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Public Art Projects Happening in the Area and Beyond

posted Jul 15, 2012, 4:26 PM by League of Reston Artists Webmaster

Arts in Foggy Bottom - The Third Annual Foggy Bottom Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit until October 20. Approximately 13 artists, including Foon Sham and Dalya Luttwak who have exhibited at GRACE in the past, were invited to create works that are installed on private properties in Foggy Bottom. You can read about the project and view the tour map at: http://www.foggybottomassociation.com/arts/

King Storm Art Centre located about one hour north of New York City, in the lower Hudson Valley. It is one of the world's leading sculpture parks and its 500-acre landscape of fields, hills, and woodlands provides the setting for a collection of more than 100 sited sculptures created by some of the most acclaimed artists of the 20th and 21st centuries. Two of the artists featured in the films we presented at CenterStage in collaboration with RCC in 2011-2012, Olafur Eliasson and Andy Goldsworthy, are among the artists featured. Make sure to check their hours if you plan to visit the sculpture park. Learn more at http://www.stormking.org/about/

Artist Zoe Strauss created a photo-based public art project in Philadelphia. The project is inspired by the residents of her local community. You can see the photos and listen to the story at the following web link: http://www.npr.org/blogs/pictureshow/2012/04/28/151527282/taking-photo-exhibits-to-the-streets

Lecture on Arts and Public Policy at the Kennedy Center. The annual event is organized by Americans for the Arts. IPAR is a member of the organization. Alec Baldwin was this year's guest lecturer. He has been an arts advocate for many years. I found his speech about the importance and the impact of the arts in his life quite inspirational. If you have 42:08 minutes, I strongly recommend that you listen to his remarks at http://artsusa.org/events/2012/aad/default.asp