Participants joined acclaimed public artist Bill Pechet of
Vancouver's Pechet Studio as he presented a Public Art 101 workshop entitled,
'The Steps of Developing a Public Art Project: Planning, Budgeting and Making
The session included a 45-minute
discussion about the various ways in which artists can come to exist in the
public realm and how they are required to change methods to work in these ways.
A two-hour interactive workshop followed where small groups came
together to work on a theoretical project that they took apart to study and
build a plan for based on the theoretical idea.
The workshop is free and
everyone is welcome, but space is limited and advance registration appreciated.
Date: Sunday, March 29, 2015
– 4 p.m.
Galleries, Gallery Hall, Taylor Family Library University of Calgary
About Bill Pechet
received degrees in Geography and Visual Arts from the University of Victoria
in 1979 and 1981 respectively, followed by a professional degree in
Architecture in 1987 from the University of British Columbia School of
Architecture. In addition to his leadership in the studio, Bill is a
lecturer-in-practice at the University of BC School of Architecture and
Landscape Architecture. He is also the school’s representative to the British
Columbia Society of Landscape Architecture’s board of examiners. Bill is a
frequent lecturer on issues of the built urban environment and the critical
role that public space can play in the development of healthy and vibrant
cities. In June 2013, he spoke at the North American Jewish Cemetery conference
in Philadelphia, Pa., on the work of his studio. Bill currently holds a public
art commission for the City of Calgary’s Tuscany LRT station.
the Public Art 101 webpage to learn about other courses on offer in 2015.