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University of Akron's Art Bomb Brigade to unveil its second mural at Chill
The Art Bomb Brigade, a community arts program run by the University of Akron's Myer's School of Art, will unveil its second mural at Chill, Akron's gourmet ice cream shop. AKRON, Ohio -- The University of Akron's Art Bomb Brigade is putting the finishing touches on an ultra contemporary mural at Chill, Akron's new gourmet ice cream shop. The work will be unveiled Sunday, Sept. 11, at 11 a.m. during the Akron Farm and Flea Market at 51 East Market and Maiden Lane in Akron. The market runs 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event features music by local musicians ZACH and the Fourons. Local food, fare and craft vendors will also be available. The Chill mural is being painted by university alumni artists Rosa Maille, Matt Miller, David Pluck, Leah Prischak, Francisca Ugalde and Ryan Weiss. The artists are working with the illustrator and skateboarder, Jay Croft, an Akron native. Croft is a longtime zine creator, blogger, painter and designer, as well as the visual merchandiser for VANS "OFF THE WALL" shoes. "Art Bomb works to bring together Akronites, teachers, artist, and community organizations to create positive change in our city," said Art Bomb director and university associate professor of art education, Elisa Gargarella, in a news release. "Art Bomb serves as a model to the region for how public art can transform communities into more sustainable, more creative, more economically rich and more culturally engaged places to live and work." Art Bomb is a community arts program run by the university's Myers School of Art. The group was awarded a 2016 Knight Arts Challenge to impact the community through murals created by art students, university alumni and local artists. Art Bomb's first major mural was created at the Downtown Akron Laundromat on South Main Street this past summer.
4 points by The Plain Dealer | Art Visual arts Arts Music Ohio Local food University of Akron
Atlanta Falcons’ massive new statue is ridiculous in every sense
When you enter the home of the Atlanta Falcons, you will root for the Falcons, dammit. With ownership set to unveil the team’s new $1.5 billion stadium in 2017, fans should prepare not for shiny turf nor high-tech screens but a massive piece of metal. In one year, Atlanta taxpayers, who contributed more than $200 million to the...
468 points by New York Post | Atlanta Falcons Art Arthur Blank Visual arts Property Atlanta National Football League Vice President of the United States
How graffiti, neon signs and Pee-Chee folders taught artist Patrick Martinez to see Los Angeles
Graffiti taught Patrick Martinez how to look at Los Angeles. As a teen, the born-and-bred Angeleno joined his brother and friends on frequent graffiti runs, tagging up bits of municipal infrastructure and old industrial sites. Martinez says that much of what he produced in those days was rather...
310 points by Los Angeles Times | Art Pasadena California Los Angeles Fine art The Work Neon Visual arts Aesthetics
Lone Mountain-area utility boxes to become lively works of art through latest installation of Zap! project
In an effort to help beautify the northwest Las Vegas Valley, Clark County officials are seeking local artists to paint utility boxes.
38 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | Art Las Vegas Nevada Arts Visual arts Art critic Las Vegas metropolitan area Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area Nevada
Artisan alert: Mt. Washington fair to feature jewelry, ceramics, even pillows
Shop for ceramics, jewelry, housewares and more at Mt. Washington Made, an annual craft fair composed of neighborhood talent to be held Saturday at Mt. Washington Elementary School. The event includes colorful pottery by Pauline Wolstencroft, shown above, as well as Tracy Wilkinson, Mt. Washington...
516 points by Los Angeles Times | Visual arts Sale Decorative arts Elementary school Craft Artisan Sales Primary school
Downtown Aurora Visual Arts stretches out into larger space, readies for upcoming exhibition
Downtown Aurora Visual Art grows its participation for middle school and high schools students and stretches out into a more flowing, conducive art space.
16 points by The Denver Post | Visual arts Art Fine art Graphic design Art education Film Conceptual art Aurora Illinois