Workshop helps with public art proposals



    The city of Ashland Public Arts Commission will present Going Public: Creating Art for Public
    Spaces, a one-day workshop to assist working artists develop strategies to successfully compete
    for public art projects at the state and national level.

    Keynoter Horatio Law, a multimedia installation artist, community residency and public artist,
    will address “Public Art and Community Engagement.” The workshop program will feature
    moderated panel discussions with nationally-recognized public artists, fabricators and installers
    sharing strategies for responding successfully to an “request for qualifications” (RFQ), organizing effective
    fabrication/installation teams, constructing project budgets, approaches to generating site-
    specific ideas and other issues.

    Vendor and materials suppliers exhibit area will be open following the workshop.

    The workshop, co-sponsored by the Oregon Arts Commission and the Oregon Center for the
    Arts Creative Industries at Southern Oregon University, will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 21,in Meese Auditorium in the Art Building at the SOU Center for the Visual Arts, 555 Indiana Street, Ashland.

    There is a workshop fee of $25 (free admission for students). Advanced online registration at oca.sou.edu/box-office is required. Registration closes Tuesday, April 17.

    Breakfast pastries, coffee and lunch are included.

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