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