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Robin Robertson

Public Art Enthusiast in Penticton

Public Art Matters

PRESENTED ON SEP 21, 2017
IN PENTICTON @ VOL 9

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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Stone Sculptor

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.

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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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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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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.

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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.

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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!