Expert Panel Discusses Public Art as Civic Inspiration in Kansas City

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For Immediate Release:
October 4, 2011
Contact: Paul Smith
Expert Panel Discusses Public Art as Civic Inspiration in Kansas City

The Kansas City Public Library hosts a panel discussion called Public Art/Civic Catalyst - A Local Perspective on Wednesday, October 12, 2011 at 6:30 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

Public art inspires dialogue, provides visual appeal, and engages its viewers. This panel discussion is moderated by Porter Arneill, public art administrator for Kansas City, and includes: Jacqueline Chanda, president, Kansas City Art Institute; Julian Zugazagoitia, chief executive officer, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art; and Mike Burke, King Hershey, P.C., and member of the Mayor's Task Force for the Arts.

Admission is free. A 6 p.m. reception precedes the event. RSVP online or call 816.701.3407. Free parking is available at the Library District Parking Garage at 10th & Baltimore.

This event is co-sponsored by Art in the Loop, Downtown Council and Municipal Art Commission of Kansas City, Missouri. This panel discussion complements the recent talk Public Art/Civic Catalyst given by public art expert Jack Becker at the Kansas City Public Library on September 21, 2011.