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Public Art: More Than a Background for Selfies

Robert L. Lynch | Posted 09.16.2014 | Arts
Robert L. Lynch

Public art is more than just an attractive decoration -- it is a conversation with the public, revealing a place's or a people's history, values and stories.

T Meet Laser Cat, The Giant Art-Eating Cat That Shoots Lasers Out Of Its Eyes

Priscilla Frank | Posted 08.30.2014 | Training

Imagine a giant inflatable golden cat with laser beams that shoot out of its eyes, projecting images and videos onto the world around it with the acco...

Koons, Walker and the Examination of Life and Death

Mary Alice Franklin | Posted 09.27.2014 | Arts
Mary Alice Franklin

Jeff Koons and Kara Walker are far from the first artists to explore the concept of life and death in their artwork. In fact, this concept is the very essence of what the art world constantly seeks to investigate.

Art Will Be Everywhere This August in America

ARTPHAIRE | Posted 09.27.2014 | Arts
ARTPHAIRE

Public advertisements have become such a commonplace part of the American landscape that we don't even consciously register them anymore -- that is unless they contain something extraordinary.

The Giant Red Ball That's Touring The Globe In The Name Of Art

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 07.11.2014 | Arts

There's a giant red ball roaming the planet, and when we say giant, we mean quite large. At 15 feet and 250 pounds, the scarlet globe has been tre...

The Power of the Mural

John M. Eger | Posted 09.08.2014 | Arts
John M. Eger

Before the matches of the World Cup began, the Brazilian people were protesting in the streets because they knew they could not afford the $13 billion it cost to host the games. In Greece, similar concerns about public mismanagement was the issue and like Brazil, street artists reflected those concerns.

Artists Transform Vacant Office Building Into Surreal Artistic Wonderland

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 06.27.2014 | Arts

We don't normally associate corporate office buildings with artistic inspiration. The Berber carpet, fluorescent lighting and rolling chairs do not a ...

LOOK: Artist Filling In City's Massive Potholes With Mosaics

AP | STACY THACKER | Posted 06.12.2014 | Arts

CHICAGO (AP) — The perfect pothole might not exist for many people — but for mosaic artist Jim Bachor, it's one with a nice oval shape. Bachor beg...

You Have To Check Out These Public Artworks This Summer!

Posted 08.25.2014 | Arts

Believe it or not, some of the best art in the world is free. You may not be able to hang it on your wall or revel in it at a revered museum, but ...

30-Foot Sculpture Upsets Westhampton Residents

HuffPost Live | Emily Tess Katz | Posted 06.10.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

No matter how hard they try, it seems Westhampton's elite can't look away from a 30-foot aluminum sculpture called "Walking Figure." Rechler Equity...

On the Wall: Murals of New York

Departures Magazine | Posted 07.21.2014 | Travel
Departures Magazine

In a city where tastes, whims, styles and neighborhoods change constantly, the relative permanence may be one reason why the large-scale artworks are an attractive choice.

Artist Gives Train Riders A Gorgeous Reason To Look Out The Window

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 05.21.2014 | Arts

For many, the morning commute via public transportation is a chance to zone out into your own lap, stare blankly at your coffee cup or scroll through ...

Stunning Portrait Series Casts New York's Homeless Population In A New Light

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 05.15.2014 | Arts

Most New Yorkers wear the label "resident of NYC" on their sleeve, proudly advertising to the rest of the country that they live in one of the world's...

Your Favorite Guerrilla Chalkboard Artists Are Back

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 05.10.2014 | Arts

If you're of the mind that chalk -- those tiny writing instruments made of calcium carbonate -- are a tool only kindergarten teachers and their pupils...

9 Public Art Projects That Brought Beauty And Design To The Streets

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks and Priscilla Frank | Posted 05.09.2014 | Arts

Public art is a loose term we use to describe any art project -- in any media -- that has been designed and crafted for the public domain. Often locat...

Kate Abbey-Lambertz

Small Town Mistakes Unity Sculpture For Giant Blue Orgy

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 05.01.2014 | Arts

Officials in a small Michigan town moved a city-approved public sculpture about the importance of relying on one another after residents complained t...

Why One Artist Wants To Cover The World In Butterflies

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 04.21.2014 | Arts

Sometimes, all you need to start a global art project is 400 butterflies and an internet connection. That was the case, in a sense, for Tasha Lewis, t...

The Floor Of This Old Church Has Never Looked So Magical

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 04.15.2014 | Arts

This week in stunning ephemeral artworks, we bring you the digital designs of French artist Miguel Chevalier. Working in the Sacré Coeur church in Ca...

10,000 Reasons to Believe in the Power of Art in Public Space

Yazmany Arboleda | Posted 05.27.2014 | Arts
Yazmany Arboleda

As much as I was grateful for the opportunity to share the results of my work within these spaces, I couldn't help but think that the traditional gallery space format was too constraining.

Nazi Slogan Causes Anguish at Vanderbilt University

Katerina Rosen | Posted 05.24.2014 | College
Katerina Rosen

Holocaust education should not be a choice. Every university student and perhaps every conscientious citizen should understand the kind of edifice that allowed for death camps that killed millions if we want to prevent future Holocausts and "never forget."

This Has To Be The Craziest Art Project Ever

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 03.21.2014 | Arts

Imagine a giant inflatable golden cat with laser beams that shoot out of its eyes, projecting images and videos onto the world around it with the acco...

Keith Haring Fragment Uncovered in Atlanta After Two Decades in Storage

Matthew Terrell | Posted 05.05.2014 | Gay Voices
Matthew Terrell

On the roof of Hughes Spalding Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, I photographed a fragment of a Keith Haring mural. It's about 2 feet by 3 feet and has a bright-orange snail painted on it. Mr. Snail bears a patina of grime from more than 20 years in storage.

Good News for Artists Sometimes Means No Bad News

Daniel Grant | Posted 05.03.2014 | Arts
Daniel Grant

These days in the public art sphere, good news for artists often means that something terrible didn't happen. For instance, a 32-foot-tall blue cast-f...

Creating Connections With Nature Via Art

Carmen Zella | Posted 04.25.2014 | Arts
Carmen Zella

Some take the beauty and transpose it into an entirely new medium such as a canvas; however, some artists actually manipulate nature and turn it into art. This is most commonly called "Land Art."

Believe It Or Not, A Balloon Did This

Posted 02.18.2014 | Arts

Stepping inside one of Penique Productions' massive balloon installations is like walking into the ghostly remains of an alien palace. The walls of th...