Jack Becker founder of Forecast Public Art foundation in St. Paul is the featured speaker atGO2030â€²s second speakers forum tonight (Monday) at 7 pm in the Fargo Commission room, itâ€™ll be fun and itâ€™s free! Â You can seeÂ more info on the event here.
Mr. Becker is an artist, founder and executive director ofÂ Forecast Public Art foundation, and editor of Public Art Review magazine, the worldâ€™s leading journal devoted exclusively to the field of contemporary public art. Becker specializes in projects that connect the ideas and energies of artists with the needs and opportunities of communities and has organized over 70 exhibitions, 50 publications and numerous special events nationwide.
Here are a few examples of Fargo public art:
Hereâ€™s a link toÂ some photoâ€™s of the process of creating this fun piece at the Fargo Library
The Sodbuster by Luis Jimenez stood for 20 years on the east side of the Northern Pacific railroad depot in what wasÂ NP Park. The sculpture is made from fiberglass, a non-traditional art medium more often found in the production and repair of boats and cars; however, the sculpture is cast in a traditional art method that uses armatures and molds. After constructing steel armatures in the basic shape of the finished artwork, then casting and attaching the molds together, layers of airbrushed color were applied to make a glossy finish. An epoxy coating was then applied.
Fifth grade students in Mary Dalzellâ€™s Art Club at Lincoln Elementary have painted a 5â€™x10â€™ mural, â€œBridges to Hope,â€
Here are a few photos of the Milwaukee Art Museum:
The Milwaukee Art Museum is one of my favorites. Â It’s been around for decades but the unique design is awe inspiring to me.
This is one of my favorite entrances to a new space and adventure that I’ve seen to date. Â It’s exciting to take in the vista as you approach and walk across the span, a different perspective with every step.