Six @ Six: The Value of Public Art

Thursday, March 19, 2020
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The Value of Public Art

Public art gets the public involved in creating community art that tells community stories. Artists listen to community voices in conceiving and creating public art, whether the finished piece is going in a gallery or becomes part of a streetscape. Visual Arts Professor Steven Finke will discuss the general concepts and values of public art, setting a context for one of his former students, Jessica Holtman, to talk about a public art project she completed for the Northern Kentucky Scholar House in Newport. Called “Nurture,” Ms. Holtman’s piece now hangs in the lobby of the Scholar House where single parents and their young children live. The parents attend community college or NKU while their children attend local schools – and both receive support services at the Scholar House.

Six @ Six

Six@Six is a community lecture series featuring NKU students and faculty talking about their research and creative activity. From sports rivalries to Celtic burial practices, our new season will inform and intrigue you as we bring a little bit of NKU to the community audiences and locations.

Six @ Six is presented by the Scripps Howard Center For Civic Engagement.


Meeting Room:   Newport - Kinsella Community Room Main Level

Newport Branch

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