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Jes McMillan

in Dayton

Community Artreach

PRESENTED ON FEB 07, 2019
IN DAYTON @ VOL 38

Jes McMillan is a local artist activist and founder of The Mosaic Institute of Greater Dayton nonprofit arts organization. Jes has worked with the communities of Dayton and beyond for over 10 years bringing thousands of people together with collaborative art. She is curator of The McMillan Gallery and Creative Director at tend&flourish on Brown Street.

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Community and Art

BY BERNARDO DIAZ
IN DALLAS

In his presentation, Bernardo Diaz describes the program he developed to connect his students with some of the city's community centers. (in English)

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How Public Art Can Save the World

BY TALEEN DER HAROUTIOUNIAN
@ VOL 9 ON NOV 20, 2015

“Housing and transportation may make the foundation for a great city, but art is what brought it to life.”

In How Public Art Can Save the World from PechaKucha Night Markham’s 9th volume, Speaker Taleen Der Haroutiounian explains why art should be considered a necessary feature in any community and why public art is the key to building healthier and happier communities, especially in the suburbs! Taleen is a placemaker who is passionate about community well-being in the suburbs.

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Journeys in Collaborative Art

BY LEA WISE-SURGUY
@ VOL 12 ON FEB 25, 2016

Over the last several years artist, Lea WiseSurguy-Sophiliazo, has been working with the public and experts from multiple fields to create artwork that is only possible because of collaboration. This PK presentation does two things: 1) introduces you to some of the artist's past collaborative art projects, which span the fields of agriculture, biology, and civics and that were all completed or activated by the public; and 2) invites you to join a current collaborative project. 

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How Jefferson St Became an Artful Community

BY THAXTON ABSHALOM WATERS II
@ VOL 25 ON JUL 21, 2017

Thaxton Abshalom Waters II presents about the Noth Nashville Art Community.

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Public Art Matters

BY ROBIN ROBERTSON
@ VOL 9 ON SEP 21, 2017

Captivated by public sculpture and pondering its role in community building, Robin Robertson naively dove into managing four public art installations in her community.  Her vision? Our City is an artwork. Art integrated into life helping create gathering spaces, encouraging conversations, supporting new thought forms. Robin chaired the recent Penticton Public Sculpture Exhibition.

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Art Across Platforms

BY LYNNE MCCOWIN
@ VOL 12 ON JAN 18, 2018

Lynne McCowin is an artists who shares her work all across the community. From business marketing to public art and gallery works McCowin sees opportunities for art and expression in many mediums and platforms.

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Artwork in Public Places

BY GAIL SIMPSON
@ VOL 26 ON APR 12, 2018

Gail Simpson makes sculpture for public spaces as part of the collaborative team “Actual Size Artworks.” She's committed to the idea of artist as citizen, and she believes in the transformative potential of artwork in the community. She thinks public spaces should be meaningful, memorable, and dynamic. Her goal is to contribute to the common good by making the built environment more intentional. This presentation includes images of recent permanent and temporary projects.

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Public Art and Community Engagement

BY JESSE SALISBURY
@ VOL 28 ON JUL 12, 2018

Jesse Salisbury shares the journey of his art from raw granite to finished art. 

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The Art of Revolution in the Public Library!

BY MAXINE BLEIWEIS
@ VOL 4 ON MAR 21, 2019

Maxine Bleiweis looks at the world from a perspective that uncovers the possibilities in a situation – in this case, opportunities to open your mind about the role of the public library!