Demystifying Public Art: A Free Symposium For Artists

By Editorial Team on February 11, 2019
Courtesy of Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission.
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Event: February 16-17 at University of Maryland, University College
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FULL SCHEDULE

Saturday, February 16

  • 9:30–10 a.m. What Is Public Art?
    Welcome, Introductions, and Opening Comments
    Alec Simpson, Rhonda Dallas, Eric Key
  • 10–10:50 a.m. Sponsors of Public Art
    Panelists: Sandra Bellamy, Management Analyst,
    District of Columbia Government; Zolna Russell,
    Art in Transit Manager, Purple Line Transit Constructors
    Moderator: Alec Simpson
  • 11–11:50 a.m. Access and Entry Points—My Introduction to Public Art: Testimonials of Various Artists
    Panelists: Ronald Beverly, Artist/Instructor;
    Mary Ann Mears, Sculptor; Valerie Theberge, Artist
    Moderator: Rhonda Dallas
  • Noon–12:50 p.m. Lunchtime Session: What Every Public Artist Needs to Know
    Todd W. Bressi, Public Art/Placemaking/City Design
    Moderator: Eric Key
  • 1–1:50 p.m. Public Art Resources
    Patricia Walsh, Public Art and Civic Design Program
    Manager, Americans for the Arts Public Art Network
    Moderator: Alec Simpson
  • 2–2:50 p.m. Public Art as the Art of Collaboration
    Panelists: Martha Jackson Jarvis, Artist, Jackson
    Jarvis Studio; Alan Binstock, Sculptor/Architect
    Moderator: Eric Key
  • 3–3:45 p.m. Challenges of the Public Artist
    Panelists: Judy Sutton Moore, Artist; Margaret Boozer,
    Director, Red Dirt Studio; Akili Ron Anderson,
    Assistant Professor, Dept. of Art, Howard University
    Moderator: Rhonda Dallas
  • 3:45–4 p.m. Closing Remarks
    Alec Simpson, Eric Key
  • 4:15–6 p.m. Evening Reception and Tour of Public Art Collection

Sunday, February 17

  • 9:30–10 a.m. Welcome and Introduction
    Alec Simpson, Rhonda Dallas, Eric Key
  • 10–10:50 a.m. Public Art Solicitation and Budget Documents
    Panelist: Liesel Fenner, Public Art Program Director, Maryland State Arts Council
    Moderator: Alec Simpson
  • 11–11:50 a.m. From Proposal to Fabrication: Making Public Art
    Panelists: Howard Connelly, Fabricator/Sculptor, Howard Connelly Design
    Wesley Clark, Artist/Installer
    Moderator: Rhonda Dallas
  • Noon–12:50 p.m. Lunchtime Session: My Life as a Public Artist
    Victor Ekpuk, Artist
    Moderator: Eric Key
  • 1–1:50 p.m. Public Art and Community Engagement
    Panelists: Erwin Timmers and Michael Janis, Co-Directors, Washington Glass School
    Curtis Woody, Artist
    Moderator: Rhonda Dallas
  • 2–2:45 p.m. Politics, Process, Publicity: Managing Important Project Factors
    Amina Cooper, Public Art Manager and Curator, Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County
    Deirdre Ehlen MacWilliams, Public Art Project Manager, Arlington Public Art; Ryan Patterson, Public Art Administrator, Baltimore Office of Promotion & the Arts
    Moderator: Alec Simpson
  • 2:45–3 p.m. Closing Remarks
    Alec Simpson, Rhonda Dallas
  • 3–5 p.m. Evening Reception and Tour of the Maryland High School Juried Art Exhibition
    UMUC Arts Program Gallery
    Eric Key