Street Smart Art
As the Diva of the Olympia Dumpster Divers, it is my duty to keep you posted on the recycled art activities of ODD and other re-artists, but I am also interested in green/eco-issues, artsy dolls, and street art.
Mike Pelly from Olympia Green Fuels was interviewed on the Frugal Yankee Radio Show about bio-diesel.
One of my favorite doll makers (okay, so he calls them “action figures,” really, what is the diff?!), Mike Leavitt of Intuition Kitchen Productions, is praised by Regina Hackett on Art to Go here
Beth Miller, formerly of Seattle’s Street Smart Art, just lent me “Getting Up: Subway Graffiti in New York” by Craig Castleman (1982). And Suzanne sent me a link to the New York Times article Walls of Art for Everyone, but Made Not Just By Anyone, which is about graffiti artists in 2007 complaining about their art work being included in a book about graffiti without their consent. There’s also a streetsy.com flickr discussion of the NY Times article HERE
If you only have time to go to one street art blog, Wooster Collective is the place to be; check out DAve’s Explains Street Style and then let’s start a project like this in Oly!
But if you want to see what is happening at the Oly Free Wall, then go see Chaney here or enpen here and here.
I just taking a break back home in Montana for a bit and I wanted to thank you again for your hospitality and for keeping up such a great blog…see ya soon.
Funny, I was just down at Percival Landing by Bayview and a lady was snapping pics of the little one person sail boat that was so blissfully floating around Budd Bay, she explained that she was from Montana, where they don’t have this kind of thing! So enjoy whatever you DO have in MT, Happy Solstice, and hope to see you around some time soon, until then, love, etc Ruby