Sunday, July 27, 2008

Pittsburgh Artists Get Passed Over ?


I was wondering when someone would write an opinion about the Heinz grant given to L.A. artist Glenn Kaino. Check out Kurt Shaw's Industrial art project deserved funding nod . What I don't see in the article is an attempt to get a comment from Tom Sokolowski. When I first read the news about the grant a few weeks ago my immediate thoughts were (1) what other artists and projects were considered and (2) why would an out of town artist be better suited. Now I'm also wondering if this really is just a temporary 6 month display then where the heck is it going after that? Temporary public art with that amount of money involved? Odd.

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