“Holistically, analogies can be used to tell the story of how the arts make a difference in communities with statistics and facts to underscore it. It really is quite remarkable,” said Ann Cramer as she shared an insightful story on the true value of art.
Infrastructure is the connective tissue of most places. How we get from here to there, whether that journey is five miles or five hundred miles. Today, we are witnessing a trend in transportation departments that places the user’s experience critical to the planning process, a movement to not just build, but build more livable communities with a focus on improved quality of life.
In 2005, Public Art Saint Paul, a private non-profit collaborated with the City to launch the City Artist in Residence Program (CAIR). Artists in Residence are employees of Public Art Saint Paul and work across City agencies. City Ordinance states that artists shall be involved in the design, implementation and integration of art in public projects including preparation of plans by private consultants. The CAIRs presence at the earliest stages of new thinking ensures a systemic impact on the city’s infrastructure, water, forest, daily function and use of public spaces.
Around the globe, people of different countries, cultures, and religions embrace diverse traditions to celebrate holidays in December.
The one constant throughout these celebrations is Art.
Music and song give life to lyrics of faith, hope, and joy. Dance ignites energy and brings people together. Visual art from Pre-K to professional captures images, traditional and expressive.