6 thoughts on “On Being ‘Grateful’ for Public Art

  1. I wish we had more elected leaders like Krier who “tell it like it is”. Why do the taxpayers have to pick up the tab for what the majority of the public consider crap?
    Can’t we keep our public spaces clean and uncluttered so that they can be used for their intended purpose?

    • Because maybe the public needs some exposure to different things so it does look like “crap” and think it looks great. It might be either, but we need to be well rounded to know better.

      • Because maybe the public needs some exposure to different things so it doesn’t look like “crap” and we think it looks great. It might be either, but we need to be well rounded to know better.

  2. The Percent for Public Art programs are really important to a city’s lively hood. I know I wouldn’t want to live in an artless city with boring spaces..,some cites have even increased that percent to 2% like Portland has — and the money is coming out of the building or street-scape funds. The one thing we will never agree on is what public art is good or bad. But I agree that we should be mindful of employing local artists but yes its true if we close the doors to international artists why would they except San Antonian artists internationally. This complaint about public art is about as old as dirt….just like how half the people think they could make a Pollock.

  3. I wonder what the public art cost that was placed on a new bridge on Hausman Rd near JV Bacon St.
    It lights up blue at night but it seems to face the creek so no idea what shapes are suppose to be from the street day or night.
    I think most people would agree that it’s a waste of city money.

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