The designers of a public art project planned for the Sherman Plaza garage are looking for ideas from local residents about the project’s content.

Search & Effect, a multimedia public art project by the artist team of Krivanek+Breaux, was selected earlier this year for installation at the Sherman Plaza Garage.  Funded through the City’s Percent for Art Program, the project will be installed in 2013 at the southwest corner of the garage, near the intersection of Davis and Benson streets.

Krivanek+Breaux and the City of Evanston’s Public Art Committee invite residents to provide input to assist with content development on this project through a survey that’s available online.

The survey is designed to enhance the diversity and authenticity of the inscriptions, icons, and symbols that will be included in the new public artwork.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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  1. If they must support the mayor’s art tastes—

    What about using the money to have ETHS students design all future art in Evanston ?

    Or use the money instead to present the various arts programs in the schools people in the city say we need—I'm not talking about the Noyes Center or any of the subsidized training so people can [or they at least think] become Hollywood or Broadway stars.

    Government funds [i.e. taxpayer hard earned cash] should not be used to support the supposed arts taste of a few.  This is more so when the vastly overpriced 'art' the city has paid for in the past.

    Nothing proves this more than the gushing over John Cage that NU has promoted and apparrently some in the community can't see 'the emperor has no clothes.'  Spike Jones did the same thing years ago for humor and he knew it was humor not 'high art.'  Or look at the unbelievable prices paid for 'colored squares' or other 'important art.'

    If donors want to pay for it [and make the public look at it daily], take them aside and suggest they donate to the poor.  Hopefully the tax plan out of Washington will not allow 'charity deductions' for donations to the 'arts' [esp. where they just want their names attached to exhibits or buildings] but will restrict it to, as the name says, charity.

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