Making Space: How Communities and the Arts Can Change City Planning
Join us for a panel illustrating how using the city can be advantageous to a strategy of running a public art festival and the ins-and-outs from a distinguished group of internationally renowned street art organizers. Listen to how these organizers have been able to create a public art space in their cities, experiences and hardships, successes, how to work with the public to create an interactive and democratic experience, how to pick artists and how to raise money.
Evan Pricco is the Editor-In-Chief of leading international contemporary art magazine, Juxtapoz, based in San Francisco, California. Prior to starting with Juxtapoz in 2006, Evan worked at SF-based gallery and apparel company, Upper Playground. He is the author of Juxtapoz’ continuing book series, including a brand new title, Juxtapoz Hyperrealism, out in stores in Fall 2014. He has contributed to numerous books, as well as written for Playboy. He continues to champion Public Art everywhere he goes and has been interviewed by Bloomberg News about the merits of Public Art and its financial impact. He was a co-curator of Juxtapoz x Superflat with Takashi Murakami and contributing curator to Beyond the Streets with Roger Gastman.
Roula David is the Executive Director of Murals in the Market, the Eastern Market, Detroit-based street art festival that has produced more than 125 outdoor murals since 2014. She is also COO of leading publisher of art prints, 1xRun in Detroit, where she is head of the company’s Creative Services initiative, which pairs artists with projects across the region at the intersection of art, government, and business, including murals for Wayne State University’s Mike Ilitch School of Business and the Detroit city government’s public art program, City Walls.
As co-founder and CEO of limited edition publishing house 1xRUN based in Detroit, MI, Jesse Cory has overseen the production of over 2500 editions, over 100 art exhibitions, and over 500 murals from across the globe to and throughout his hometown. With 100,000 members and 200,000 prints manufactured to date, 1xRUN has become the industry leader in e-commerce art sales and publishing on fine-art editions.
Jasper Wong is an artist, illustrator, and curator. Jasper’s artwork has been shown in galleries worldwide and and he is also the founder of a gallery in Hong Kong called ABOVE SECOND. He is the creator and lead director of POW! WOW!, which is a non-profit organization of contemporary artists committed to community enrichment through the creation of art outreach programs, educational programs and engaging the community in the creation and appreciation of art. The festival has done projects in 13 cities around the globe, such as Honolulu, Taipei, Tokyo, Nepal, Guam, Seoul, Israel, and others. He is also the co-founder alongside Jeffrey Gress of a creative community center called LANA LANE STUDIOS. As well as a streetwear brand called BIG BAD WOLF with his wife, Amy Wong. He has recently started a YouTube channel for kids that features animated YouTubers called “LOONY GOONY” and is currently producing a video game in Austria and toys in Singapore.
Jessica Goldman Srebnick
Jessica Goldman Srebnick, CEO of Goldman Properties, is a second generation leader of the company founded by her late father, visionary real estate developer, Tony Goldman. Founded in 1968, the award-winning company is a creative real estate firm with a storied history in developing thriving global destinations across the United States. Marrying real estate and public art to build community, Goldman Properties is known for recognizing the value in depressed urban areas and transforming them into iconic neighborhoods such as SoHo in New York City, Center City Philadelphia, Miami Beach, and Wynwood, site of the acclaimed Wynwood Walls, winner of the 2016 “Global Award of Excellence”- Urban Land Institute. In August 2018, Goldman Srebnick was recognized as one of Forbes Icons of Impact for her continued work and leadership. She oversees a diverse portfolio of restaurants, office buildings, a boutique hotel, commercial and retail properties and large scale public art projects including the iconic Houston Bowery wall. In July 2015, Goldman Srebnick founded Goldman Global Arts (GGA), a Miami and New York-based creative collective with co-founder, artist Peter Tunney. For its inaugural project, in 2015, the Miami Dolphins NFL franchise commissioned GGA to infuse a global art aesthetic into the newly renovated Hard Rock Stadium. GGA continues to produce thought provoking large scale, creative projects for a variety of organizations, most recently for the American Airlines Arena. Goldman Srebnick is an active member of the prestigious Young Presidents Organization (YPO). She continues to participate in the YPO/Harvard Business School Presidents Leadership Program. She is the Miami-Dade County Co-Chair for the Miami 2020 Super Bowl Host Committee and Vice-Chair of the Town Square Neighborhood Development Corporation (TSNDC) Board. She is a passionate supporter of the Memorial Sloan Kettering’s Cycle for Survival charity. Goldman Srebnick currently resides in Miami Beach with her husband Scott Srebnick and their three sons.
David Sobon is the owner of David Sobon Events – a live auction and fundraising consulting firm specializing in work with nonprofits. He is also the founder, producer, and board chairman of the nonprofit, Wide Open Walls. He has served on the Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission, juried numerous art competitions, and is passionate about collecting the work of local artists.