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CALL FOR ARTISTS - Forum Public Art Installation

CALL FOR ARTISTS - Forum Public Art Installation

LAND studio and Soulcraft Cleveland, with the generous support of the Char and Chuck Fowler Family Foundation, are requesting qualifications from local artists interested in leading teams of 12 participants to design and create an art-covered ceiling for “Forum,” a public art installation by Studio Weave. The ceiling will be created using marquetry, the art of making images from pieces of thin veneer placed together to form patterns, designs, and pictures.  Eight lead artists will learn marquetry at Soulcraft’s woodshop, participate in planning and discussions with other artists and the project’s design team, and facilitate groups that will create Forum’s ceiling. Forum is a project of LAND studio’s Landform program, which has been made possible by the Fowler Foundation. Landform’s purpose is to produce public artworks to enhance the public spaces of downtown Cleveland, including Public Square, the Mall, and the immediate surrounding area.  The program draws on the talents of both local artists and artists from other places. Landform projects to date have included Olalekan Jeyifous’s “Protest,” Julia Christensen’s “Waiting for a Break,” and the colorful animal sculptures of the Cracking Art Group. Forum, a public art project by Studio Weave The project, “Forum,” will consist of a pavilion designed by Studio Weave, a London-based art and architecture firm.  In keeping with Studio Weave’s other work around the world, Forum will employ a colorful and unusual take on a building type that is commonly found in public parks. What will possibly be Forum’s most distinguishing feature will be its wooden ceiling that will consist of multiple arches covered in  artist-designed marquetry. “Home” and its many meanings will be the underlying—or, more accurately, overarching—theme of the ceiling artworks.


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