The Public Arena: Public Art & Its Role In Community

The Public Arena: Public Art & Its Role In Community
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The Public Arena: Public Art & Its Role In Community says
April 7, 2015-May 1, 2015
Opening: Tuesday, April 7, 2015 1-3pm and 5-7pm

Field Trip to the Art Collection at Brightwater: Thursday, April 23, 2015, 9am-11am

Cris Bruch Artist lecture: Wednesday, April 29, 2015, 1pm-2pm in LB1141

In The Public Arena: Public Art and Its Role in Community eleven Artists/Artist Groups have been asked to include plans, maquettes, drawings, material samples, and parts for the local public artworks they have created. Viewers will see the proposals, working drawings, as well as photos and parts of the finished pieces on display in the gallery. The Public Arena will demonstrate the process involved to create the final artworks. The work involved in public art projects differs from working as a solo artist. Changes to a project come about because of engineering and “value engineering”, safety, long-term care of the work, and other logistics, rather than the artist’s own intention for the piece. Additionally artists may alter pieces based on input or desires of a team or committee. The Public Arena will allow visitors to follow the process of public artworks from conception to completion.

The Public Arena includes plans and drawings from a number of public artworks in the Seattle area including local Mural Art and Temporary public art projects. By including the 2014 North Seattle College mural project designed by Heather Brammeier and painted by North Seattle College students we strive to link the North Seattle College campus to Seattle’s greater Art Community. A map will be available as a guide to visit all of the public art pieces included in the exhibition. Additionally, a tour of the Brightwater Center Public Art in Woodinville, WA and a lecture by exhibiting artist Cris Bruch will be planned in association with this show.

Exhibiting Artists:
Heather Brammeier
Cris Bruch
Celeste Cooning
Kelda Martensen
Peter Reiquam
Norie Sato
Erin Shafkind and Will Gundy of the Cabbage Tree Mob
Buster Simpson
Ellen Sollod
Sutton Beres Culler
Glenn Tramantano
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By: North Seattle College Art Gallery