Monday, August 16, 2010

Forecast Umbrella Event

The Wave, 2010 by Ned Kahn
Photo by George Heinrich.

Join us in welcoming award-winning artist and MacArthur Fellow, Ned Kahn (of Sebastopol, CA) to Minneapolis!

Kahn is the creator of The Wave at the new Twins Stadium's Target Plaza. This is Minnesota's first commission by Kahn, adding to the artist's worldwide collection of over 40 elemental public artworks, including Milwaukee Waterfront's Wind Leaves, San Francisco Center for the Arts' Breathing Sky, and Pittsburgh Children’s Museum's Articulated Cloud.

Save the Date! for September 16th's Artist Talk and a special evening Benefit Celebration, featuring Ned Kahn and special guest Tom Oslund.

Don’t miss this chance to see Ned Kahn's extensive public art portfolio based on the natural phenomena of wind, fog, light, water, sand, air and fire, and hear his unique perspective on public art. Special guest Tom Oslund, the award-winning landscape architect and designer of Target Plaza, will share the stage with Ned, recalling the incredible back story of The Wave.

When: Thursday, September 16, 2010 — 12:00 – 1 pm

Where: Minneapolis Central Library [ map ] — Pohlad Hall

Cost: FREE

Presented by Forecast Public Art, with support from Hennepin County Libraries and our sponsors.

Celebrate Ned's work and honor all of the players behind the new Twins Stadium and Target Plaza—you can't beat the views in this exclusive setting! Open to everyone and benefitting a great local nonprofit dedicated to public art (that's us!). There'll be fabulous food, a cash bar, and come early to experience a surprise Umbrella performance!

When: Thursday, September 16, 2010 — 7:00 – 10 pm

Where: Minnesota Twins Stadium [ map ] — Metropolitan Club

Cost: $30 per person* benefitting Forecast Public Art

*Tickets will go on sale August 18 (through Forecast's office).

Thanks to our Sponsors!

Processing, Forward Going

I have been on the road and away from home for awhile. Learning lots of new things and now am trying to get my head back around all the information and put it to good use. Presently, starting to work on a few new projects. The first is, "the umbrella project" for Forecast Public Art's Fundraiser.

The project entails creating an umbrella flash mob type event on the Target Plaza site.

I have been doing research in the plaza looking at the art work and moving wind sculpture of Ned Kahn and thinking about how a mass group of untrained and never before rehearsed individuals with umbrellas might create a big impact in relationship to the sculpture. Also, how sound carries in the space and what the eye would catch at twilight or as the sun is setting.. Going back tonight for another look see. Making has many different components.