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February 24, 2020
Home Architecture & Design New series spotlights artists who create work for the public realm

New series spotlights artists who create work for the public realm

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The Texas Society of Architects and the city of Austin’s Art in Public Places program are pairing up to co-host a series of free quarterly lectures spotlighting artists and architects who create work for the public realm.

The artists featured all have AIPP-commissioned projects in the works for Austin.

The free events are held at the Texas Society of Architects, 500 Chicon Street. Talks start at 6 p.m.

Jan. 30: New American Public Art Members of the Massachusetts-based collective will discuss their interactive sculpture, “Kemplen’s Owls,”  for Austin’s Green Water Treatment Plant Re-Development site within the Seaholm district.

April 10: Beili Liu. The Austin-based artist’s 2013 “Thirst” project — a tree that seemingly hovered in Lady Bird Lake — garnered considerable attention and expanded Austin’s notion of public art to wider realm.

Aug 14: Thoughtbarn. The design savvy of this Austin-based collective cleverly amplified a North Austin community garden. They’ve also delivered for super popular annual “Creek Show” event of light-based installations along Waller Creek.

Oct. 9 Janet Echelman. Known for enormous, undulating aerial net sculptures, Echelman is currently fabricating a 300-foot long sculpture inspired by Austin’s own Mexican Free-tailed bat colony.

More info on the series at austincreates.com