February 3, 2023

Public Art Talks: ‘Visionary Voices’ Series Continues


The City of Austin’s Economic Development Department Cultural Arts Division, and Texas Society of Architects continues its “Visionary Voices” series featuring celebrated public artists from across the country.

The free events are 6 p.m. at Texas Society of Architects, 500 Chicon St.

Aug. 14, Thoughtbarn
Austin-based collective Thoughtbarn has created installations for Waller Creek’s “Creek Show” and the big yellow wristbands that mark the cycling trail along Lady Bird Lake. Thoughtbarn’s work has received awards by the American Institute of Architects and Public Art Network, among other national organizations.

Oct. 9, Janet Echelman
The Massachusetts-based artist Janet Echelman, a recipient of the Smithsonian American Ingenuity Award in Visual Arts, honoring “the greatest innovators in America today,” creates enormous undulating lighted sculptures — colorful net-liked structures that are the scale of buildings. Echelman’s been commissioned for a piece at the Austin Bergstrom International Airport.

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