Thank you SO much to all who have contributed to #MatchMyGrantsForMyBirthday ♥️ Thank you Cati, Mami, Mercedes, Leito, Francisco, Anabelle, Heather!! You’re the seed of this effort. .
This is one of the projects that YOU are helping make a reality on my birthday!! I still have a ways to go to meet my goal. As some of you know I received a Regional Artist Project Grant from the @avlartscouncil [Asheville Area Arts Council] to help launch #LivingSectionRetrospectiveOfMyFertility on a traveling exhibit. 😱😄 YES!! Thanks! The purchase of one of “My House Is Incomplete” originals at $1000 will “BANG!” match that grant of $800* and help me with that goal. There are other options [see the perks in the GoFund me link] It’s a win win!! I have various great gifts for you for your part in helping me make this happen! .
You will find the links to all of this through the GoFund me link on my bio. [To those who don’t know where that is, it’s by my photo in the circle at the top of my feed of images]
The closest i'll ever be to the moon ~ A magical night of stargazing, moonlight meditation, astronomy talks + immersive multi-channel soundtrack that incl. the Apollo 11 playlist. #MuseumoftheMoon
Moon sculpture by @lukejerramartist
"By the end of 2020, a new monument will rise at the Ocean Avenue entrance to Prospect Park. Titled "Our Destiny, Our Democracy", the monument, initiated by She Built NYC, will publicly memorialize Shirley Chisholm—the first black woman to serve in Congress. Of the 150 statues of public figures in the city, only five are currently dedicated to women. The new memorial, designed by Chicago-based Amanda Williams and Brooklyn-based Olalekan Jeyifous, will exemplify Chisholm’s dynamism as it offers different viewing perspectives to park-goers. As this sixth female monument for the city is being completed, She Built NYC will also be giving form to four other statues in different boroughs: Billie Holiday in Queens, Elizabeth Jennings Graham in Manhattan, Dr. Helen Rodríguez Trías in the Bronx, and Katherine Walker in Staten Island. #OculusMag#SheBuiltNYC#architecture#design#ProspectPark#ShirleyChisholm#art#design#publicart#sculpture#monument "
Thanks to @melvillecityartsandevents for all the support and to everyone who came along! We well and truly smashed it out - 100m2 (roughly) and it's all been blocked in with colour! Only a few touch ups to go and then the linework 💪
More than anything thanks to those who came and had a chat (whether you painted or not). One of my favourite things is getting great feedback on the job. I love hearing people's thoughts and responses - especially when they point out something that I had specifically tried to achieve. I also love seeing people's faces when they go away looking like they had taken something positive, nostalgic, curious or inspirational from the experience. That's what it's all for 🥰 I also reeaallly love it when people give ME something extra to take away from my own artwork.
Every job I do in this field always has its moments or people who are not always fully on board with the program, or don't find street art (or just my art) to their own taste, and I know I'm never going to please everyone. But just wanted to let you all know that all the lovely things that you say mean mountains 🧡 Sometimes all the self-confidence in the world can't drown out the niggling doubts - but your support absolutely can. So thanks for loving this little artist and opening your minds to a little magic ✨
I'll be back for the next few days to finish this baby off - there's no more community painting sessions but feel free to come say hi!
okay y’all you need to get over to the @unlvmuseum to see “connective tissue” by @alonglastname because it’s aesthetically DELICIOUS & celebrates womxn & science & knowledge & creativity & vulnerability & ALL THE GOOD THINGS!! 🧬🔬when i first stopped drinking i had a really hard time socializing. parties were difficult because usually it meant people asking me why i wasn’t drinking...going to the theater or a movie was hard because you had to stay until the end (and i’m an irish goodbye kinda person...especially if i’m struggling) and meeting up for dinner was hard too because most restaurants at that time had terrible n/a options. then i discovered art openings & receptions. yes there was often a small amount of alcohol being offered HOWEVER because we were all celebrating & viewing the artwork...no one ever asked why i wasn’t drinking. and unlike a play or movie...there was no requirement to stay the whole time! when i was ready to sneak out...i could! PLUS it introduced me to so many new people & ideas & i always left inspired. if you’re new to sobriety...i encourage you to get curious. try new things. you may find it opens you up to a beautiful community you could have never imagined ❤️✨ #sobriety#recovery#soberinvegas#dtlv#unlv#publicart#alcoholfree#teetotaler#womxn#mocktails#explorevegas#mentalhealth#soberoctober#vegaslocal#eatmoreart#eatmoreartvegas#vegasculture
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Just over a year ago we began working with community members from East San Antonio to gather input for the design of a new public park which would feature several art elements including sculpture, mosaic murals and custom mosaic seating walls.
