How can public art enhance community and create a greater sense of place?
It’s a question the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod (AFCC) will seek to answer as part of a discussion on public art scheduled for Thursday, May 18, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the John F. Kennedy Museum in Hyannis.
The event, which is free of charge, will feature a panel of four experts familiar with the topic, including AFCC Artist of the Year Mark Adams of Truro; architect Mary-Ann Agresti, owner of The Design Initiative in Hyannis; Cambridge Arts Council Executive Director Jason Weeks; and Dr. Audrey Lopez, director and curator of public art for the Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy in Boston.
“With the breadth of public space on the Cape and our region tackling a number of significant infrastructure improvements, this is an important and timely conversation to have,” said AFCC Executive Director Julie Wake. “Art should play a significant role in how we think and interact with outdoor places. It can be an important catalyst for bringing people together, adding joy to our lives, and making the Cape a more welcoming place.”
The panel will cover a range of issues, including why public art is important to community; collaboration; public versus private spaces; and how to work with municipalities.
To register for the event, visit www.artsfoundation.org.