CARFAC Saskatchewan/CARFAC Alberta Wednesday webinar discussion Making Public Art Happen with Alejandro Romero, Erin Pankratz and Christian Pérès Gibaut. Wednesday September 27, 6:30pm – 8pm MDT / CST Register on Eventbrite As visual artists, we make art for private
CARFAC Saskatchewan/CARFAC Alberta Wednesday webinar discussion
Making Public Art Happen with Alejandro Romero, Erin Pankratz and Christian Pérès Gibaut.
Wednesday September 27, 6:30pm – 8pm MDT / CST
As visual artists, we make art for private and public use. We do not have to compromise our vision when we make art for private consumption. When we make Public Art we always need to consider the community who will be viewing the work…
ABOUT THE WEBINAR:
Speaking from the knowledge acquired as the Public Arts Consultant for the City of Saskatoon, Alejandro Romero will discuss how Public Art is used by municipalities to enrich the lives of its’ citizens. Alejandro will outline the Best Practices developed that protect both the city that commissions the work and the visual artists that make the work. Erin Pankratz and Christian Pérès Gibaut work together on Public Art projects in Edmonton. In their presentation, they will discuss what to expect when making public art, the unseen side of the process, and Public Art and your career.
After these two presentations, there will be about twenty minute Q+A based on your questions. As the webinar is on Zoom, we will unmute the audience so you can ask your own questions. Join us and learn more about Public Art and whether it can be work for your career.
ABOUT THE PRESENTERS:
Living in Saskatoon, Alejandro Romero is an independent interdisciplinary artist, curator, and consultant. His leadership as an arts administrator includes award-winning Public Art, public performances, lectures, and public speaking. He is the Public Arts Consultant for the City of Saskatoon, Alejandro exhibits in Puerto Rico, USA and Canada. His work explore anonymous interventions, social activism, cultural resistance, photography, painting and poetry with the concepts of identity, post-colonialism, prophecy, construction and perceptions of reality.
Red Knot Studio:
Red Knot Studio is Erin Pankratz’ and Christian Pérès Gibaut’s mosaic art studio. Based in Edmonton, they specialize in sculptures, murals and floors, and work with public and private clients. For their last project, they created child-friendly sculptures for Churchill Square and Centennial Plaza in Edmonton.
Born in Inuvik, NWT, Erin Pankratz lives and works in Edmonton, AB. She studied Art -Sculpture at the Alberta College of Art and Design and has received several grants and awards, including the 2013 & 2016 Innovation in Mosaics Awards by the Society of American Mosaic Artists and the 2021 Edmonton Artists’ Trust Fund. In 2016, she became the first local artist to be awarded an International Public Art Call in Edmonton. She is a frequent lecturer and guest artist at international events.
Christian Pérès Gibaut:
Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Christian Pérès Gibaut has a BA in Social Sciences and Humanities. He worked for many years as a Project Manager before starting a career in the arts in 2011. He has been awarded several grants from the Canada Council for the Arts and the Edmonton Arts Council to explore ideas of Identity, Immigration, Language, Meaning, and Estrangement. He shows his work regularly, and in 2022, the Alberta Foundation for the Arts acquired one of his paintings for its permanent collection.
HOSTS + MODERATORS:
Chris W. Carson: Executive Director at CARFAC Alberta
Wendy Nelson: Executive Director at CARFAC Saskatchewan
(Wednesday) 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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CARFAC Alberta & CARFAC Saskatchewan