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The riverbanks of Cumberland River in Nashville will be getting some new artwork along with the park in 2015. Seattle-based artists Laura Haddad and Tom Duggan are in design development of an artwork that will reflect the shape of the river. Forty-five feet high, artwork will be made of stainless steele and at night will be illumniated by multi-colored LED lights.
The Right Brain Initiative is releasing new data that demonstrate the impact of rich classroom arts-integrated instruction on student test scores.
Commissioned by art produces Situation, German artist Michael Sailstorfer buried 30 gold bars stamped with "Made in London" at Folkestone Beach.
Artist Elizabeth Egbert, recently director of the Staten Island Museum, passed away on Saturday at the age of 69. She had worked around the country as a public artist with pieces in Mesa, Arizona and shown at the Socrates Sculpture Park in New York City. She was an artist, sculptor, and community activist. She was also an educator and taught at Hunter College and the College of the Arts in Philadelphia.
The Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs launched the app "MI Amazing Art Tour" in July, with 209 artworks currently and plans to grow.
Public Art Network Council member Constance White will be the next Vice President of Public Art at the Arts & Science Council of Charlotte-Mecklenburg.
After 16 arrests throughout his career, street artist Shepard Fairey is completing the first of three murals as a commission through the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program.
From August to September of this year, the Boston Arts Commission has commissioned eight temproary artworks to be installed at variouis intervals in the Roxbury neighborhodd of Boston. Artists range from high school students to emerging college studnets and locally-based artists. The artworks reference the history of Boston and the future of the city.
Civic leaders in Elko County, Nevada are supporting the arts by commissioning a new public artwork. The editorial news column from staff of the Elko Daily Free Press encourages the growth of public art in the Elko County. In the editorial, public art is stated as a value to the community citing recent projects by the Neveda Department of Transprotation and a 9/11 memorial.
In Lafayette, Indiana public art is springing up in the West. Local artists Alexandria Monik and Aaron Bumgarner will be creating art that responds to their surroundings in the West Lafayette neighborhood. Monik takes on refurbishing a dilpated and closed bar by creating storyboard paintings on the shuttered windows and doors of the building.