“Before I Die is a global public art project that invites people to reflect on their lives and share their personal aspirations in public space. Originally created on an abandoned house in Candy’s neighborhood in New Orleans after losing someone she loved, the project is about remembering what is important to you and creating public spaces that better reflect what matters to us as a community and as individuals” (Source: beforeidie.cc) Idea, Photo Credit, Public Art, Abandoned Houses, Art Projects
he Whitney Museum recently sponsored a public art project with artist Gary Simmons. To make the project, teens collected responses to the question, “What are you waiting for?” from their classmates and the larger community. The handwritten scraps of paper were then photographed, printed, and wheatpasted onto a wall, creating a layered, complex, and sometimes contradictory collection of voices and opinions. - OPENER FOR FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL!!!
The German artist Cornelia Konrads creates hallucinating in situ installations in public spaces, parks and private gardens throughout the world. His work is often punctuated by the illusion of weightlessness, when stacked objects (branch, log, stone) seem to be hanging in the air, increasing the temporary nature of the facility.
Klimt and His Cat: great book about a fantastic artist, with wonderful art activities to accompany your Klimt exploration, from Kids Get Arty
Explore the Great Artists with your Children. A great way to learn together and have appreciate Art in a simple way. Here are 30 GREAT projects to do with your kids.