When: Wed., April 18, 4 p.m. 2012
Columbus, IN. The Columbus Area Arts Council’s report to the community is April 18th at 4pm in the Nugent Custer Performance in The Commons. Liesel Fenner, Public Art Program Manager at Americans for the Arts in Washington DC, delivers the keynote speech, “Public Art: Defining Spaces, Enriching Places.”
Fennel develops partnerships, programs and services that increase public knowledge and visibility of public art and urban design. She works with arts professionals nationally and provides technical assistance through the Public Art Network (PAN) which has a membership of over 1000 art and design professionals.
Fenner is a licensed landscape architect and practiced landscape architecture and urban design in the San Francisco Bay Area. She completed her Master’s at the Rhode Island School of Design and a BA of Landscape Architecture from the University of California, Davis. She has taught courses on art in the landscape as well as facilitated community-based public art projects.
“With all the discussion about increasing arts experiences in downtown, Columbus, Fenner’s speech certainly is pertinent to these conversations,” said Karen Shrode, Executive Director of the Arts Council.
The Columbus Area Arts Council is a public, not-for-profit corporation supported by private donations, the City of Columbus, the State of Indiana through the Indiana Arts Commission, and the National Endowment for the Arts.