January 24 – March 7, 2019
Inside the World of Public Art
Curated by Ann Wykell
Public art is a reflection of how we see the world – the artist’s response to our time and place combined with our own sense of who we are. –Association for Public Art
This exhibit displays the exuberant spirit and creative diversity of public art that enhances the cultural life of our community. Eight artists whose monumental work in the Tampa Bay area engages traditional craft media are profiled, along with their smaller fine craft studio work.
Programming for anyone who would like to understand public art better includes lectures by artists and a studio tour. The project continues throughout the year with educational programs for artists interested in pursuing public art commissions.
MARK YOUR CALENDAR
January 24, 5:30–7:30 p.m. Meet the artists and curator at the opening reception.
February 4, 6 p.m. Mark Aeling discusses his journey into Public Art.
February 11, 5:30–7 p.m. “The Art of Healing,” performances on Tolerance and Acceptance. (Sponsored by Massey Law Group)
February 19, 6 p.m. Catherine Woods talks on the process and drama of Public Art.
February 22, 1–4 p.m. Artist Studio Tours (Register at FloridaCraftArt.org)
March 7, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. “Taking the Leap: From Studio Artist to Public Artist” workshop presented by renowned public art professional Elayna Toby Singer. (Register at FloridaCraftArt.org)
Sponsors: AARP Tampa Bay, City of St. Petersburg, Creative Pinellas, Duke Energy, Kathryn Howd and Edward Rucks, Massey Law Group, David and Becky Ramsey, State of Florida Division of Cultural Affairs