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Public art represents voice, spirit, culture of communities (Editorial)

Public art brings momentum and vitality to a community.

From murals on buildings to seasonal ice sculptures, from to war memorials to displays of art in parks and other open spaces, public art can help define a community as one which cares not only about its citizenry but also the visitors who come and go.

Think about the Dr. Seuss National Memorial Sculpture Garden at the Quadrangle and what it means to the countless visitors young and old alike who admire the artwork, but who also play among its pieces and think about the value of reading and literacy.

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In New York and More, Public Art Is Taking on Thorny Social Issues

“The return of culture and the return of people to embrace that culture is ultimately what’s going to carry our city out of Covid,” Mr. Speyer said. “Our responsibility to enhance the public art program is greater than ever, just as it was during the Great Depression.”

Penny Balkin Bach, executive director and chief curator of the Association for Public Art, a nonprofit that commissions and promotes public art in Philadelphia, said viewership likely rose during the pandemic, as it was often the only means for people to safely engage with artworks. “Public art organizers all over the country

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Education Commissioner Visits Shelby County Public Faculties

Last year the National Commission on Teaching and America’s Future issued a blueprint for a comprehensive set of policies to make sure a “caring, competent, and certified teacher for every youngster,” in addition to faculties organized to support scholar success. Twelve states are actually working immediately with the commission on this agenda, and others are set to join this year. Several pending bills to overhaul the federal Higher Education Act would ensure that highly certified lecturers are recruited and prepared for college kids in all colleges. Federal policymakers can develop incentives, as they have in medication Science, to ensure … Read More

Use this app for a virtual public art tour

Get to know the stories behind 11 Scottsdale public artworks as you take your own guided tour with a new augmented reality app.

Through the mobile app Hoverlay, viewers can hold their phone up to a participating artwork and watch animated video of artists and dignitaries share the behind the scenes story of each piece.

The feature was first introduced during Scottsdale Public Art’s Canal Convergence in November.

“With these new AR features, people can find out more about the artworks than they would get from a simple plaque,” Wendy Raisanen, curator of collections for Scottsdale Public Art, said in

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