Friday Roundup: Back In The USSR Edition

Happy Friday, and welcome to another edition of the Site Specific public art news roundup.

September has finally arrived and immediately brought everything I love about it: days off work, cool thunderstorms, Oktoberfest beers, and contentious neighborhood civic meetings. Plus, the sound of kids laughing on their way home from school has replaced that soundtrack-to-psychosis ice cream truck jingle outside my window, a definite upgrade.

And now to the roundup:

After the death of an artist, what happens to their planned public work?

The Wall Street Journal on José Parlá’s success both on city walls and inside galleries.

A photographer documents quiet, artful bus stops in the former USSR, via Russia Insider.

Voice of San Diego chats with Christine Jones, the city’s new Commissioner for Arts and Culture.

PBS on Ghana Think Tank‘s new anti-racist street sign project.

“No art? In a city like Santa Fe? Surely not.”