The University of Wyoming Art Museum and the Wyoming Arts Council are taking up the matter of public art placemaking, hosting “Public Art and Community: Inspiration and Reflection.” The conference takes place April 2-4.
The focus is public art and its role in shaping community–in this case, participants will discuss public art’s role in civic matters and it’s place on campus. All are invited to attend. Those working in arts-related fields are especially encouraged, and we assume public planning and government officials on all levels would be welcomed. Public art planning does not happen in a vacuum; it takes a special effort by artists willing to engage in public process.
Participants may opt to attend one day of meetings or the entire conference. Presenters will speak on topics such as “Sculpture: A Wyoming Invitational,” Wyoming public arts programs, public policy and other related subjects.
Discounts are available for early registration–which ends Sunday, March 15. For tickets and more information, log onto the University of Wyoming Art Museum’s website, or phone the Wyoming Arts Council at 307-777-7742.