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Demystifying Public Art Symposium

Demystifying Public Art Symposium

Public art—art outside traditional galleries or museums—is present everywhere, but many artists have limited knowledge of the various factors involved in participating in public art projects. On February 16–17, 2019, the UMGC Arts Program hosted a two-day symposium that brought together artists and other art professionals active in the public art field to discuss factors involved in participating in public art projects. The symposium was sponsored by the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC)/Prince George's County Department of Parks and Recreation/Arts and Cultural Heritage Division; Prince George’s Arts and Humanities Council (PGAHC); and UMGC.

Day 1: Saturday, February 16, 2019

Sponsors of Public Art
Panelists: Jennifer Gibson, Director, Art in Architecture Program, U.S. General Services Administration; Sandra Bellamy, Management Analyst, District of Columbia Government; Zolna Russell, Art in Transit Manager, Purple Line Transit Constructors; Rhonda Dallas, Executive Director, PGAHC
Moderator: Alec Simpson, Countywide Arts Coordinator, Public and Visual Art, M-NCPPC

Access and Entry Points—My Introduction to Public Art: Testimonials of Various Artists
Panelists: Ronald Beverly, Artist/Instructor; Mary Ann Mears, Sculptor; Valerie Theberge, Artist
Moderator: Rhonda Dallas

What Every Public Artist Needs to Know
Presenter: Todd W. Bressi, Public Art/Placemaking/City Design
Moderator: Eric Key, UMGC Arts Program Director

Public Art Resources
Presenter: Patricia Walsh, Public Art and Civic Design Program Manager, Americans for the Arts Public Art Network
Moderator: Alec Simpson

Public Art as the Art of Collaboration
Panelists: Martha Jackson Jarvis, Director, Jackson Jarvis Studio; Njena Jarvis, Design Assistant, Jackson Jarvis Studio; Alan Binstock, Sculptor/Architect
Moderator: Rhonda Dallas

Challenges of the Public Artist
Video will be added when it becomes available.

Day 2: Sunday, February 17, 2019

Videos will be added as they become available.