Design and Build is a public art paid internship program of the Museum of Outdoor Arts (MOA) in Englewood, CO. Interns will work with lead artist in residence on a public art installtion from concept to fruition.
Since 1991, the Museum of Outdoor Arts' Design and Build program has provided an opportunity for young artists, students and creative minds to express their creativity in collaborative public art projects. Assisted by professional artists in residence, Design and Build participants produce exciting and original art works for public space in the Denver metro area. Interns find creative solutions to practical challenges as they master the skills to transform their creative ideas into finished pieces.
The program generates temporary public art and exhibitions, offering lessons in teamwork, problem-solving and aesthetic and technical considerations. From concept to installation, students must consider all elements of the public art process, including environmental concern, safety, budgeting, project design, proposal writing, maquette making, construction, installation and removal. When installed, Design and Build artworks enliven the everyday life of the community.
The 2013 Design and Build team worked with lead artist Cory Gilstrap of Imagined Creations to design a show focused on the themes of abstraction and weather. The resulting show: Weather Suspended, is a culmination of two months worth of focus and teamwork. By drawing attention to the theme of weather, Weather Suspended asks important questions concerning changing weather systems and issues concerning the global environment. In addition, Weather Suspended addresses the challenge of treating a traditional theme with contemporary mediums.
Participating artists in 2013 were:
Mickey Boyd, Alex Huninghake, Bryce Johnson, Katerina Kapodistrias, Madison Markel, Olivia Martins, Mallory Meisner, Charlie Boots, Bre Nielsen, Jesus Palma, Lael Siler and Elizabeth Wong.