Florida’s Artis—Naples asks public for input on campus improvements

Posted on: March 2, 2017

“Perhaps you’d like a garden at Artis—Naples solely for installation art. Tell it,” writes Harriet Howard Heithaus in Monday’s (2/27) Naples News (Florida). “Free noontime chamber music concerts … may be on your wish list…. Or maybe you simply want more, closer parking. Just say what you want. A community forum at 5:30 p.m. March 9 in Hayes Hall will welcome all ideas for the venue’s 8½ acres as part of its ‘Future Forward’ campaign to keep Artis—Naples abreast of evolving cultural needs.” Artis—Naples is the home of the Naples Philharmonic and houses the Baker Museum. “Artis—Naples CEO and President Kathleen van Bergen said … the public can fill out a brief online survey … beginning March 9…. Those who attend the forum March 9, however, will meet the New York firm of Weiss/Manfredi, which Artis—Naples has retained to create its master plan.… Weiss/Manfredi has made its name rethinking areas such as the perimeters of the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, which is becoming a cultural arts district, and designing the Olympic Sculpture Park in Seattle…. The master plan is expected to be ready by early summer.”

Posted March 2, 2017