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WE Convene – Public Art and Placemaking
February 24, 2022 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
We Convene: Public Art and Placemaking
Co- Hosted with Forward Pinellas
Featured Keynote Speaker : Renee Piechocki
Thursday, February 24, 2022 | 8am -10am
Location: Creative Pinellas , 12211 Walsingham Rd Largo, Florida
Renee Piechocki is passionate about developing projects and initiatives to engage artists and communities in the public realm. She is an artist, public art consultant, and arts advocate. She founded Pittsburgh’s Office of Public Art in 2005 and served as director until 2017. She grew OPA to a team of five people to provide technical assistance and educational programs in a thirteen-county region. Under her leadership, OPA produced more than 50 works of permanent and temporary public art and developed…… Read More
WE Convene : Together, For The Arts
Creative Pinellas is partnering with the Pinellas Community Foundation to hold a series of six public meetings on key topics of importance to the arts community. Starting in February and continuing through the summer, the series will end with a community town hall in September to collectively share what has been discovered and to set the stage for next steps.
- February 24: Public art and Placemaking
- March 24: Performing arts
- April 28: Accessibility and equity
- May 12: Arts and tourism
- June 23: Economic needs/wellbeing and sustainability for artists
- July 21: Arts and Education/Community outreach Connecting with and supporting youth
Each meeting will be from 8am -10am and will start with arrival/ networking for the first 30 minutes, followed by the introduction to some Pinellas County success stories that are working in the landscape of the specific meeting topic.
A keynote speaker will kick off the working session with an inspirational/aspirational presentation, followed by breakout discussions to understand key issues or needs, raise ideas and solutions to address those needs. The meeting will close with a call for participants interested in working on the topic to bring their findings together to be featured in a Town Art style meeting in September.
COVID Policy: This is currently planned as an in- person event.
All CDC recommendations for events will be followed at the time the event takes place. In the event this is shifted to a virtual event, all ticket holders will be notified in advance.
WE Convene – Public Art and Placemaking Session
Take a listen to the first WE Convene session from February 24th at the Auditorium at Creative Pinellas. … Read More
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Featured Image: Zulu Painter (Carlos Culbertson)