City Finds Public Artist for Plaza Art Installation
The City of Greenville's Senior Economic Development Project Manager, Tracy Ramseur, realized that there was a need to update a plaza at the busy intersection of Main and Augusta Streets. This plaza not only was a place for relaxation and outdoor dining, but it also served as a gateway between Main Street’s shopping and Falls Park, the city's crown jewel.
From Urban Media Gestures to Spatial Micro-Meditations: Brian W. Brush Creates Geometric Designs of Light, Color, and Form
"I regard light as a material," says artist and lighting designer Brian W. Brush’s whose scintillating architectural installations harness refractive and reflective materials to impart a sense of movement and complexity inspired by parametric design. Whether constructed from anodized aluminum, fiber optic cables, polycarbonate, or a data-driven LED lights, each takes flight from a similar concept. At their foundation is a single, autonomous component that, when duplicated hundreds or thousands of times, produces a complex and dynamic organism all its own. They also begin with a similar goal: to engage individual viewers in a shared experience, whether that be to learn something new, identify with a local landmark, or even interact with the responsive qualities of a piece itself.
Crafting Light: Custom Lighting Design by Adam Jackson Pollock and Fire Farm
“I started recognizing light as a medium in and of itself,” recalls artist Adam Jackson Pollock, whose career in custom lighting design grew out of his early years in photography and stage lighting. Fascinated with the ways light can alter or even create an environment, he says “I realized you could use it to paint emotion and experience into space.” Pursuing the notion that lighting designs can fulfill additional environmental needs, Pollock’s recent projects take responsive design to new levels.
Webinar: How to Commission Art in Your Healthcare Environment
In this webinar CODAworx RFP Specialist Stefanie O'Keefe discusses how to determine your art requirements, finding the right artist, managing RFPs for artwork, and using digital tools to streamline the commission workflow process in healthcare environments. This presentation is from The Center for Health Design Icons & Innovators webinar series.
Wimberley Glassworks’ Custom Blown Glass Installations Complement Space and Place
When asked what drew him to creating large-scale blown glass lighting designs, Canadian-born glass-blower Tim deJong recalls a wintery visit to Niagara Falls many years ago. As evening fell, the frozen mist that covered the light posts began to refract into myriad colors. "The light shining on those water crystals was coming up fiber optically,” deJong remembers. “That’s when I knew I wanted to work with glass. It’s the closest thing to ice and it lasts forever.”
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: CODAworx Introduces General Liability Insurance Program for Commission Artists
CODAworx, the hub of the commissioned art economy, today announced a new General Liability Insurance Program for artists. The first of its kind and created specifically for commission artists, it covers certain liability claims that arise out of the installation of commissioned artwork on-site.
Telling Stories: Gordon Huether’s Large-Scale Installations Tackle Time, Space and Identity
If you are fortunate enough to find yourself stuck in traffic with Gordon Huether, your very perception of time and space may just be altered. “Everyone has sat in bumper-to-bumper traffic,” the sculptor says by way of explaining his fascination with nature’s effect on man-made objects. “Maybe at some point you’re behind a beat-up old truck. And maybe it has stains and rust patterns on it.” Or take for example the weeds pushing up a poured sidewalk, he continues, or bird droppings splattered along an exterior wall. “Humanity is so preoccupied with making things, manipulating things,” he says. “But nature has a way of taking things back.”
Collaborating with Nature & Science: The Eco-Art of Stacy Levy
“I think art can play a much bigger role in solving environmental issues,” says Stacy Levy, whose eco-art harnesses the natural forces of rainwater, plant roots, and microbes to help tell the “ecological story” of a site and create solutions for storm-water and water pollution issues.
Streamlining the Public Art Process
Streamlining The Public Art Process. The Division Manager of Cultural Arts for the City of Kettering, Ohio commissions a site-specific public artwork using the CODAworx RFP Toolkit.
Public Art Commission Finds Artists to Integrate Art
Public Art Commission Finds Artists to Integrate Art. Public Art Coordinator Roberta Bloom gets the word out about a major public art commission for Aurora, Colorado using the CODAworx RFP Toolkit.