RISD faculty recognized by Americans for the Arts "Year in Review"
In celebration of the 10th anniversary of the Public Art Network, Americans for the Arts announced the 2010 Public Art Year in Review. The Year in Review recognizes 40 of the year’s best public art works in the United States and Canada, chosen from entries from across the continent. Artists Helen Lessick and Fred Wilson curated the 2010 Year in Review, which reflects the most exemplary, innovative permanent or temporary public art works created or debuted in 2009. “In cities and towns across the country, public art makes an indelible impact and enhances our lives,” said Robert L. Lynch, president and CEO of Americans for the Arts.
Among the awardees are Ellen Driscoll (Professors, Sculpture) for Filament Firmament, Cambridge, MA
Cambridge Arts Council; Laura Haddad & Tom Drugan (Critics, Landscape Architecture) for Elemental Landscape
Chapel Hill, NC, Town of Chapel Hill Public Arts Office; Alan Michelson (Senior Critic, Foundation Studies) for
Third Bank of the River, Massena, NY, Art in Architecture Program, US General Services Administration; and Janet Zweig, The Opposite of a Duck, Fall City, WA, King County Library System.
Image: “Third Bank of the River”, Alan Michelson