2017 is starting strong with some great artist-in-residence opportunities here in the Boston area and further afield. Seeking more experience in public policy, creative placemaking, working with elementary-age students, or immigrant communities? Looking to deepen your socially engaged practice? Keep reading
"When doing community engagement work photos cannot capture everything, but they do try. [There are] microcosmic amazing moments that always go unseen and escape the camera. Many occurred during Faces of Dudley." More about one such moment in Cedric Douglas' essay from Faces of Dudley, now available on Blurb.
One of our core values at Now and There is to put artists' visions first. So for Boston's ArtWeek we wanted to host a conversation with artist to talk about the definitions of public art and what we can do to support more of it in our communities.
To explore a wide spectrum of social art practices we pulled together artists Cedric Douglas,Megan McMillan, Liz Nofziger and architect Rob Trumbour of Artforming. The event was held at the Boston Center for the Arts on Wednesday, May 6, 2015 from 5:30–7pm and was co-sponsored by NEFA's Fund For the Arts and the Boston Center for the Arts.
In the discussion of place-making and art-in-the-public-realm it often seems like the philosophies and interests of artists are left in the shadows. We think a lot about this at Now and There and wonder: where's the art? and where are artists when public art is planned?
We're pulling together artists Cedric Douglas, Megan McMillan, Liz Nofziger and architect Rob Trumbour ofArtforming to talk about the definitions of public art and what we can do to support more of it in our communities.
We hope you'll join us May 6, 5:30–7pm for Where's the Art? exploring the spectrum of social art practices.