While watching the election returns out of Kentucky this past week, I found myself wondering what the public art looked like over there. Turns out, Frankfort, Kentucky boasts one of the world’s most interesting and kid-friendly open-air sculpture gardens.
Public art you can run around in is the best kind of public art. This week, my daughter explores Whiplash by Patrick Dougherty.
It’s summertime, and therefore, peak public art touring season in the United States. In the current installment of our ongoing series, The 50 States of Public Art, we visit Mankato, Minnesota, which has launched its ninth annual CityArt Walking Sculpture Tour.
After heading south for the winter, we here at Caterpickles Central are cautiously migrating back north for our monthly public art fix. For the first spring installment of our ongoing series, The 50 States of Public Art, we visit Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where an unconventional public art program is being used to give jobs to homeless residents looking for work.
Public art is everywhere, and in some parts of the country you can even still go out and enjoy it. (Sorry, snow-packed Northerners, the public art portion of this blog is headed south for the winter.) This week on Caterpickles, we meet an eleven-year-old boy in Lake Charles, Louisiana who is nearly as excited about his town’s gators as my daughter was about the Dedham Massachusetts bunnies.
Public art is everywhere, and in some parts of the country you can even still go out and enjoy it. This week on Caterpickles, we’re treating ourselves to a sneak peek at the street mural scene in St. Petersburg, Florida.
Located on the southeast Georgia coast between Savannah and Jacksonville, St. Simons Island is a small seaside resort town with year-round residents, hard-packed sandy beaches, miles of bike trails, a rich and complicated history with deep ties to the U.S. Navy, and a unique crop of public art.
It’s election season and that means that I’ve been hearing a lot of press about all the things that are going wrong in Northern California. So it was a pleasant change to see this story in the New York Times yesterday about artist Ned Kahn’s plan to use San Francisco’s public transit system to create an interactive piece of public art.
Having a Picasso in downtown is so 1967. For its next trick, #Chicago is looking to become America’s street art capital.
Public art is everywhere, and this is the season for getting out and viewing it. This week I’ve been reading Michael Crichton’s Dragon Teeth. The book is partially set in 1876 Wyoming — the Wild West at the height of the golden age of fossil hunting. So naturally, I was curious to see what the public art scene looked like in Cheyenne, Wyoming today.