21st International Sculpture Conference. Grand Rapids (USA). October 2 - 4, 2008

The 21st International Sculpture Conference, Sculpture in Public: Part 2, Public Art will held in Grand Rapids, Michigan - October 2 ? 4, 2008

Building on the 2007 conference, Sculpture in Public: Part 2, Public Art will broaden the discussion to matters which relate to Public Art in general.

Making Sculpture City: the Place of Public Art in Civic Life
Moderator: Jennifer Geigel Mikulay - Assistant Professor/Public Scholar of Visual Culture at Herron School of Art & Design, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)
Panelists: Jay Fowler - Executive Director, City of Grand Rapids Downtown Development Authority
Mary Ann Keeler - Vice President, Michigan Special Commission on Art in State Buildings; Commission on Art in Public Places; Consultant for NEA
Nancy Mulnix Tweddale - Arts Advocate and Community Volunteer
Paul Wittenbraker - Associate Professor of Foundations and founder of Civic Studio at Grand Valley State University (GVSU)

A New Eden: Botanical Gardens as Venue for Temporary Sculpture Exhibitions
Moderator: Joseph Becherer - Director/Curator, Sculpture Program, Frederik Gardens and Sculpture Park
Panelists: Cathleen Cooke - Director of Exhibitions, Atlanta Botanical Gardens
Patrick Dougherty - Artist
Anita Feldman ? Curator, Henry Moore Foundation

Art and Design: Project Objectives that Redefine Art(ist)
Moderator: Janet Kagan - Principal, Percent for Art Collaborative
Panelists: Kofi Boone - Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture at NC State University
Susan Harrison - Program Manager, Art in Architecture Program, GSA
Jack Mackie - Artist, Downtown Phoenix Urban Form Project

Across International Time Zones: Global Efforts in Public Art
Moderator: Tom Moran ? Director of Arts Inclusion/Artist Services, NJ State Council on the Arts
Panelists: Herve Bechy - Director, art-public.com
Rosina Santina Castellon - M.S.W., M.F.A.- Adjunct Professor, Escuela de Artes P lásticas de Puerto Rico
Larry Kirkland - Artist

Lessons on Public Art
Moderator: Roberley Bell - Professor, College of Imaging Arts and Sciences, Rochester, Institute of Technology,
Panelists: Christina Lanzl - Project Manager, Urban Arts Institute at Massachusetts College of Art and Design
Foon Sham - Professor, Department of Art, University of Maryland
John Young - Chair, Sculpture and Public Art Program, University of Washington

Shared Responsibility in the Lives of Artworks in the Public Realm
Moderator: Shelley Smith - Art Conservator, Judd Foundation
Panelists: Michele Cohen - Program Director, Public Art for Public Schools, NYC Department of Education/NYC School Construction Authority
Tin Ly - Conservation Manager, Public Art and Design Program, Broward Cultural Division
Barry Tinsley ? Artist

Framing Public Art History - Developing a Critical Language
Moderator: Harriet Senie - Director of Museum Studies and Professor of Art History, City College, CUNY
Panelists: Sarah Schrank - Professor, Cal State University
Erika Doss - Professor, University of Notre Dame
Cher Knight - Professor, Emerson College

Context: Place in Sculpture Making
Moderator: Helen Lessick ? Public artist; public art consultant, former manager for Washington State Arts Commission; public art collection manager for Seattle and Los Angeles; facilitator for temporary art projects in New York and Portland.
Panelists: Todd Bressi - Urban Designer, Urban Design, Place Planning, Public Art
Norie Sato - Artist
Dennis Montagna - Program Director, Monument Research & Preservation, National Park Service

Brave and Bold: A Critical Review
Moderator: Jennifer McGregor - Director of Arts & Senior Curator, Wave Hill
Panelists: Collette Chattopadhyay ? Critic, Los Angeles
Eleanor Heartney - Critic, Art in America
Joel Henning - Critic, Wall Street Journal