Orange County Arts Council and Gritworks Present Artists Conversation with Industry

The Future of Public Art, Featuring:

  • Cekis, Renowned Graffiti Artist
  • Jamie Perrow, Urban Art Projects
  • Aliza Schiff, VIA Partnership
  • Patricia Walsh, Americans for the Arts
  • Facilitated by Martin Dominguez Ball

August 7, 2020, 4:00-5:30 pm

Virtual Meeting Via Zoom

Free for OCAC Members, $10 Registration Fee for Nonmembers

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Join Orange County Arts Council on August 7, 2020 at 4:00-5:30 pm as we invite Cekis, renowned graffiti artists Jamie Perrow, co-founder of Urban Art Projects; Aliza Schiff of VIA Partnership; and Patricia Walsh, Public Art and Civic Design Senior Program Manager for Americans for the Arts to share their professional experience and insights regarding the future of public art. This panel discussion will be facilitated by Martin Dominguez Ball and will explore such topics as how has the role of public art shifted, what might the future hold for public art, how has the industry adapted to current times, what advice do the panelists have for artists to pursue public art and how can the community support public art. 

With so much uncertainty in the arts world today, this timely conversation will touch on many significant topics surrounding public art including how public art has been affected through the current economic, cultural and social climate as well as how the industry is finding solutions through the challenges of Covid19. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions through the group chat box available on Zoom.

Panelists for this Artist Conversation in Industry have many years combined experience in public art and its presentation. Cekis is a visual artist whose career began in his native Santiago, Chile. He moved to New York City in 2004, and his studio work and large scale public murals maintain a visual evidence of his Latin American and Graffiti roots. Cekis has participated in numerous public mural projects locally, throughout the United States, and internationally. In 2013, Complex Media included him in the 50 Most Influential Street Artists of All Time. Patricia Walsh joined Americans for the Arts in 2014 where she works to empower public art administrators, artists, placemakers, and other professionals in the design, planning, transportation, and land use fields to implement public art projects and practices into the built environment by supporting best practices, case studies, resource development, and peer-to-peer networking. Aliza Schiff joined Via Partnership as an Associate in 2009, contributing to public art strategies and master plans, as well as artist selection and commission management projects. Her chief contributions to Via’s projects include conducting research to inform master plans, writing and editing, and assisting with community involvement aspects of public art projects and master plans. Jamie Perrow is the Principal of Art + Design at UAP and  has worked on a vast array of projects, collaborating with local and international artists, architects and designers. He oversees the creative direction of some of UAP’s most significant global projects as well as contributing to the management of UAP’s brand and marketing identity.

This program is presented in partnership with Grit Works of Newburgh, NY. Registration is required to join this informative Zoom panel. An email with login instructions will be emailed upon registration.

Registration is free for members and $10 registration fee for nonmembers.