Public Art Training Camp opens with presentations and a moderated discussion between Office for Public Art’s executive director Sallyann Kluz; Assistant Director, Public History, Art & Design division at the City of Pittsburgh’s Department of City Planning Sarah Minnaert; and art consultant Dominique Chestand.
Chestand, Kluz, and Minnaert will discuss the recent collaborative survey Pittsburgh Public Art Counts!, public art processes in Pittsburgh, and each organization’s plans for the future.
Participants are encouraged to bring their public art questions to this session.
This session will be held online via Zoom.
Sallyann Kluz is a Pittsburgh-based arts administrator, architect, and urban designer whose practice is situated at the intersection of art and community development. With over 20 years of practice in the Pittsburgh region, her work is focused on the public realm and the people who inhabit it. Her practice includes public art programs and strategies, community engagement, design education, public space design, and neighborhood development strategies. Kluz is the Director of the Office of Public Art. In her role, she is focused on providing technical assistance to artists and clients, and expanding the role of artists in community development, civic design, and community engagement.
After serving more than 20 years in a number of visual art museum roles, Sarah became the Public Art & Civic Design Manager for the City of Pittsburgh in April 2020. Sarah brings creative and dedicated nonprofit executive and arts administrator experience with a proven ability to manage complex systems and organizations. She is a strategic thinker with an eye on the sustainable future and a deep understanding of how resources, especially human, can be developed and maximized to achieve mission. A collaborative leader and team builder with strong communication skills and significant administrative, financial and operational expertise, Sarah believes that data can be a powerful platform, and is driven to nurture future generations of art advocates. Sarah is excited to have made the transition to her first public service position, and is looking forward to playing a new a role in championing the public value of art.
Dominique Chestand is a multimedia artist and arts administrator from Chicago. With a background in multiple creative fields, Dominique aims to support artists, their artistic visions, and their communities. As an arts administrator and consultant, Chestand has worked with organizations such as the Danish Arts Council, Young Chicago Authors, the Los Angeles Dance Project, the Chicago Park District, the Silver Eye Center for Photography, the Office of Public Art – Pittsburgh, and more.
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