San Pedro Creek Culture Park

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San Antonio, Texas
2016

Client: San Antonio River Authority (SARA)

When SARA and Bexar County sought to improve storm water management for San Pedro Creek, they chose to develop a new public amenity rather than hide this important infrastructure project. Ricardo Barreto, Jennifer McGregor, and I collaborated on the public art strategy for San Pedro Creek Culture Park.

The plan calls for a limited number of permanent installations and an ongoing series of temporary public art installations and performances. Through our process, the San Pedro Creek Culture Alliance, a group of local and regional community members and artists, was formed to collaborate with SARA and keep this park authentically San Antonio.

Carrie Brown is the first SARA curator to lead the program. Watch the progress of this new public art program here.

City of Charleston Public Art Plan

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Jim Gwinner of McKay Lodge inspecting Lincoln Walks at Night on the state capitol grounds.  The glamorous work of public art conservation!

Charleston, West Virginia
2012

Client: City of Charleston

City of Charleston received an Our Town grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to complete a series of ambitious public art activities: develop a collections management system, complete a conservation assessment of the community's public art collection, create a public art plan, and print a guidebook. I worked with a fantastic, local working group and McKay Lodge Conservation Laboratory, Inc. to make it happen.  

Rose F. Kennedy Greenway Public Art Strategy

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One of the first projects to be implemented through our strategy was this 2012 mural by Os Gemeos.  The bold work had a very positive impact, raising the bar for public art in Boston.  Read more in the Boston Globe.

In 2013, the site changed to host Remanence: Salt and Light (Part II) by Mathew Ritchie. This site, and the great work of the Greenway, made me fall in love with temporary murals.

Boston, Massachusetts
2012

Client: Rose F. Kennedy Greenway Conservancy

Jennifer McGregor and I collaborated on a public art strategy for Boston's new Greenway, the park that replaces the elevated highway that divided the waterfront from the city.  The five-year strategy focuses on temporary projects rather than permanent works, enabling the art experience in the park to remain contemporary and visible. 

The Conservancy is moving ahead with implementation under the leadership of public art curator Lucas Cowan.  Check out their website for more information and artist opportunities.  You can also read a copy of the executive summary for Connective Innovative Celebratory.