists: Ronald Beverly, Artist/Instructor;

Mary Ann Mears, Sculptor; Valerie Theberge, Artist

Moderator: Rhonda Dallas

Noon–12:50 p.m. Lunchtime Session: What Every Public Artist

Needs to Know

Todd W. Bressi, Public Art/Placemaking/City Design

Moderator: Eric Key

1–1:50 p.m. Public Art Resources

Patricia Walsh, Public Art and Civic Design Program

Manager, Americans for the Arts Public Art Network

Moderator: Alec Simpson

2–2:50 p.m. Public Art as the Art of Collaboration

Panelists: Martha Jackson Jarvis, Artist, Jackson

Jarvis Studio; Alan Binstock, Sculptor/Architect

Moderator: Eric Key

3–3:45 p.m. Challenges of the Public Artist

Panelists: Judy Sutton Moore, Artist; Margaret Boozer,

Director, Red Dirt Studio; Akili Ron Anderson,

Assistant Professor, Dept. of Art, Howard University

Moderator: Rhonda Dallas

3:45–4 p.m. Closing Remarks

Alec Simpson, Eric Key

4:15–6 p.m. Evening Reception and Tour of Public Art Collection


Sunday, February 17

9:30–10 a.m. Welcome and Introduction

Alec Simpson, Rhonda Dallas, Eric Key

10–10:50 a.m. Public Art Solicitation and Budget Documents

Panelist: Liesel Fenner, Public Art Program Director, Maryland State Arts Council

Moderator: Alec Simpson

11–11:50 a.m. From Proposal to Fabrication: Making Public Art

Panelists: Howard Connelly, Fabricator/Sculptor, Howard Connelly Design

Wesley Clark, Artist/Installer

Moderator: Rhonda Dallas

Noon–12:50 p.m. Lunchtime Session: My Life as a Public Artist

Victor Ekpuk, Artist

Moderator: Eric Key

1–1:50 p.m. Public Art and Community Engagement

Panelists: Erwin Timmers and Michael Janis, Co-Directors, Washington Glass School

Curtis Woody, Artist

Moderator: Rhonda Dallas

2–2:45 p.m. Politics, Process, Publicity: Managing Important

Project Factors

Amina Cooper, Public Art Manager and Curator, Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County

Deirdre Ehlen MacWilliams, Public Art Project Manager, Arlington Public Art; Ryan Patterson, Public Art Administrator, Baltimore Office of Promotion & the Arts

Moderator: Alec Simpson

2:45–3 p.m. Closing Remarks

Alec Simpson, Rhonda Dallas

3–5 p.m. Evening Reception and Tour of the Maryland High

School Juried Art Exhibition

UMUC Arts Program Gallery

Eric Key



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