Public Art Network Year in Review 2009


In June, Americans for the Arts presented their annual review, The Public Art Network Year in Review 2009 (from Arts Watch). Janet Echelman and Mildred Howard were the curators. 304 projects were reviewed from 2008 with 40 winning finalists. It is wonderful that two projects from the Twin Cities Metropolitan area were among the top 40 public art projects. The St. Cloud Library Project entitled “Natural Rhythm”,

by Chicago artist Lucy Slivinski and Minneapolis artist Nancy Ann Coyne’s“Speaking of Home”. Forecast Public was the public art project consultant for the Library project and consultant/co-funder of the “Speaking of Home” project. For the serious public art patron a CD of the projects can be acquired from the Americans for the Arts bookstore.