Living with Public Art
DateSep 21, 2023
Event Starts6:00 PM
VenueDenver Arts & Venues
- Sep 21, 2023 6:00 PM
Thursday, September 21
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
293 Roslyn Street
6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Meet and Greet (beer, wine, snacks)
7:00 p.m. Conversation
The Lowry Foundation Speaker Series presents a conversation between two experts in the public art field, Michael Chavez, Manager of the Public Art Program and Collection for the City and County of Denver, and public artist Patrick Marold.
Come to this lively Speaker Series event to learn more about how and why we care for these community assets. Hear from two of Colorado’s foremost leaders in the public art industry. Yes, public art is an industry in Colorado! Denver alone has 400 public artworks, and it is estimated that Colorado has 25 municipal public art programs with upwards of 2,500 public artworks in the community.
ABOUT THE SPEAKERS
Michael Chavez has been with Denver’s Arts & Venues for over 10 years. The one-percent for Public Art Program was established in 1988 and consists of more than 400 public artworks in its collection, with more than $40 million invested in public art. It is a robust program with 30 active projects.
The artist who created the Sun Silo sculpture in Lowry's Boulevard One Community Park, Patrick Marold, has been working to bind the physical environment with our sense of orientation for over two decades. Since earning a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1997, his artistic development has maintained an intimate connection to the landscape. Refinement of his practice has been pursued in various locations in America and abroad, including opportunities like that of his early Fulbright Fellowship in Iceland, where he began to more fully direct his energies to creating works that utilize spatial dynamics to generate an enhanced awareness of light and movement. In 2007, Marold received international attention for The Windmill Project, a temporary landscape installation in Vail, Colorado. He is the artist who created the 7-acre installation Shadow Array at Denver’s International Airport.
ABOUT THE PUBLIC ART IN LOWRY
Did you know Lowry has nearly 25 public artworks dotting the parks, medians, and walls? The Lowry Foundation owns and is charged with taking care of most of the art in Lowry, and it is a challenging task. Come to this Speaker Series event to hear more about how and why we care for these community assets. Hear from two of Colorado’s foremost leaders in the public art industry. Yes, public art is an industry in Colorado! Denver alone has nearly 500 public artworks, and it is estimated that Colorado has 25 municipal public art programs with upwards of 2,500 public artworks in the community.
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