Play in Public Art, a panel discussion
After decades of bronze memorials, whimsical public art is reinvigorating Boston’s public spaces this summer. From Höweler + Yoon Architecture’s iconic Swing Time at the Lawn on D, to Janet Echelman’s ethereal sculpture on the Greenway, to Figment’s upcoming Giant Typewriter, Boston’s public art projects are generating national excitement and doing it with a playful tone. After decades of bronze memorials, whimsical public art is reinvigorating Boston’s public spaces!
Join Now and There with co-sponsors BSA Space and the D Street ArtLab, on July 9, 6–7pm for Play in Public Art a lively discussion with the artists, architects and citizens who are making public art happen in Boston. We’ll explore the role of play in three current public art topics – spectacle, site, and architecture – in a fast-paced, round robin discussion followed by Q&A.
• Ian Deleón – interdisciplinary artist
• Chris Frost – educator and exhibiting ArtLAB artist
• Kate Gilbert – D Street ArtLAB curator and Now and There director
• Kelly Goff – educator and exhibiting ArtLAB artist
• Mary Hale – educator and architect at Shepley Bulfinch
• Robert Lobe – exhibiting ArtLAB artist
• Amanda Parer – exhibiting ArtLAB artist
• Alice Vogler – artist, curator for Time, Body, Space, Objects (part of the Isles Arts Initiative) and Arts Program Manager at Boston Children’s Museum.
Moderator: Chris Wangro, Lawn on D Impressario and Artistic Director.