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'Inspiring public art' presentations begin tonight at the JACC

Posted: November 29, 2012 - 12:05am

The Juneau Arts and Humanities Council will offer a series of three presentations entitled “Inspiring Public Art” to encourage discussion and contemplation of public art projects.

The first presentation will be tonight, Nov. 29, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Juneau Arts & Culture Center. The arts council will host a viewing of the pieces selected as the best public art of 2008 by the Americans for the Arts Public Art Network (PAN). Following the presentation, there will be time for discussion, and dessert and coffee will be served.

Subsequent presentations will be on the last Thursdays of January and March, Jan. 31 and March 28, also from 7 to 8:30 p.m. January’s presentation will feature public art selections from 2010, and March’s will showcase work from 2012.

Nancy DeCherney, executive director for the arts council, said in a release that she was floored the first time she attended a PAN conference, and she hopes community members -- artists, designers and other beauty-lovers -- will come and be similarly inspired.

“The possibilities, the different and creative ways in which communities have addressed environmental issues, safety issues, and community development issues through practical design choices are stunning,” she said.

The event is free and open to the public.

For more information, visit jahc.org

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