A Chance To Learn Jack About Public Art

Jack Becker founder of Forecast Public Art foundation in St. Paul is the featured speaker atGO2030′s second speakers forum tonight (Monday) at 7 pm in the Fargo Commission room, it’ll be fun and it’s free!  You can see more info on the event here.

Mr. Becker is an artist, founder and executive director of Forecast Public Art foundation, and editor of Public Art Review magazine, the world’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.

Hope to see you there!   Check out GO2030 to see the schedule for this and future speaker forums and share your ideas on the Mind Mixer.

Here are a few examples of Fargo public art:

Area children create a masterpiece at the Fargo Public Library 

Here’s a link to some photo’s of the process of creating this fun piece at the Fargo Library

Sodbuster is in storage waiting for repairs 

The Sodbuster by Luis Jimenez stood for 20 years on the east side of the Northern Pacific railroad depot in what was 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.


Lincoln Elementary 5th Graders create “Bridges to Hope” 

Fifth grade students in Mary Dalzell’s Art Club at Lincoln Elementary have painted a 5’x10’ mural, “Bridges to Hope,”

Fargo libraries often feature public art 

Here are a few photos of the Milwaukee Art Museum:

I love this glass piece by Dale Chilhuly. This is at the Milwaukee Art Museum












The Milwaukee Art Museum is one of my favorites.  It’s been around for decades but the unique design is awe inspiring to me.

Milwaukee Art Museum is an interactive piece of art itself












This is one of my favorite entrances to a new space and adventure that I’ve seen to date.   It’s exciting to take in the vista as you approach and walk across the span, a different perspective with every step.