Visionary Voices, a new speaker series featuring celebrated public artists from across the country. The series aims to encourage thoughtful consideration of the role of public art and its relationship to public spaces, examining the often blurred line between art and architecture. The lectures will also highlight the participating artists’ bodies of work and will offer a sneak peek of commissions they are executing for the City.
New American Public Artist of Somerville, MA will launch the series with a discussion of Kempelen’s Owls, their upcoming sculpture for Austin’s Green Water Treatment Plant Re-Development site within the Seaholm Eco-district. (see image above.) The group will also discuss their experience working in the interactive art field with an open source philosophy for creating.
Visionary Voices is presented by the City of Austin Economic Development department and TxA.