Next week, public art will be all over OPB television. Perhaps you’ve seen one of the early screenings of the Oregon Art Beat special Everybody’s Art, exploring the statewide gallery of publicly funded art from sculptures to murals. Even if you haven’t, you’ve probably encountered public art in your community. What purpose does it serve? Do you think it’s a good use of public funds? What distinguishes public art from creative vandalism?
- Nanda D’Agostino: Installation and landscape artist who has done many publicly funded works of art.
- Charlie Alan Kraft: Visual artist who is currently working on a mural that has not been sanctioned by the Regional Arts and Culture Council
- Tracy Reeve: Senior Deputy City Attorney for Portland
- Shelley Curtiss: Bronze artist and former mayor of Joseph