HI Boys & Girls(or Girls and Boys) You know what time it is! Lafayette Bicycle scavenger hunt is just around the corner and its time to start scheduling off of work and get ready for a BikeTaculer time!
This Year’s bicycle scavenger hunt is the 8th year and it’s clear that we aren’t going anywhere!
Grabs your well oiled machines, lights, friends, best piece of pictuyre takin’ equipment and come on down to (address) at (date) (time) .
This year we will announce winners in the week following the hunt.
This is a fundraiser for non profits.
Here’s a few rules and tips for this year’s 2013 bicycle scavenger hunt ! For those of you familiar with the event there are a few changes to ensure that everyone has a great time!
With an idea of creating something out of nothing, loaded up on coffee, cheap beer and Ramen, we have Aramenation. Artist spanning across the country, from California, Missouri, Texas, and of course Louisiana are coming together to create art for the sake of “creating art.” This isn’t an art market, or a gallery exhibit. Come prepared to see large pieces, rocked on the spot by painters, graffiti writers, printers, illustrators, and biker art school teachers, outside, with a beer in your hand and some of the dopest producers on the 404. This is a free event, coming straight out of the pockets of artists, simply for the sake of taking it back to the roots. Grimy, sweaty, no supply art-making with the music on full blast. If buying decorative paintings at art markets is your thing, stay home. If you only check out art shows because you think chics will think your “intellectual,” pick up a book. Artist and viewers alike be ready to smell the fumes and get your Urban Outfitters dress dirty.
You can do your part by helping sponsor a starving artist with a $5 donation. We will provide you with a photo of your artist, along with the satisfaction that one less artist is off the streets, and able to express him/herself
August 10, 2013 at Freetown studios is located on 421 convent St. Lafayette, LA 70501
Admission is free but we will be accepting $5 donations.
Free Alcohol but feel free to bring whatever you’d like.
artists for this event include:
Johnathan J.J Wilson
Omari Hasim Cato
AF the Naysayer
Do you have a great business idea that will generate income, and you need just a little seed money to get it started? If so, you may be eligible for our Economic Opportunity Fund.
The goal of the EOF grant program is to provide small seed grants (max of $2,500) to small cultural nonprofits, cultural businesses and individual cultural workers to create a new stream of income that will be self-sustaining over the long term.
We do not fund:
regular business expenses
program expense for nonprofits.
We do fund:
ideas for you to do something that is unique to you and that will earn you extra cash.
For questions or clarification, please call or email us. We will be happy to help you determine if you are eligible for our program and if your idea qualifies for our funding. Also, we will host online webinars that will walk you through through the actual application, so be on the lookout for those dates.
The deadline for the 2013 Economic Opportunity Fund grant round is Friday August 30, 2013 at 5 p.m. This is a hard deadline, the online system will not accept applications after this time. Applications will be made available online by July 1, 2013. All applications must be submitted online.
We will be publishing links to applications, updates and webinar dates on our website, our Facebook page and in coming newsletters, so keep an eye out!
LCEF Cultural License Plate Contest Guidelines
LCEF is calling all Louisiana artists to submit designs for our Cultural License Plate Contest!
A bill was signed into law by Governor Jindal in June 2013 to create a special license plate for Louisiana Cultural Economy Foundation. Representative Stephen Ortego co-authored the bill along with Senator Karen Carter Peterson and was instrumental in helping to get it passed.
“The cultural economy is the largest employing industry in Louisiana. It was an honor to carry legislation to help Louisiana Cultural Economy Foundation in its mission to help cultural entrepreneurs in Louisiana,” said Representative Ortego. Senator Peterson stated, “Protecting and promoting our cultural economy in Louisiana is key to our collective economic health. I’m proud to support the mission of Louisiana Cultural Economy Foundation as they strive to preserve our unique heritage and the people that continue to carry the flame.” Sales of the new license plate will provide operating support for Louisiana Cultural Economy Foundation.
LCEF is calling all Louisiana artists to submit an original design that best expresses Louisiana’s unique culture to feature on the new license plate. Whether the focus is art, music, food, architecture, or some combination, the design should speak to our state’s vibrant heritage and culture.
The Winner Will Receive:
$250 Cash Prize
Two complimentary Patron Tickets to LA Fête Louisiane November 2, 2013. ($300 value)
Public relations opportunities
Your artwork featured on a Louisiana license plate!
The deadline for submissions is Friday, August 9, 2013.
Please download and read the Cultural License Plate Rules and Guidelines first.
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Download: “Cultural License Plate Rules and Guidelines” (432.4 KiB)
Download: “License Plate Template” (97.2 KiB)
Ready to submit your design?
Working on a new project at Freetown Studios with Pat Phillips and Johnathan Wilson. If you happen to work on live painting projects and mural work send me a link to your work.
Looking for serious/working artist, interesting in working on live painting projects of their choice. This isn’t an “art fair”, but artist coming together, creating large pieces and showing off their techniques and processes. There’s no restraint on subject matter, but we’re definitely looking for interesting, conceptual, and cool pieces to keep the party going. I will fill anyone in on more details if they are interested via message. Also, please link me your site, or w/e it is you use as your portfolio @ freetown studios on Facebook. Happening takes place 8.10.13.
Come stop in for the class or a free demo!
Starts at 6pm; 421 E. Convent Street @ Freetown Studios!
This process is super quick and fun for novices and professionals alike!
A lil history i copied and pasted from wikipedia:
Monotyping is a type of printmaking made by drawing or painting on a smooth, non-absorbent surface. The surface, or matrix, was historically a copper etching plate, but in contemporary work it can vary from zinc or glass to acrylic glass. The image is then transferred onto a sheet of paper by pressing the two together, usually using a printing-press. Monotypes can also be created by inking an entire surface and then, using brushes or rags, removing ink to create a subtractive image, e.g. creating lights from a field of opaque colour. The inks used may be oil based or water based. With oil based inks, the paper may be dry, in which case the image has more contrast, or the paper may be damp, in which case the image has a 10 percent greater range of tones.
Monotyping produces a unique print, or monotype; most of the ink is removed during the initial pressing. Although subsequent reprintings are sometimes possible, they differ greatly from the first print and are generally considered inferior. These prints from the original plate are called “ghost prints.” A print made by pressing a new print onto another surface, effectively making the print into a plate, is called a “cognate”. Stencils, watercolor, solvents, brushes, and other tools are often used to embellish a monotype print. Monotypes can be spontaneously executed and with no previous sketch.
3/4-3/6 (Mon-Wed) 6-9pm
Intro to Relief & Monotype
3/11-3/13 (Mon-Wed) 6-9pm
Intro to Relief & Monotype
3/17/-19 (Mon-Wed) 6-9pm
Intro to Monotype
3/25-3/27 (Mon-Wed) 6-9pm
Intro to Silkscreening
All classes $75 includes materials.
For more info call 337-501-0368
421 E. Convent St. (Behind Bruce’s Scooters)
Or you can sign up for a special projects class with me and we will work around your schedule:)