Tweetie Bird It is about imagining that the center is ever flexible and having the courage to create new centers.-Theaster Gates on his work #ArtPlace [More from ccoletta]

September 20, 2003

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Barnaby Evans is an artist who works in many media including site-specific sculpture installations, photography, film, garden design, architectural projects, writing and conceptual works. His original training was in the sciences, but he has been working exclusively as an artist for more than twenty-five years.

His photographs are included in the permanent collections of museums around the world. But he is best known for WaterFire, a sculpture that he installed on the three rivers of downtown Providence. He first created WaterFire In 1994 as a temporary installation, and it has now grown into a signature art event for the city.Ê This year WaterFire was honored with Rudy S. Bruner Silver Award for Urban Excellence.

Barnaby is a 2003/2004 Artist in Residence at MIT and is co-teaching a course at the Urban Studies Department at MIT on the impact of ephemera on the urban environment.

John Graham is a principal with Tomlinson-Graham Group in Santa Rosa Beach, a leading consultant to performing and visual arts organizations and projects. John started his career in the arts as director of development for the Seattle Symphony Orchestra, then became executive director of the Oregon Symphony in Portland, and later, the Florida Philharmonic Orchestra. He was also director of the Center for Arts Administration at Southern Methodist University in Dallas.

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