Container Park's "Immersion Dome" on Halloween night.
Out from under the planning and prep for a midway, PtD can get back to finding random links about street art, murals, and public art. Have some:
With all the public art poppin' up, Las Vegas Weekly's Mike Prevatt pondered about the trend of sculpture and murals that prompts selfies with art. He writes: "With those works splashed all over our network feeds, it raises an issue: Is the proliferation of public art more of a social phenomenon than a cultural one? It’s not enough to appreciate the aesthetic of a work—the onlooker is now compelled to capture and share the moment. Which begs another question: Is a work’s selfie appeal a major factor for deciding its exhibition?" Alisha Kerlin, interim director at the Barrick Museum, and I helped look for answers. Las Vegas Weekly
"It's a social media magnet" says CBS Sunday Morning's Lee Cowan about Seven Magic Mountains.
Speaking of: "8 Street Art Murals Across the U.S. That Were Basically Made for Instagram" I BravoTV
Arty Tea Party II will be an exchange of ideas about what makes monumental public art, and the documents that keep them in front of the public eye. Saturday, November 5, at 1 p.m. at UNLV Marjorie Barrick Museum
Nevada Museum of Art Center for Art + Environment Director Bill Fox and Land Art photographer Gianfranco Gorgoni talk about the history of Land Art land how it lads up to Ugo Rondinone’s Seven Magic Mountains. "Gianfranco Gorgoni & Bill Fox: A Land Art Conversation" is November 7, 2016 (7:30pm) at UNLV Marjorie Barrick Museum
Wayne Littlejohn "Dream Machine" at Siegfried & Roy Park, near Russell Road and Maryland Parkway at 5590 Wilbur Street. The sculpture will be dedicated when the park and landscaping is completed in December.
ART DOWN: Eric Pawloski and Robin Stark's Centered public art, at 2925 N. Pecos Road, near Las Vegas Boulevard, was struck by a car last week. Damage to the art appears fixable, and the base took the brunt of the impact. A clue that a car ran through it were scraps of engine strewed the median.
Meet designer Randy Heil, the artist behind the remodeled terrazzo floor in McCarran International Airport's Terminal 1 I The Review Journal has more.
“‘Park People’ is now installed at The Park after recently installed on the South Lawn of the White House I Crave Online + PR
From The Most Iconic Artists of the 1980s: "In this atmosphere of accelerating modernization, everything began to serve the interest of profit. Whether the modernism peddled by art critic Clement Greenberg was dead or just demoded remained a topic of debate, but imagery of any kind could now be repurposed for the auction block. In his landmark 1984 text Postmodernism, or, the Cultural Logic of Late Capitalism, American critic Frederic Jameson neatly summarized the spirit of the age. So long, grand historical narratives, his text announced; hello, consumerist desire." I ARTSY
"Street artists across the city have been capturing the election with spray-paint, stencils, stickers and chalk. Both candidates have been popular sources of inspiration — but at this point, Trump is clearly the bigger target." I DNA
Chicago decrees 2017 to be the "Year of Public Art." (Added note: That was before the Cubs won the World Series) I ABC
Cowboy Ruckus johncerneymurals.com
Along a Texas highway, two very large cowboys are locked in a disput "for your amusement.” The artist is John Cerney, and he said “and I think they bring up a lot of questions.” I KOB4
Tucson hosts a replica of Frida Kahlo garden from her home in Mexico City. "The exhibit was created by the New York Botanical Garden, and Tucson won the right for the second U.S. showing." I Arizona Public Media
9 Female Artists Who Are KILLIN’ ItSPARC's Annual Day of the Dead ceremony included participation from 100 UCLA students enrolled UCLA's Chicano Studies department courses.
The second annual Houston Urban Experience Mural Festival had over one hundred artists paint over 20,000 square feet worth of wall space within Houston I Houston Chronicle
“Paint the Revolution: Mexican Modernism, 1910-1950” at the Philadelphia Museum of Art "is the first all-out attempt in the United States in seven decades to grapple with the contradictions of early-20th-century Mexican political art. NYTimes
"Rice University Names Evan Garza as Director of Public Art" I ArtForum
When street art finds a home indoors it raises "questions about the inherent paradox that comes with featuring street art in an enclosed space." I NYTimes
"9 Female Artists Who Are KILLIN’ It" - GraffitiKings
Paint This Desert Guest Posts: Andrea Lepage on artist Vincent Valdez PtD I Heather Lang on Bob Dylan awarded the 2016 Nobel Prize I PtD
LAST: I can be seen in the November issue of Desert Companion.
ABOVE: Detail of new mural by D*Face at the Plaza Hotel.