Category Archives: PUBLIC ART

What’s Happening in Public Art Academy?

What’s Happening in Public Art Academy? by Karen Bubb Take a paper cup, some scissors, tape, and a couple of toothpicks. In five minutes transform that cup into a stylish model chair. This is a warm-up activity the sixteen public … Continue reading

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The Life of a Public Art Project

The Life of a Public Art Project By Karen Bubb, Public Arts Manager How do Boise City public art projects come to be? It may seem to some as if an artwork just appears in a public location with little … Continue reading

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For the Love of Boise: Traffic Box Art Wraps

  For the Love of Boise: Traffic Box Art Wraps by Karen Bubb, Public Arts Manager In his book For the Love of Cities: The love affair between people and their places, Peter Kageyama asks how citizens can become more … Continue reading

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Public Art Academy

Public Art Academy by Karen Bubb, Public Arts Manager Public art opportunities can easily intimidate even the most self-assured artists, especially  those who have never applied before. The competitive application process, developing a proposal for a specific site, and contractual issues … Continue reading

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Public Artwork at BOI

Public Artwork at BOI by Karen Bubb Thanksgiving kicked off the heavy holiday travel season at Boise Airport. If you’re one of those traveling through BOI this month, take time to look at the art throughout the building. The work … Continue reading

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What is culture?

What is culture?  By Karen Bubb, Public Art Manager What is culture? Where do you find culture in Boise? What Boise-based cultural experiences work? What Boise-based cultural experiences are not working? What cultural experiences would you like to see? These … Continue reading

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INTERSECTION: Archives as Artistic Inspiration

INTERSECTION: Archives as Artistic Inspiration By Amy Fackler, Cultural Programs Manager Every now and again, you chance upon something that connects the dots and solidifies a nebulous vision that has remained murky or difficult to articulate. Such a thing happened … Continue reading

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An International “Little Free Public Library”

An International “Little Free Public Library” by Karen Bubb, Public Art Manager Boise City Department of Arts & History (A&H) sponsors an eight- week “Public Art Academy” each year to train local artists how to compete better in the public … Continue reading

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Americans for the Arts Public Art Network Council

Americans for the Arts Public Art Network Council by Karen Bubb, Public Art Manager The Public Art Network (PAN) is the only national professional network dedicated to advancing public art. As part of the Americans for the Arts, headquartered in … Continue reading

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River Sculpture Renovation

River Sculpture Renovation By Karen Bubb, Public Art Manager The River Sculpture was installed sixteen years ago. In 1998, public art was a fairly new program in the City of Trees. Keepsies, Great Blues, and the Miner around the Grove; Alley History … Continue reading

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