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 $15 for FCA and AARP members, $25 for nonmembers. This is a trolley tour, pick up and drop off from FCA
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March 7, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. “Taking the Leap: From Studio Artist to Public Artist” $35 FCA members price. $50 for nonmembers (Scholarships are available):
Conceived and Presented by Elayna Toby Singer
This workshop is for artists or anyone interested in knowing more about the process of public art. Elayna Toby Singer will present a diverse range of public art project types and the range of roles artists play in creating public art projects and an overview of the public art commissioning process, along with tips for how artists can be successful in responding to the Call to Artists, Concept Proposal Development, Design Development, Fabrication, Installation, and more. Additionally, Elayna Toby presents strategies to help studio artists prepare their portfolio for taking the leap to public art and outline three strategic next steps they each need to take based on where they are on the studio-public art continuum, to advance their priorities and steps along their path.
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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