Posted by tracey on:
One of the little-known, under-utilised and free services at UCSB is the Interdisciplinary Humanities Center's series of lectures and films by leading scholars. Often sparsely attended by students and professors these lectures can actually be attended by the public - that means you!
This one caught my eye because I know and respect all of these artists who have a long history of work in the often contentious public art realm.
Laurel Beckman (Art, UCSB)
Rita Ferri (Visual Arts Coordinator, Santa Barbara County Arts Commission)
Colin Gray (local artist)
Harry Reese (Art, UCSB)
Thursday, May 10 / 4:00 PM
McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB
Something happens when art goes public. Cultural interventions in spaces designated as belonging to the public are subject to greater and more varied kind of scrutiny than works exhibited or performed in the private sphere. Site specificity, community values, and notions of what constitutes “good art” all come into play when art goes public. This panel will examine public art in Santa Barbara as a public good precisely because it is an object of public debate.
Check out the IHC's calendar and see if there's something that appeals to you.
image: Laurel Beckman sbmoves