Forecast awards new public art award to Randy Walker

Forecast Public Art has announced a new $50,000 award for a mid-career public art project, the largest of its kind in the country. It’s first recipient is fiber artist Randy Walker.

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Convergence

Randy Walker, 2008

temporary installation

Hennepin County Government Center

The McKnight Mid-Career Project Grant is designed to fill a gap in funding for artists who have already made their way through grants for emerging artists and who are looking to build their portfolio with a larger-scale public project.

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Return Journey

Randy Walker, 2007

Brackett Park, Minneapolis

For his project, Randy Walker will partner with YouthLink, which coordinates services for homeless youth, to install a public art sculpture for the Kulture Klub collaborative, a program of Youthlink. The permanent structure will be continually renewed with temporary elements developed by Kulture Klub participants.

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Woven Corncrib (night view)

Randy Walker, 2008

Gibbs Museum of Pioneer and Dakotah Life, Falcon Heights, Minnesota

All images courtesy Forecast Public Art

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