Porter Fleming Public Art Symposium, October 17, 2017 : Embracing the Value of Public Art

On October 17, the Porter Fleming Foundation and the Greater Augusta Arts Council will present a symposium on public art to engage the Augusta arts community and city stakeholders on the future of public art in Augusta. Special guest Patricia Walsh, the Public Art Programs Manager for the Americans for the Arts, will be the keynote speaker of this symposium.

A leader in the field of Public Art Administration, Walsh will facilitate discussions with the Augusta community about public art and speak on Next Steps for public art in Augusta in her keynote address.

The Symposium will be located on the Summerville Campus of Augusta University, JSAC Building, The Coffee House Conference Room (2nd Floor). Registration is free, but limited space is available. Register for the Public Art Symposium below.


1:00pm – 1:55pm
Audience & Panel Discussion: Local Experience
Members of the Augusta community and the Arts are encouraged to attend and share their thoughts on Public Art in Augusta.

1:55pm – 2:30
Next Steps: Statements by Patricia Walsh

Porter Fleming Public Art Symposium Keynote Speaker:

Patricia Walsh
Public Art Programs Manager for the Americans for the Arts

Courtesy of Americansforthearts.org – Patricia Walsh is the manager of the public art programs for Americans for the Arts. Prior to working at Americans for the Arts she was a cultural programming specialist for the public art program at the Arts Commission for the City of Las Vegas. There, she coordinated the update to the public art master plan and worked with the Arts Commission to develop their annual programs and budget. She served on the City of Palo Alto Public Art Commission and as a committee member for genARTS Silicon Valley, an initiative of the Arts Council Silicon Valley dedicated to serving emerging leaders. Patricia worked as the program coordinator for the City of San Jose Public Art Program where she managed the conservation and maintenance of the public artwork collection, worked on community engagement initiatives and managed temporary public art projects. One of the projects she managed was recognized with a 2010 Year in Review Award. She also volunteered with the City of Oakland public art program. Click here to view Patricia Walsh’s profile on Americansforthearts.org.


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