Creative Catalysts

wind workshopWe are very pleased to share the news that Public Art Matters exhibitor Miki Iwasaki of MI Workshop, and nonprofit sponsor The New Children’s Museum, were selected as one of 10 recipients for the San Diego Foundation’s 2013-2014 Creative Catalyst Fellowship Program.  Some exciting workshops and events are coming up in association with the program, including workshops centered around the exploration of wind-generated power. Kids will learn the fundamental concepts behind wind generators, and be a part of the creative process as they design and prototype an installation at the museum.

Read about the workshops, “Meet the Artist” events and see what else MI Workshop is up to (a lot!!) by clicking here. And be sure to check out the first workshop, “Wind Basics,” offered twice, at 11:00 and 1:00 this Sunday, February 23. The 11:00 is open to museum members only. The 1:00 workshop is open to members and non-members, and is free with cost of museum admission. More info here.

Exhibition Revisited: Adam Belt

We are pleased to offer Exhibition Revisited, a series of posts to supplement the Public Art Matters exhibition. In this series, we will provide artist and organization PAM exhibition content, and any supplemental information that may be available.

Although we will selecting series features randomly, we’re starting early in the alphabet with Adam Belt, whose solo exhibition, LONGVIEW, may be viewed at Quint Contemporary Art in La Jolla through October 26. If you haven’t seen it yet, be sure to check it out. It’s outstanding.

TIDELAND PRELIMINARY CONCEPT
Coronado Landing Park, City of Coronado
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Port of San Diego Art Office
Project Status: Cancelled
“The project I am proposing consists of glacial icebergs from Alaska being placed on the beach at Coronado Landing Park. The icebergs will range in size from 4ft in diameter to 6ft in diameter. The work entitled For the Time Being uses the element of surprise to bring attention to some of the issues relevant to the San Diego Bay environment. Like other unique experiences in the natural world that defy expectations this experience will leave viewers who have ventured to the site or happened upon it with a lingering moment and memory of a rare phenomena that they may not encounter otherwise. My hope is that this moment of discovery will be tied to the bay and increase the awareness of individuals to the living and wild nature of the bay rather than the domesticated waterway and city shoreline that most of us encounter.”

Pioneer Modernism for the City of Lemon Grove

The City of Lemon Grove is upping the charm AND culture factor as they celebrate the completion of “Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow,” the Pioneer Modernism Park evoking Lemon Grove’s history and welcoming the residents of the newly completed Citronica One. Check out the work of Robin Brailsford and Wick Alexander here, and check it out in person at the Grand Opening Party on the Lemon Grove Main Street Promenade on Friday, September 27. More info here.

Big Show Morning

We had a great time at this morning’s Media Open House. Thanks to all who attended, especially to Jim Chute of SDUT for this great coverage and Stacy Keck for her always fabulous photos. She definitely knows how to capture the awesome… See you tonight!

Public Art Matters Exhibition This Thursday

We’re very excited and appreciative for the support offered to Public Art Matters. From endorsements to refreshments to RSVP’s, we love that San Diego appreciates and wants to further the dialogue about public art. Please be sure to join us this Thursday from 5:00 – 9:00 p.m. and experience for yourself how and why Public Art Matters.

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Public Art Matters: Exhibition Updates

We’re pleased to announce the addition of numerous additional artists and arts organizations to the Public Art Matters exhibition, opening on August 8th at 5:00 p.m. Please ‘like’ Public Art Matters on Facebook, and take part in the ongoing dialogue on all matters Public Art, and why Public Art matters.  You may also RSVP (not required) for the exhibition opening by clicking on the flyer below. For our latest press release, click here.
We hope to see you there.

Public Art Matters: Exhibition Updates

Public Art Matters: The Show

Public Art Matters: The Show
In response to the Port of San Diego’s recent decision to dramatically cut the Port’s Public Art budget, a group of San Diego artists have organized an exhibition of works, underscoring the cultural and economic opportunities offered by public art in San Diego. PUBLIC ART MATTERS will commence on at 5:00 p.m. on August 8 at Woodbury University School of Architecture in Barrio Logan.

This site will be  continuously populated with updates about the show, and general information about Public Art in San Diego and beyond. You are encouraged to take part in the ongoing dialogue.

Click on image above for more event info or to RSVP on Facebook.

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