Story posted October 11, 2012
Public Artist, and Bowdoin artist in residence Anna Schuleit will speak at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, February 27, 2008, in the Visual Arts Center, Beam Classroom.
Her lecture, titled "Local Histories, Public Art, and the Creative Process," will explore four large-scale public art projects in the context of their specific sites and communities, followed by a discussion of the practice of public art in general.
Jerry Beck from Boston's Revolving Museum notes that "Anna is an activist, historian, and minimalist, and foremost, she is the rare combination of artist as healer...Her gift is the future of public art, an art that nourishes, unites and heals us all."
Schuleit's work revolves around the social and architectural history of public sites and institutions. She studied painting at the Rhode Island School of Design, creative writing at Dartmouth College, and recently served as a public art consultant at "Arts for Transit" of the MTA in New York.
In 2006, she received a Radcliffe Fellowship and was named a MacArthur Fellow. In 2007 she completed two public works: "Intertidal," a project for an uninhabited island in Boston Harbor, and "Landlines," a public art project with 100 phones on 450 wooded acres at the MacDowell Colony in Peterborough, N.H.
Her work can be seen on her Web site www.anna-schuleit.com.
Schuleit's lecture is open to the public and admission is free. For more information call (207) 725-3697.
This lecture is presented by the series Art and Social Change; and Visual Culture in the 21st Century, a yearlong program exploring the vitality and importance of the visual arts.