4Culture invites you to a free lecture with
Rick Lowe and Glenn Weiss
Generosity of Cities: Arts, Humanities and the City
Thursday, March 10 6:30 – 8:30
Kane Hall, Room 120, University of Washington
Join Rick Lowe and Glenn Weiss on Thursday, March 10 for the next talk in the 2010-11 Sawyer Seminars – Now Urbanism Series: Arts, Humanities and the City, hosted by the Simpson Center for the Humanities. Cities we consider with pleasure and fascination are those where we find an amalgam of history, social, cultural and political life. They are the cities where there is a complete obliteration of the boundaries between art, life, culture, food, work and politics. This changes our expectations, our humanity, and our behavior for a more civil and vital experience. If we are to consider the future role of cities in our societies, generosity, sensuality and pleasure of life and place for the individual and the collective are essential.
Rick Lowe, Artist and Architect
Over the past twenty years, Lowe has worked both inside and outside of art world institutions by participating in exhibitions and developing community based art projects. In 1993, he founded Project Row Houses, an arts and cultural community located in a historically significant and culturally charged neighborhood in Houston, and in 2006 he spearheaded Transforma Project in New Orleans, a collaborative effort to engage artists and creativity in the rebuilding of the City after Hurricane Katrina.
Glenn Weiss, Manager of Public Arts in Times Square, NYC
Weiss developed the first comprehensive public art and performance program for Times Square. Since 2008, he has produced more than 30 installations, murals, performances, games, participatory events and video works on the giant LED screens. He has managed major public art programs for Broward County, FL and King County, WA and served as a curator of architecture and/or public art for PS1, Storefront for Art and Architecture, Seattle Art Museum and 911 Media Arts Center. Lowe and Weiss collaborated on the Delray Beach Cultural Loop in Delray Beach, FL in 2003-04.
Photos: Now you See it Now You Don’t, courtesy of Times Square Alliance; Project Row Houses, courtesy of Rick Lowe; Cool Water, Hot Island courtesy of Times Square Alliance