Iconic Site (#5) Toronto

Iconic Site (#5) will be installed until the 30th of November, as part of The Bentway’s Fall Art Exhibition If, But, What If?

Positioned atop a hill at The Bentway’s newly opened Strachan Gate, the work reflects equally on the changing nature of the surrounding communities and the ambitions of The Bentway project itself, which has transformed one of Toronto’s most significant landscapes into a new shared public space for the growing city. It is here that we recognize each signature city project is part of a larger continuum of change, remaking a site “iconic” time and time again.

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UEP Phase II - Public Art Plan

This spring, Sans façon was selected to lead the development of the UEP Phase II public art plan for the City of Calgary with our multidisciplinary team; amery Calvelli, Hesse McGraw, Ciara McKeown, Josh Shelton, and Ben Spencer.

Phase II will provide a 10-year plan for the implementation of a diverse range of public art projects, events and experiences commissioned through the Utilities and Environmental Protection department (UEP), which encompasses Environmental & Safety Management, Waste and Recycling Services, and Water Resources and Water Services.

CSO Art Master Plan Presentation and Panel Discussion in Seattle

Thursday evening in Seattle, Sans façon will be presenting the CSO Art Master Plan curatorial framework, ethos, and opportunities for commissioned artists, for the next 15 years of public art for King County Wastewater Treatment Division, with 4Culture. We will also be participating in a panel discussion that will focus on artists' working in the context of water utilities and infrastructure.

Please stop by if you're in the Seattle area, the event will be taking place at:

Art + Water at Oxbow in Georgetown
June 16, 2016, 7:00—9:00 pm
6118 12th Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98108

For more details follow this link.

East Ninth: Lawrence

The City of Lawrence Commissioners has voted to officially receive our proposed plan for the redevelopment of East 9th Street, connecting Massachusetts Street to East Lawrence and the Warehouse Arts District in Lawrence, Kansas.

For a detailed look at the plan please follow this link.

 

Ciara's Public Art presentations

 
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Over the last couple of weeks our lovely project manager Ciara McKeown was taking part in two events.

At the Esker gallery talking about public art for their Crash Course in Contemporary Art! Keep an eye out for registration for this free 8 month course on their website in the Fall.

She was also a panelist, speaking on a City of Calgary Public Art 101 panel, investigating the role of the public in public art at the Nickle Gallery in Calgary.

 

Artist talk in Laramie, WY

The Laramie University Art Museum in collaboration with the Art Department and the Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources, invited Sans façon to do a public lecture and site visit at the University of Wyoming. Delighted to be asked, we made our way down to Laramie, WY, where we had some really interesting discussions about the value of art in public places and interdisciplinary collaborations.

The Future of Water

We’re just back from Topeka, Kansas where we took part in The Governor’s Water Conference.
The room full of legislators, water managers and scientists convened to discuss the Kansas
Water Vision. Our small contribution was to share a bit about the implementation of the City of
Calgary’s WATERSHED+ public art program.

http://www.kwo.org/