Sunday, October 18, 2015

FAR-SITED: Creating and Conserving Art in Public Places

 The past three days I have had the great fortune to part take in:

"The University Art Museum CSULB, Getty Conservation Institute, and Museum of Latin American Art present FAR-SITED: Creating and Conserving Art in Public Places, a three-day conference examining new trends in public art, the use of new materials and technology, and the role of conservation for art in the public realm. Nationally renowned arts professionals will engage in curated panels and presentations for an audience of artists, conservators, arts administrators, scholars, and students." [ click here for more information]

Below are photos from the three days. I feel so grateful to have had the opportunity to meet so many people in such a wide range of locations and skill sets. Thank you all for working tirelessly to create this space for us all to keep the dialogue of conservation of public art going.

Key note speaker William Pope L.

Day 2. Starting off with  Panel: Site, Space, and Place, Moderated by Shamim Momin, Los Angeles Nomadic Division, Panelists include: Jessica Cusick, Cultural Affairs Manager, Santa Monica Cultural Affairs, Eric Fredericksen, Waterfront Program Art Manager, Seattle Office of Arts & Culture, Manon Slome, Chief Curator, No Longer Empty, Jackie von Treskow, Program Director, FOR-SITE Foundation

Below is a little group shot of just a few of the Otis MFA, Public Practice Students and our friend Allison from : Ball-Nouges ! Go like them over [HERE]

 Onward!  Up next!

Grimanesa Amorós, Artist, Multidisciplinary Artist, Grimanesa Amorós Studios
Christine Frohnert, Partner, Bek & Frohnert LLC
Rosa Lowinger, Principal and Chief Conservator, RLA Conservation of Art & Architecture
Robert Murray, Artist and participant in California International Sculpture Symposium

Here is is a snap shot of the sculpture tour that I went on at CSU, Long Beach. 
Take the video tour right HERE!

  On our way to Talk Queens Salon, Hotel Queen Mary

Day 3. Held at MOLAA!
Panel: Alternative Practices in Public Art
Moderated by Cara Starke, Director, Pulitzer Arts Foundation
Panelists include:
Paul Ramirez Jonas, Artist
Suzanne Lacy, Artist, Founding Chair of Graduate Public Practice, Otis College of Art & Design
Jon Rubin, Artist

 This panel is so inspiring! These three artists, working in the field are everything I would like to embody as an artist. Thank you CSU, Long Beach, Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA) and the Getty Conservation Institute for bringing together artists, conservators, arts administrators, scholars, and students.

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