All Star Public Art Panel|
January 24, 2007
marker and pencil on paper, 9" x 12"
Southern Exposure put together an all star panel of public artists for their "How Do I Make My Art Public Art?" workshop held at the Mission Cultural Center.
Aimee Le Duc, associate director of SOEX, moderated a panel consisting of Rigo, Seyed Alavi, the Living Lenses team of Po Shuwang and Louise Bertelsen, and Packard Jennings. The artists talked about their work - and they all do some fantastic work, really, click on their names and check it out - and then had a lively conversation with the audience.
They agreed that you've got to do public art that fits your own budget before you can get grants to fund larger projects. I commented on how the grant system has them everyone in the room spending a lot of time to compete with each other for the same small pot of money and asked if any of them had seen better models. Jennings said he likes the Christo model - to fund projects by selling off sketches and pieces of the project - but acknowledged that it's tough to pull that off without the celebrity factor.
This is the drawing of the week for January 21-27, 2007.
The Art Biz
Drawings of the Weeks
click above for larger image