Jack Becker Presentation, Part of Go 2030

Jack Becker, executive director of Forecast Public Art, will give a presentation this evening at 7 p.m. in the Fargo city commission chambers on advancing and strengthening the field of public art. Becker is a dynamic speaker who has also served as a public art consultant since 1994, helping connect the ideas and energies of artists with the needs of communities. In 2007 he received Public Art Network Award of Excellence from Americans for the Arts for his contribution to the field.

Becker’s presentation is part of a series of talks and community meetings, Go 2030, being held by the city of Fargo in advance of its 2030 comprehensive plan. Currently, the city is in the exploratory phase of the plan and is gathering public input through these events. (Learn more at the Go 2030 website and get updates through their Facebook page.)

Advancing public art initiatives has been a focus of the Museum’s mission through the Defiant Gardens program and a variety of other efforts. The Museum is working closely with city officials in Fargo and Moorhead, artists, community members, and art educators to demonstrate how communities can be strengthened and quality of life improved through such initiatives. We encourage you to attend today’s presentation to learn more about public art and the 2030 comprehensive plan.