Barbara Luecke: Art and Transit
Barbara Luecke: STart on Link
Thursday, March 25, 2010 7:00 – 9:30pm
City of Richmond, Council Chambers
6911 No. 3 Road, Richmond, BC
Guest Speaker: Barbara Luecke (Seattle, WA)
Sound Transit has incorporated the signature work of 30 artists into its new light rail line from downtown Seattle to SeaTac International Airport. To create place-making artwork that the public embraces and debates takes the collaboration of architects, engineers, managers, civic leaders, business owners, community members and of course, artists. Barbara Luecke will give an overview of the newly unveiled artworks, along with some insights into how and why the projects were commissioned.
Barbara Luecke has worked and collaborated with artists for more than 20 years. By producing and directing projects she brings art experiences to the public realm through permanent and temporary installations, and through community involving celebrations.
In order to create site-appropriate successful projects, her work requires bringing widely varied, multi-disciplinary viewpoints together: architects, engineers, managers, civic leaders, business owners, community members and artists.
She has worked extensively with public agencies, as well as private developers, in overseeing public art projects integrated into large construction projects. She was a long-time staff member of the pioneering 4Culture in Seattle prior to her current post of managing the art program for Sound Transit, the agency bringing regional transit to the central Puget Sound area.
Barbara Leucke’s talk will be preceded by a short performance:
Brendan McLeod is a storyteller, musician and novelist. He is also a former Canadian and Vancouver SLAM poetry champion. His music group, The Fugitives, were nominated for a 2008 Canadian Folk Music Award and h first novel, The Convictions of Leonard McKinley was long-listed for the 2008 RE:Lit Award, Canada’s top prize for independent presses. He has an MA in Philosophy from the University of Waterloo and teaches creative writing for youth through a variety of organizations. www.brendanmcleod.ca
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