ART TAP episode 007

On tap this week is Bev Shaw, “Quality of Life” for the City of West Lafayette, Indiana. Bev is an energetic advocate for gardening and arts in the community, having worked for years on projects such as the Art on the Wabash arts festival, Art in Bloom community art in the garden tour, the West Lafayette Public Arts Team, and more.  You can find the Public Arts Team Facebook page at:
and a link to SPARK, a creative placemaking initiative in Lafayette and West Lafayette at:

I mentioned an article I recently found on the blog Hyperallergic on Walden, a Game, which  transforms the seminal book Walden: Or, Life in the Woods by Henry David Thoreau into a video game.  You can find the story here.

This week's "Look Ups":
Bev spoke about a website for CODA: Collaboration of Design + Art, an online magazine featuring news of art and design projects from around the world.

She also recommends several sites to explore (both online and physical spaces) for public art and gardens:
Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park, Grand Rapids, MI

Laumeier Sculpture Park, St. Louis, MO

Citygarden, St. Louis, MO

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  1. Thanks, Craig! It was a pleasure to share the joy of public art in W. Lafayette! You're a great host!

    1. Thank YOU for playing our game and being a gracious guest! You'll have to come back sometime...


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