After numerous meetings with city planners, landscape designers, architects, engineers, contractors and community stakeholders our amazing team of artists translated the input from the community into works of art that will leave a legacy in East San Antonio for generations to come.
Here are a few photos and videos from yesterday's dedication.
Of course, it was fulfilling to see the completion of a project that took over a year to design, fabricate and install but the most delicious part of the day was seeing all the smiles on the faces of the children and the Seniors as they witnessed their vision for their own community fulfilled.
Another special element of the park is the honoring of two historical figures, Phillis Wheatley and Ira Aldridge. Both of these individuals contributed to the greatness of American culture and we are proud to use our artistic and creative abilities to highlight the history and heritage of their individual legacies.
Thanks to the San Antonio Housing Authority for the vision to use public art and green space to redevelop East Meadows and transform the old housing project into a beautiful affordable housing complex.
Extra special thanks to my team of artists for bringing the community's vision to life. I could not do this work with out you.
This is just another example of how we put the public in public art.
This character originally came about as a children's book illustration. When applying to the NEON District's open call for murals, I decided to throw my hat in the ring with a new approach. Ultimately, I wanted to test a mural design that was mid-narrative. When you turn a corner in an alleyway, coming across something bright, bold, and incredibly awkward-- with no context. A moment to create the rest of the story, before and after, for yourself. I cannot thank the City of Norfolk enough for their INCREDIBLE hospitality and for being so hands down lovely to work with. Not only do they communicate extremely well, do everything they say they'll do, and pay on time . . . They literally put me up in a free apartment for the week while I was painting (complete with complimentary Stella, Chardonnay, and Pellegrino!! What??). Shout out to Rachel @neonnfk for being a killer on the ground project manager! For any artists out there thinking about public art, I highly recommend submitting to the NEON District open bid next year. 5 out of 5 Dentists recommend 😁 Here's the finished mural located on Magazine Lane near Commune in the NEON District in Norfolk, VA. "Chameleon on Rollerskates"
@insta_grems — из тех художников, про которых обычно говорят «неудержимый». Два основных его творческих направления, визуальное искусство и музыка, развиваются параллельно и сочетаются в неожиданном, но широко известном уникальном стиле.
Чрезвычайно активная и продуктивная, деятельность Grems делает его резюме похожим на сборник «Война и мир»: 6 сольных альбомов, 8 релизов в сотрудничестве с Klub sandwich, Disiz, Rouges à Lèvre, Olympe, PMPDJ, Foreign Beggars, 15 музыкальных видео, несколько персональных выставок, показанных по всему миру, включая Пекин, Перт, Севилью, Мексику, Лондон, Париж, Марсель, и бесчисленное количество муралов, в том числе в лондонском центре Southbank, центре Помпиду. Наконец, сотрудничество с Skullcandy, Nike, Swatch, Asics, Converse, Scott и Sixpack. Ему даже удалось найти время для создания Ussle, собственного бренда одежды.
Окончив самую академическую французскую художественную школу Les Beaux Arts, Grams сразу начал ломать границы и проводить параллели между визуальными и звуковыми приемами, которые до этого нельзя было представить. Он — первый француский эмси, который начал сочетать хип-хоп биты с хаусом, и сотрудничал с самыми яркими представителями сцены: Simbad, Son of kick, Machinedrum, Opolopo, At Jazz.
Руководствуясь своими грубыми интуитивными приемами, Grems постоянно находит новые подходы создания нового взгляда на мир. Художник, никогда не сидящий на месте и всегда выдвигающий новые идеи, рефлексирует на тему духа времени, чтобы привести нас к новым этапам развития общества.