Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Artists at Work Forum

"What is Public Art, Anyway?"
Thursday October 18, 2007, 6:00 - 7:30 pm
Chicago Cultural Center
78 E. Washington
Admission free.

The City of Chicago, Chicago Transit Authority, McCormick Place, and the Art Institute of Chicago's Ferguson Fund are the major agencies that commission permanent public art in Chicago. Kevin Nance, Critic at Large for the Chicago Sun-Times, talks with representatives from these entities about their funding and artist selection processes, conservation issues, and future plans.

Panelists include: Elizabeth Kelley, Director of the City of Chicago's Public Art Program, Amy Malick, Arts in Transit, Chicago Transit Authority; Jack Johnson, former chief of External Relations for Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority (McCormick Place), and Barbara Hall, Senior Conservator of Objects at the Art Institute of Chicago, who will discuss the Ferguson Fund.

Artist at Work Forums are available as podcasts on Chicago Artists Resource. Click here for more info.

Save the date -- Upcoming Artists at Work Forums
November 15 -- Get Out of Town! Gallery Representation Outside Chicago
with Ruth Lopez of Time Out Chicago with artists Nick Cave, Jeanne Dunning, Mayumi Lake and Lincoln Schatz.

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