Grand Marais Art Colony Workshops, Grand Marais, Minnesota
120 WEST 3RD AVENUE   PO BOX 626    GRAND MARAIS, MINNESOTA 55604    218-387-2737

Beyond the Object: Art & Community

August 3 - 7, 2015; 5 days- 9am - 4pm
Kinji Akagawa
Founders Hall
Class Size:

Students of all disciplines are invited to join Kinji to explore the process of creating community-based art. First, students will be invited to share their own place-based art projects, concepts, or ideas. Second, students will have the opportunity to practice this process of ideation by working in groups to select a location, create drawings and models, and together, conceptualize a project. Kinji will provide mentorship and facilitate discussion for both individual and group projects. On the final day groups will share their projects and everyone will gain a deep understanding of the philosophic and artistic tools needed to apply this process to other artistic endeavors.

This class will be cancelled on Monday, July 27, 2015, if minimum enrollment is not met. Please register before this date.

Please join us for these other special events and conversation with Kinji:
The Place of Public Art Kinji Akagawa
August 5 | 4pm
FREE | No pre-registration required
Join Kinji for an informal discussion on the significance of public art in our society. Bring your own questions about public art or simply come to listen to an artist who has made his life’s work seeking to reconcile the public nature of art within a certain community.
Redefining Public Art Kinji Akagawa
August 8 | 10:30am | Ticketed Brunch Event
Details to be announced
Does public art always mean a sculpture or 3-D piece? Is it only a thing? Who should be involved in creating public art? How does a community work together to create successful place-based art? These are the kinds of questions that Kinji Akagawa has explored and addressed throughout his career. During this special brunch event, Kinji will redefine public art, explore its philosophical underpinnings, and shift its focus from object-making to relationship-making. Whether you are an artist, involved in an arts organization, a local politician or community member, we invite you to participate in this important conversation.
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