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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BY GERARD MOTONDI
@ VOL 5
ON FEB 20, 2015
Gerard Motondi walks us through his art. He was born and brought up in Kisii southwestern Kenya. He learnt stone carving from his grandparents through apprecentship program.
Holds a masters degree in sculpture specializing in public sculpture. He has represented Kenya in international sculpture symposium in China, Dubai, South Korea, India, Turkey, USA, Canada, Russia, Spain and Israel. His works are foung in public display and private collections in those countries.
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?
Stone Sculpture as Educational Public Art
BY GERARD MOTONDI
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.
Art in Public Space with Insitu
BY NEIL BUTLER
@ VOL 28
ON JUL 06, 2016
Neil Butler is Artistic Director of UZ Arts. He co-founded Insitu, the pan European network of producers creating cross border cross art form art. His presentation explores how artists in Europe are working with the public to imagine and deliver art in public space.
"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.
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.