I discovered this artist several weeks ago during Viva Street. If you bicycle, cycle or just like their form, check out his bicycle themed jewelry.
“I was inspired by the bicycle. For me, and for many, the bicycle symbolizes a number of things, some prosaic, others, profound. When one considers rising gas prices and the wide implications of oil dependency, witnesses streets and highways choked with cars, the bicycle represents a practical, environmentally and socio-politically beneficial transportation alternative. It’s also a way to stay active, fit, and ready for any bi-o tri-atholon that pops up on my radar at the last minute.
A bicycle represents many things: practicality, courage, adventure, awareness, and joy. A commuter ride during the heat of the day full of encounters with other cyclists creates an entirely different experience than a solitary midnight cruise, accompanied only by the luminescent glow of the moon. While no piece of jewelry can illustrate this, the simplicity of my designs is meant to leave the interpretation up to you and conjure up your favorite memories on your bike.”
To provide a safe and encouraging environment in which the positive spirit of homeless people is nurtured through artistic expression, and to provide them with a source of pride and income through the sale of their work.
Art From the Streets is a volunteer-run program that provides a safe and encouraging place where people who are homeless come to draw, paint, and create during free, twice-weekly open studio sessions. The program culminates each year in the Annual Show and Sale, where participants exhibit and sell their work to the public.
Art from the Streets has been the subject of incredible community support and fascination, including Layton Blaylock’s feature-length documentary, Art from the Streets and inclusion on an episode of KLRU’s Emmy-Award Winning Downtown series
We have two main ways to get involved –
- Our OPEN STUDIO – the heart of Art From the Streets, where people who are homeless come to make art.
- Our ANNUAL SHOW AND SALE, where the art created through the year is displayed for sale to the public and the proceeds go to the artists.
Yes! I’d like to volunteer!
They are No. 178 on this year’s tour. Also tour the studios of gallery founder
Hayley Gillespie (No.177a) and guest artist Gary Kattner (No.177b).
Art.Science.Gallery. is an art gallery and science communication space
featuring art-science fusion of all kinds! Please join us for a group
show of science art for the 2013 WEST Austin Studio Tour
(www.west.bigmedium.org)! You can also try your hand at being creative by making an art-sciencetrading card! Musical performances and more will be announced as the event approaches!
Gallery Location + Hours:
WEST Austin Studio Tour Map No. 178
1904 St. Albans, Austin, TX 78745
April 27- May 5 Daily 11am-6pm
+ by appointment (firstname.lastname@example.org | 512.522.8278)
Celebratory Reception Sunday May 5th 3-6pm
All proceeds from this show benefit our Join Our Evolution
crowd-funding campaign to evolve from a pop-up gallery to a
brick-and-mortar gallery space here in Austin, TX. We have great thank
you gifts for contributors at every level of our campaign at
www.artsciencegallery.com/evolve! Spread the word and we’ll see you