Public Art and the City: Louisville 2011 Public Art Symposium
Information on the April 22, 2011 symposium "Public Art and the City' hosted by the University of Louisville's Institute for Arts and Culture Partnerships.
FRIDAY, APRIL 22ND, 2011
8:30 Continental Breakfast and Registration
9:00 AM – 3:30 PM Program
LOCAL FIRST: PUBLIC ART ORGANIZATIONS AND COLLABORATIONS
Local public art programs, initiatives and projects. Panelists will offer a brief overview of their public art projects, funding, programming, and administration and recent achievements.
Moderator: Alice Gray Stites, artwithoutwalls, Louisville
- Jim Clark, President and CEO, LexArts, Lexington
- Karen Gillenwater, New Albany Bicentennial Project, Carnegie Center for Art and History and New Albany Urban Enterprise Association
- Mary Lou Northern, Senior Advisor for Parks and Cultural Affairs, Metro Louisville
- Hallie Jones, Creative Director and PAINT (Producing Art in Neighborhoods Together), Center for Neighborhoods
10:30 COFFEE BREAK
ART + PUBLIC=PUBLIC ART
How do artists define the terms “public” and “art”? Discussion of specific works and projects in the region will highlight ways in which public art has been created, is received and further re-viewed over time.
Moderator: John Begley, Gallery Director, Hite Art Institute, University of Louisville
- Ed Hamilton, sculptor and Morgan Professor, Department of Fine Arts, University of Louisville
- Leticia Bajuyo, Associate Professor of Art and Gallery Director, Hanover College, Madison, IN
- Valerie Sullivan Fuchs, video artist
12:00 PM Lunch at the Speed Art Museum, Roundtable Break 0ut Sessions
- Public Art and Preservation – Anna Maas, Board Member, Preservation Kentucky, and owner, Corn Island Archaeology
- Re-creating Civic Space – John Faulkner, Community Relations Manager, Muhammad Ali Center
- The Politics of Memory and Memorials – Dan Vivian, Assistant Professor, Department of History, University of Louisville
1:30 PM KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Professor Theresa Leininger-Miller, Department of Art, University of Cincinnati
Courting Controversy or Placating Provincialism: 140 Years of Public Art in Cincinnati
Professor Leininger-Miller will trace the history of Cincinnati’s public art in the central business district from its oldest and best-known piece, The Tyler Davidson Fountain (1871), to the present. Professor Leininger-Miller will examine Cincinnati as a case study of a Midwestern city reflecting national trends, including monuments, memorials, government funding, abstract art, and local tributes. She will discuss works created for the Queen City’s Bicentennial of 1988, as well as national competitions for art at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, among other projects.
Professor Leininger-Miller’s lecture is sponsored by the Hite Art Institute Morgan Fund
MAPPING, IDENTIFYING, AND CREATING LEGACIES: INTERNET RESOURCES FOR PUBLIC ART
Internet technologies, including Web 2.0 technology and other digital platforms, are viable resources for - and a means of creating – public art. An overview of multiple formats will be introduced by the moderator and the panelists will then discuss their current work.
Moderator: Professor Juilee Decker, Chair, Department of Art, Georgetown College, Georgetown, Ky.
- Chris Huskisson, Adjunct Faculty, Department of Art, Museum Studies, University of Kentucky and Lisa Broome-Price, Acting Director, Gaines Center for the Humanities, University of Kentucky, Central Kentucky Museum without Walls website and Take It Artside phone App
- Helen Lessick, Project Manager, Web Resources for Art in Public via Skype
- Jack Becker, founder, Forecast Public Art, and publisher, Public Art Review, via Skype
3:30 Concluding Remarks, Reports from Roundtables, and Adjournment
Join us on Thursday night, weather permitting, for an evening artwalk tour of the New Albany Bicentennial Public Art Project. The tour departs the Carnegie Center for Art and History, 201 East Spring Street, New Albany, IN, at 6:00 PM.