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Practice : Winter 2010
mccormick gallery exhibits Finding Meaning in Place An exhibition and panel discussion presented as a par t of the College’s multidisciplinar y focus on urban landscapes. Finding Meaning in Place, a fall e xhibition in McCormick Gallery, investigated the dynamic relationship bet ween landscape architects, a rtists, a nd the communities they s er ve. This exhibition presented the work of designers who respond to site, cu lture, a nd history, to cre ate works that make e vident their coll aboration with communi- ties a nd sites . The c ollege presented this e xhibition a s a part of its multidisciplinary focus on urban landscapes, in conjunction with a panel discussion that examined the interface bet ween public a rtists, designers a nd communities. Panelists included MikYoung Kim, landscape architect and Principal; Dennis Kois, Executive Director DeC ordova Museum; BAC President Ted Landsmark; Ross Miller, Sculptor/Artist; and Mary Smith, Principal Planner for the City of Quincy. Mikyoung Kim, landscape architect, creates a place of gathering and discovery in her ChonGae Sourc e Point Park in Seoul, Korea. Through her practice and a ca demic tea ching, s he merges different disciplines of design; la ndscape, architecture, sculpture, and graphic design, to explore new parameters for the making of land architecture. Mikyoung holds a masters degree in landscape architec- ture from the Harvard Graduate School of Design, a nd a Bachelor s degree in Sculpture and Music from Oberlin College and Con ser vatory. Her re cent studios include: Sonic Structure: The Architect ure of Contrapuntal Music; Liquid Zone: The Charles River Basin; FALL happening: Ritual in Landscape; and Drawing as Process: Speculative Acts. Charles Anderson, a licensed Landscape Architect with over 20 years of experienc e, has completed diverse project s ranging from neighborhood parks, to Ne w York ’s American Museum of Natural History. Much of his work is concentrated in the Pacific R im including the Pacific Northwest a nd China . Mu seum and cultura l institution work is a key intere st of his , which include s works such a s the visitor c enters at Mount St. Helens; the Seattle Art Museum’s Olympic Sculpture Park; and Anchorage Museum of History and Art Expansion Project. Ross Miller is a visual artist with many completed works in New England, whose sculptural work integrates art into the public landscape. Through site-ba sed, history inspired projects, his work reinforce s community identity in outdoor space s, a nd create s places for private refle ction within public environments. Miller earned his undergraduate degree in Visual and Environmental Studies at Har vard University. This McCormick Gallery exhibition is linked to a Public A rt intensive course, sponsored by the BAC’s School of Landscape Architect ure, t aught by Ross Miller. A related exhibition in the BAC’s Stankowicz gallery celebrated the Summer 2009 public a rt inventory of Edward Ingersoll Browne Fund projects, c ompleted by Boston Youth Fund Teen s and Federal Work Study students this past summer, as a part of the School of Landscape Architecture’s ongoing c ommunity outreach and training program. NEWsWoRThy ] Finding Meaning in PlaCe mccormick galler y chong ae c anal Restoration project, s eoul, korea mikyoung kim design 15 pRacTIcE