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I had a nice interview with the Art in Public Places team. They seem like they would be a good and creative group to work with. One interview question was: What are my favorite pieces of public art? I said the Picasso sculpture in Chicago as used in the Blues Brothers film. That made them laugh. I explained that I chose the Picasso because it is a dramatic example of a place of public art that draws the film narrative to it with speed, vigor, high art and humor. I also named the Stevie Ray Vaughn statue on Town Lake (which was conveniently visible from the interview room) because it embodies an interwoven story of Austin music and Stevie's wonderful contribution to it. Art in public places ideally functions as a magnet for meetings of diverse entities for multitudes of reasons bringing individual and group stories to the spot.

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You have a great eye for the art all around us all the time. You have a critical appreciation to a wide open range of possibilities of what is art and meaningful design, and you share it with us LiveJournalists. You are a fine teacher!

Artists & appreciating people recognize both formal and informal art as magnetic places. However, when the choice of formal artworks for specific places goes through bureaucratic systems of budgets, panels, politics, and percentage points it's important to remember the directness of the effects of the art on the community.

ooh, it sounds cool! I hope you get it!

There are 200 applicants for the job but I think, from the time they spent with me, that I'm on the short list.

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