So! Exciting fallout from the Skatepark Art Show: I was contacted by an organizer of the Michigan Roots Jamboree and asked if I'd be interested in doing a LIVE painting(!) The Jamboree is a bluegrass/folk festival in Riverside Park in Ypsilanti, MI that I tried to attend last year. Y'see, I lost the bike trail at some point and got waaaaaay lost before finally giving-up and returning to Ann Arbor, crestfallen and mildly annoyed with myself.
But this year will be different. I will be doing two live paintings on Saturday, August 7th. I'll be on Stage 2 at 7:40pm and again at 9:40pm. The early one will be a collaboration with a friend from the old neighborhood: Cristina Mezuk. The later painting will be done next to a friend from the new neighborhood: Heather Herrera. We'll have ~1 hour to work on a 4'x4' piece of prepared board and then the finished pieces will be auctioned-off. Artist(s) get 80% of the sale!
I'm pretty excited, more than a little nervous, and my head is running through all sorts of ideas. Check it out! I hope you can make it to Ypsi for, what I think will be, a very good time.