Art in Public Places Kingston Panel: Policy, Production & Preservation, Market Square Amphitheatre (rain location Artillery Park Meeting Room A) Thursday 7 June, 7 pm Public art can define a city. It has the potential to enrich quality of life, activate urban spaces, and reflect a sense of shared identity by revealing natural, social, and historic civic contexts. With a particular focus on the Visual Arts, panelists Annalee Adair, Janet M. Brooke, Stuart Keeler and Colin Wiginton will consider key aspects involved in the production and consumption of public art: policy, presentation and preservation. Annalee Adair is the Manager of Community Engagement and Education at the City of Kingston, Janet Brooke is the Director of the Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Stuart Keeler is a curator, writer and artist, and Colin Wiginton is the Manager of Kingston`s Cultural Services Department. Since contemporary public art includes a dynamic variety of work – from permanent to temporary (earthworks and land art, graffiti and street art, artistic interventions and transient actions), panelists will also consider the role of the artist in today’s urban environment. APP or Art in Public Places Kingston presents six concurrent public art installations at various sites throughout Kingston. Presenting three Kingston-based artists, and three artists exhibiting nationally the project anticipates the City of Kingston’s development of a Public Art Policy and takes spectacle as its theme—examining spectacle as device and phenomena. APP Kingston is curated by xcurated curatorial collective (Jocelyn Purdie, Riva Symko and Matthew Hills). For further information go to xcurated.ca/app-kingston, follow @xcurated on twitter, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. APP Kingston is grateful for the support of Union Gallery, the City of Kingston and the Kingston Arts Council through the City of Kingston Arts Fund. xcurated further acknowledges community partners including Anna Lane Downtown Condos, the Swamp Ward Window Project, Cataraqui Centre, the Cataraqui Region Conservation Authority, and Tourism Kingston.