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Mini-Golf as Public Art (and Course Credit) at the University of Minnesota, Part III

  For this year’s Artist-Designed Mini Golf course we invited the University of Minnesota Art Department to design and build two of the holes. The course, led by professor Chris Larson, was tasked with developing several designs to present  to a panel of Walker curators.  The class was asked to document their process leading up to the […]

 

For this year’s Artist-Designed Mini Golf course we invited the University of Minnesota Art Department to design and build two of the holes. The course, led by professor Chris Larson, was tasked with developing several designs to present  to a panel of Walker curators.  The class was asked to document their process leading up to the opening of the course. Here is the third entry in their mini-golf journal.

Saturday, March 16- Saturday, March 23

SPRING BREAAAAK!

It was that time of the year where we, as students, with the little remaining free time we have as youngin’s, could go travel, take a break, and plan fun events. We could even nap the whole time. However, for most of us it meant more time to further assemble the Ames Room and set up more orders for the Mega golf structure. This week was golden for us: it gave us more time to focus and work, work, WORK. At the same time there was free food involved, so hey, why not?! The Ames Room was being assembled; its walls were attached to the floor and it was starting to come into its own.

Tuesday, March 26

We continued our progress with the Ames Room by applying the floor coverings to the main frame. The Ames porch was still developing, the Mega golf interior parts were almost complete, and the hubs (made by Andrew at his studio) were almost ready to be picked up. I can’t say this enough to describe the effort of our group: werk it, guys!

Thursday, March 28

Back in the workroom we picked up where we left off. Luckily, Jesika and Candice brought in treats! We never stay hungry in the UMN crew. After our brief discussion, we sent two of our members to go pick up the hubs at Andrew’s studio and the rest of us went to work on various other things that needed to be done. There was so much production going on that we completely lost track of time and soon class was over. We cleaned up, assembled and organized what we needed to continue working next class, and we were set. Meanwhile, our two hub grabbers are still missing… Oh well, I hope they’re okay!

More to come soon.