As I mentioned in Metatalk I have been taking pictures of all NYC's subway art. Another Mefite expressed interest in joining me one day. Maybe you'd like to join me too? Perhaps we can all check out some Bronx art? There's a lot of it and it's far away from where I live. I would try other boroughs too though; please let me know what interests you! I am flexible on dates but maybe we should wait for nicer weather.
The challenge is to make the worst piece of art in the allotted time. Worst art pieces will be rewarded with unconstructive criticism, guffaws and prizes. Plus bragging rights. Hosted by Converge Denver and Denver Public Library. All supplies provided. [more inside]
Let's go on a stroll, discover all the bees and find a pub to get stuck into.
Wild in Art and Manchester City Council are bringing all of Manchester’s communities together for Bee in the City – a stunning public art trail of over 100 individually designed giant Bee sculptures. Crafted by regional professional and emerging artists, it will weave its way across the city during the summer of 2018. There are also 131 Little Bees on display, designed by local schools, nurseries and youth groups. It’s free, it’s fun, it’s fascinating – and it will be in Manchester from 23 July – 23 September 2018.[more inside]
MAYBES: Text me for address if you don't have it and decide to come. Five ten two eighty two sixty one twenty. Hey folks, I plan to make a big pot of soup in hopes that local MeFites from the greater SF Bay Area will show up for a late lunch to converse and, if they like, also do a little sewing (I will be mending a few things) or a little crafting or a little colouring or simply hanging out. [more inside]
Want to see the most famous lighting display in the nation? Then come to the historic Mission Inn in Riverside for the Festival Of Lights! [more inside]
Is anyone else (besides me) going to Ars Electronica, 4-8 September in Linz, Austria? (Or anyone living in the area for a meetup?)
Let's go to Watts Towers! The Watts Towers structure consists of seventeen major sculptures of steel, covered with mortar and embellished by decorative finishings of mosaic tiles, glass, clay, shells, and rock. This folk art employs assemblage construction. There are three tall spires, several small towers, two walls, gazebo, patio, ship, and other structures. In addition to the towers, the The Watts Towers Arts Center is the home of International Ethnic Instrument Collection consisting of 144 primarily non-western instruments collected from around the world. Watts Towers on Wikipedia [more inside]
After having so much fun at the recent Spaceship Endeavour! meetup, I thought I'd propose a similar venture to one of our grand LA art museums,
choice and date TBD. UPDATE 5/4: It looks as if LACMA on June 1st will work out well for most. [more inside]