The Artist Using Playful Designs to Reimagine Public Space in the Twin Cities

The Artist Using Playful Designs to Reimagine Public Space in the Twin Cities

By William Harrison
An artist’s interactive public work fosters unity in Minnesota.

While working her "dream job" as an artist-in-residence for Public Art Saint Paul in Minnesota, Amanda Lovelee has seized her chance to pursue civic-minded projects that use the city as a canvas. Urban Flower Field, a statement on inner-city agriculture, entailed reworking the previously vacant Pedro Park into a sloping garden featuring 96 biodiverse flower beds and a vibrant mural designed by artists Ed Charbonneau and Jeremy Szopinski.

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