#1. The Power of Art in Public Places

November 4, 2015 @ 2:00 pm – 3:15 pm America/Denver Timezone
La Fonda Hotel
100 East San Francisco Street
Santa Fe, NM 87501

What is public art? Is it simply art located in a public space? Or can public art serve a deeper purpose to enliven and engage the communities in which it is located? Three New Mexico based artists working in the public art realm with an enlightened view of what public art can be will discuss their projects and outline the ways in which they engage community in their processes. Hear about the expectations they had going into their projects, and how the outcomes did or did not meet those expectations. We’ll discuss as a group the potential for public art to affect individuals and communities on a deeper level, and talk about how to work in such powerful territory while being careful to hold space for the community members themselves throughout out the lifecycle of a project.


Christy Hengst, Artist

Vince Kadlubek, CEO and Co-Founder, Meow Wolf