Founding director and longtime leader of the Pittsburgh Office of Public Art, Renee Piechocki helped create a city full of vibrant and imaginative, exciting and interactive public art.
Renee talks about the need for temporary public art installations, where artists can make bold and more experimental work that serves a range of changing audiences. She details projects that break new ground – and ways that artists can help neighborhoods find creative ways to tackle community needs.
Take a listen to this conversation full of energy and wonderful ideas, and get inspired by new, exciting possibilities for public art.
Find out more about Renee Piechocki’s work at reneepiechocki.com.
Trappings: What Do Women Wear That Makes You Feel Powerful? and Taking Stock: What Do Men Do That Makes You Feel Valuable? – twogirlsworking.com
Explore Vibrant Public Art. . .
at Market Square Public Art – marketsquarepublicart.com/info
and the comprehensive catalog of Pittsburgh Art Places – http://pittsburghartplaces.org
Conflict Kitchen – conflictkitchen.org
Fraley’s Robot Repair installation – tobyfraley.com/robot-repair
Ann Tarantino, the artist who created the Blue Line from Millvale to the river – anntarantino.com/statement-bio
John Peña, creating changing sculptures drawn from the words of neighborhood residents – johnpena.net
4Culture – 4culture.org/public-art/
The Regional Arts and Culture Council of Portland – racc.org
Dialogues in Public Art by Tom Finkelpearl
What We Made: Conversations on Art and Social Cooperation by Tom Finkelpearl