Sunday, November 20, 2016

Yarnbombing for the Art Show and Salem Avenue Peace Corridor

It was a glorious day in Dayton and after our tour at the PBS station we all piled into the van and headed down to the corner of Salem Avenue and W Riverview Ave.
Ode to Kehinde Wiley
Ann Rotolante Producer at  The Art Show
Originally Nancy and I were only going to do one installation with the blue butterflies but we decided to do three. Jule and Treva were there to greet us and we thought it would be great if Jule Rastikis installed the butterflies for the Salem Avenue Peace Corridor seeing as he is the president. Don't you love Ann's hair, matches our butterflies. 
One of the most fun parts of doing installations like this is the reaction of people walking by and we got hugs from two people who LOVED the butterflies.  We attached them (err, the butterflies not the two people) to a thin mesh and when the wind blows, and boy does it blow on that corner, they flutter which makes them even more cool.
This is Tiki
who was happy to get one of the butterflies.
Nancy is installing the third craftbomb with Richard the Cameraman aka sweetpea getting an  such an extreme close up I thought the camera would swallow her up. 
To learn a little about the Salem Avenue Peace Corridor check out the video.

and their facebook page.

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Art Show Shenanigans at PBS Dayton

HAH! before we headed out to install the yarnbombs/craftbombs for the Salem Avenue Peace Corridor Nancy and I got to have a tour of the PBS station downtown. I was channeling Morcambe and Wise and Austina Powers, NOT sure what or who Nancy was channeling ;)
Nancy with the Art Show Producer Anne Rotolante
I love how Big Bird is looking at them
as if to say
you crazy birds

Sunday, November 6, 2016

6 Minutes of Fame on the Art Show

Well not quite because it hasn't aired yet BUT the crew from ThinkTV Art Show came out to Yellow Springs to film us.

The Art Show | On Air | ThinkTV

The greater Dayton area is home to a strong, vibrant and thriving arts and cultural community. The Art Show takes a look at the artists and the art scene in and around Dayton. The weekly series presents profiles and features from the worlds of music, theater, dance and art in the Miami Valley along with national arts and cultural highlights.
 They arrived at 8:30am and I must say Richard the Cameraman, John the Sound Guy and Ann Rotolante the Producer made it all very easy
 despite our trepidation. I subjected them to marmite which they graciously ate  without flinching, I was IMPRESSED.
 I did get a bit of the "stink eye" from Richard for taking his pic, like me he prefers to be BEHIND the camera, sorry ;)
9 hours later after filming us at my house, then at Nancy's house and getting a shot of  
mr.plato they were gone.
Nancy and I were plunged back to reality and our normal life of plotting our next move on the arts council fence, tasks for the holiday art jumble, the permanent collection event at Anitoch Midwest, and what day to finish the butterfly piece for the Salem Avenue Peace Corridor installation which will be the final filming done by the Art Show.
Thanks guys
 It was such a pleasure to meet you and work with you. 

I believe it will air in January.
cheers all

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Fence Painting in Yellow Springs

The Yellow  Springs Arts Council has a fabulous wee gallery  located on Corry Street but it's set back off the street and people often don't notice it. Nancy has been itching to paint the fence to the left of the gallery for years with something eyecatching. We finally got around to it and it's definitely eye catching and most definately out of my comfort zone colourwise. But we work with what we have and thanks to a dear donor (you know who you are ♥) we were able to buy primer and black/white paint.  
 So for several days with have been busting our backsides trying to get this done before the weather get's too cold, This is the fence halfway done, and I think it's definitely  Eye catching, right?
I don't think anyone can walk past the arts council and NOT notice this,lol!