Thursday, May 13
Free | 7pm | Facebook Live
Toolbox Topics offer a deep dive into one relevant artist topic on Thursdays at 7pm. Join instructor Kim Bernard on Facebook Live for 30 min of in-depth information, followed by Q&A.
Join Kim Bernard and Lynn Basa, author of The Artist’s Guide to Public Art, for an informative interview, followed by a Q&A. Interview topics will cover a wide range of public art queries including process, logistics, and ethics.
Artist, community developer and author Lynn Basa excels in bringing large-scale visions to life in all areas of her practice. Her public art commissions, encompassing works in mosaic, glass, steel, terrazzo, and light, can be found in university buildings, train stations, airports, and other public spaces from Portland, Oregon to Providence, Rhode Island.
With an M.F.A. from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and an M.P.A. in Public Art Policy from the University of Washington, Basa has built a career in the arts over 35 years, becoming a highly sought-after public artist, painter, author and speaker. Her work, in tandem with her book, The Artist’s Guide to Public Art: How to Find and Win Commissions, has brought her to conferences, panels, and workshops across the country.
In Chicago, Basa mobilized her passion for preserving historic places, communities, and their stories by establishing The Corner Project, designed to revive the vintage, working-class main street where her storefront studio is located.