Louisville School of Art
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Ogden discussed several public art projects that she developed with students from her community art class at Spalding University. The Memorial Park project was a multi-year project taking place over several semesters. Ogden details the individual art installations within the park including Strata, The Seasons, Creating Communities: Nature and the Inner City, the amphitheatre, and relief medallions. Includes brief history of architechtural pieces (bell, fountain and columns) which preceded the public art project and remained in the park. She discusses the value of community input prior to embarking on public art projects, and engaging community members in creating art. Ogden also discusses the mozaic mural project at the Metro Louisville Department of Corrections. She details the project's origin and how the design was developed with input from inmates, families, and correctional officers. Spalding University art students also collaborated on this project. Ogden notes several instances of community groups invited into the art making process. Throughout the interview, Ogden discusses the importance of public art to reflect the community's needs, narratives, and creativity.