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Public Art Course

Spring course offering at Lakehead University in collaboration with the City:

Art In Public Spaces - A Site Specific Permanent Project

Dates and Times: Monday to Thursday 11:00 am to 1:30 pm
Course Number: VISU-3823 SA 
Room: MV2004 / MV2006

Registration deadline: Thursday, April 21st 

Through lectures and hands-on studio practice, students will be introduced to the process of developing, creating and installing a permanent public artwork as part of an outdoor exhibition during spring 2011. Students will explore what public and historical spaces are and how they interact with both permanent and impermanent art objects. Participants will learn how to apply their knowledge in the real world competition for public art commissions and will engage with the Thunder Bay Public Art Committee in information sessions regarding their art projects final proposal and approval. The resulting permanent and temporary artworks will be placed on city property, along walking trails on Boulevard Lake and the park building near the Rita Street entrance to Boulevard Lake.
The course is made possible through collaboration between the City and Lakehead University's Department of Visual Arts. Funds provided by the City subsidize the material and equipment costs.  

This year a complementary pilot project offers a non-credit course option which includes all lectures and limited access to the workshops at a reduced cost. Participants in the non-credit course will be creating impermanent projects for our outdoor exhibition. For more details please contact instructor Sam Shahsahabi or the Visual Arts Department.

Course Contact and Instructor:
Sam Shahsahabi
Department of Visual Arts
Lakehead University
(807) 343-8491

See information and photos of last year's public art course offering

Comments/questions regarding the City's role in this project can be directed to:
Reana Mussato
Public Art Coordinator
City of Thunder Bay
Ph. (807) 625-2365