Texas public art recognized

Advocatcy org Americans for the Arts has published its 2010 Public Art in Review, which annually features noteworthy public art projects from across the US and Canada. In this year’s list, chosen by Helen Lessick, formerly director of the Houston Arts Alliance, and artist Fred Wilson, Texas projects abound: Bait Box by Buster Graybill and Giant Mushroom Forest by Bill Davenport, both comissioned by the Austin art in Public Places program; In Dallas, Brad & Diana Goldberg’s Fair Park Station for DART and Brad Oldham & Brandon Oldenburg’s Traveling Man; In Houston, Beads at Bush Intercontinental Airport by Jim Hirschfield & Sonya Ishii, Gesture Politics by Sean Healy; and Open Channel Flow by Matthew Geller made the list. The nearby Jamail Skatepark, although fabulously sculptural, did not.

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