Saturday, June 16, 2007
A couple weeks ago Ji and I arrived here a little jetlagged but excited about being here and working with B’Art: Bishkek Art Center (previously the “City of Artists”). We didn’t know what to expect or what we had to produce. We did know that we would be giving lectures, conducting workshops about public art to young artists who didn’t know anything about public art was. At our first meeting with Shaarbek he expressed the need for a new and fresh identity, collaboration between the young and established artists, a public art project, and a program to encourage the continued growth and development of B’Art: Bishkek Art Center. It all came together in a fantastic event.