CEC Artslink presents Publicly Creative: A Public Art Workshop. Public art is a fast-growing discipline with many unexplored opportunities for artists and communities. This workshop is a hands-on intensive introduction to the field, outlining resources, logistics, opportunities, and examples of successful collaborations. Recognizing artistic initiative as a valuable asset and a catalyst for a dialogue and transformation, we will explore how site-specific collaborations in varied cultural, geographic and political areas can influence business, social awareness and economic development. Encouraging close inspection of the particular issues faced by a specific New York community chosen by the participants, the workshop and the resulting public art work(s) will provide a unique platform for the participants and the public to explore and appropriate the city’s landscapes.
May 16, 2011
So I spent this weekend making i [ ] u postcards using different papers and printing methods (stamp, lino cut and stencil). I wanted the cards to be 'gender neutral' and to have an aged feeling as well as a handmade feel. I selected papyrus, two heavy wood type rice papers and a drawing paper which I stained with tea.
After printing, I went back in and adding subtle detailing to each card by burning and using florescent markers, pencil, gold paint and chalk pastels. I'm excited that no two postcards are the same. My plan is to install small stacks of them in a local library (there is one really close to CEC that I'm thinking of..) as well as a few independent bookstores. I also thought of the post office but I'm afraid they may have two many federal restrictions : (
I'll post again when I have some addresses. Looking forward to seeing your projects!
Posted by ruby