Gerda Govine Ituarte published Oh, Where is My Candle Hat? poetry art book, limited edition, handmade in English and Spanish with original art work and statements by Nikki Giovanni and Kim Dower. Poetry readings are scheduled for February 24, 2013 at Avenue 50 Studio, 131 N. Avenue 50, Highland Park, Los Angeles and March 16, 2013 at Centro Cultural (CECUT) in Tijuana, Mexico. For more information check out the new website www.poetryartbookstation.com or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A sample poem:
Pearls pleased checks mirror
string knots keep intact
oh no breaks bounce
roll across table hits floor scatter
no strings attached.
Learn more about Gerda.
The seven sculptures by San Diego artist Anne Mudge comprising Littoral Drift are variations on a theme. Their delicately woven upper expanses contrast with darkly attenuated stems, where densely wrapped nodes suggestive of a generative principle protrude and trail off into space. The symmetrical geometries of the frameworks are offset by the randomness of hand-woven skins stretched tautly across them. Together, canopy and stem are expressions of light and dark, earth and air, contraction and release, and suggest any number of biological forms, whether aquatic or terrestrial. See photos and larger video at Anne's page.
A (tiny) island at the edge of the Village area of La Mesa was chosen for a public art work celebrating La Mesa's Centennial. The committee wanted something that would relate to the Village thematically, incorporate a historical element, a donor recognition area and a time capsule, plus be art. It's on La Mesa Blvd, which was originally called Lookout Avenue. It may change somewhat before it's finally built. There's an optional seatwall indicated. The bronze snail is a playful historical reference to Helix aspersa, the snail discovered in the area in the 1800's which inspired the naming of nearby Mount Helix. Learn more about Mary Lynn Dominguez or download the proposal (great images!).
Excerpted from foothillsextension.org
With six new stations in five cities coming your way in 2015, we wanted to introduce you to the process by which the Authority selected the artists that will make each station unique. This 15-minute video explains the role of public art in existing Gold Line Stations (from Union Station to Pasadena) as well as provides an overview of the themes and elements of the art that will be integrated into the stations along the Foothill Extension from Pasadena to Azusa. Visit Robin's profile page or watch the video.
Public Address is a group of public artists creating work throughout San Diego County and beyond. You can see what we're up to by checking out our calendar and our San Diego public art map. We advocate for the arts by organizing educational seminars and supporting artists' rights, and by writing public policy documents. Browse our library and supporting links to learn how artists work and think about public art.