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Steve Lambert

Artist, Professor, SUNY Purchase in Beacon

Pratical Utopias

PRESENTED ON JUN 16, 2015
IN BEACON @ VOL 2

"It resonated with people... People loved the idea of pranking the New York Times."

In Practical Utopias from Beacon Vol. 2, Multidisciplinary artist Steve Lambert really puts the public in public art. Through a series of traveling exhibits, installations, pranks, interventions and participatory events, he uses his art to address a wide range of subjects, investigating assumptions, current events and public opinion. Funny, thoughtful, and skillfully executed.

This was "Presenation of the Day" on Wednesday, August 19th, 2015. 

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How Art Brings People Together

BY HELEN POLLARD
@ VOL 22 ON MAR 04, 2014

"This project, I've been interested in 2 disciplines, the public art and my painting were never together and I thought, how can we make this work together?"

In How Art Brings People Together, from PechaKucha Night Melbourne Vol. 22, Helen Pollard explains her public art projects which utilize recycled materials and incorporate local surroundings. She also explains how she formed an art studio which now functions as a social space for people in the community. 

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Art expressions in public spaces

BY LUIS CLÉRIGA
@ VOL 32 ON NOV 05, 2013

Luis Clériga takes us on a journey through the history of underground music, its acomplishments in modern times and the evolution of its interactions with the public space. (In spanish)

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This Visual Utopia: Limitless Art in the Twin Cities

BY TAMI MILLER
@ VOL 1 ON MAY 14, 2015

Tami Miller, curator at the Krasl Art Center, explores the potential visual utopia that is possible in the small lakeside town of St. Joseph, Michigan. What is possible if the world's great urban art makers enlivened our public spaces and architecture?

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Transforming our Landscapes and Public Spaces

BY PETER SCHAUDT
@ VOL 15 ON SEP 07, 2010

The ultimate collaborator, Peter Schaudt FASLA (1959-2015) shares before and after images of his poetic and transformational landscapes across North America.  And cannot resist mentioning his beloved Chicago Cubs.

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Stone Sculpture as Educational Public Art

BY GERARD MOTONDI
IN NAIROBI

As a young man growing up in Tabaka village of Kisii County, Gerald Motondi never envisaged that the common soapstone would carve his niche in the world of art. Motondi is actively participating teaching and sharing his love for stone curving and soap stone.

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Public Art In Nashville

BY CAROLINE VINCENT
@ VOL 20 ON MAY 23, 2016

Caroline Vincent gives us a look at public art in Nashville.

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Public Spaces for Everybody?

BY SANDRA HALL
@ VOL 8 ON SEP 01, 2015

The British artist Sandra Hall is wondering about the concept of public space, and who are allowed to use them.

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"Deus Ex Machina," "Hliehhan," "The Book," and Me

BY JIM JENKINS
@ VOL 4 ON AUG 11, 2016

Commissioned by the Aurora (Illinois) Public Library to produce a piece of public sculpture that illustrates the intersection of art and technology, James G. Jenkins produced three distinct yet related works of art: an outdoor public sculpture, an indoor “time machine / desk,” and a large medieval manuscript-like, artist-made book of collages. The latter work, which the artist describes as “graphplotfictionfacttotems,” illustrates the journey of creation, fabrication, and installation of the artworks at the library. It is an intentional, repetitiously redundant, self-referential echo.

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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.