2014 Arts In The Park Recap

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On Saturday, we spent the entire afternoon and part of the evening selling new LoveMoney shirts while taking in the diverse sights and sounds at the 2014 Arts In The Park event that was held in Roxbury’s Malcolm X Park. While a basketball tournament was underway next to the festivities, throngs of people came to join a celebration of creativity that included artists creating new pieces right on the spot. In addition to us, multiple vendors were selling apparel (shout out to Mayan, Eddie, and the rest of the Kulturez crew), food (Thanks to Twins & Friends and more), and artwork. There were also musical performances and a forum of discussion that included interviews with some of the artists in attendance.

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We’d like to extend our thanks to James Pierre for organizing the event. The day was long, but the experience was extremely enjoyable and we look forward to the next one.

-The LoveMoney Team

Wax Figurines Of Characters From Breaking Bad

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Brothers Trevor and Troy Grove teamed up to create a collection of wax figurines based on the wildly popular crime drama Breaking Bad. Walt, Jesse, and several other key characters in AMC’s groundbreaking series have been recreated as miniatures that stand approximately 5″-6″ tall. Currently a work in progress, Trevor and Troy have provided photoshop composites to give an idea of what the completed wax sculptures will look like once color has been applied.

-The LoveMoney Team

Banksy In New York

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Last year, acclaimed street artist Banksy visited New York City, bringing with him his signature creativity and cultural critiques for a month long residency in October. Writer and photographer Ray Mock has compiled a first hand account of the citywide exhibition with his new book Banksy In New York, charting not just the art itself but the very experience of exploring the streets of the Big Apple for each of his pieces. Comprised of over 120 photos and illustrations of what was produced during this period, the book is excellent reading material for any fans of Banksy and his unique brand of street art. Limited to just 2,000 units, Banksy In New York can now be purchased through the online shop of Carnage.

-The LoveMoney Team

Junior Fritz Jacquet Turns Toilet Paper Rolls Into Funny Faces

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The cardboard tubes that lie at the core of toilet paper rolls have been turned into a collection of comically expressive faces by French artist Junior Fritz Jacquet. Entitled Masks and comprised of 40 different creations, this series is the result of Jacquet folding each of the tubes and finally coating them with shellac and various pigments.

You can view more of his work here.

-The LoveMoney Team

MMMM Creates A Bus Stop You Can’t Miss

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The city of Baltimore has collaborated with Spanish art collective MMMM on an imaginative new bus stop that uses the benches to spell out the word “BUS.” Each of them standing 14 feet tall, these sculptures are the latest result of the city’s TRANSIT – Creative Placemaking with Europe in Baltimore program, an intiative that commissions European artists to channel their talents into fun and unique projects that contribute to urban renewal in Baltimore.

The “BUS” stop is located on S. East Avenue in Highlandtown.

-The LoveMoney Team 

The Consumer By Shok-1

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One of the most recognizable icons in the world of video games, Pac-Man is the quintessential addict, driven by an insatiable appetite for pellets and fruit that he collects while attempting to elude deadly foes in hot pursuit. This mad hunger is the basis for The Consumer, a new piece created in Hamburg, Germany by London-based street artist Shok-1, whose artwork consists of translucent illustrations that look like x-rays.

-The LoveMoney Team

 

Tibetan Monks Use Grains Of Sand To Create Art

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Located in India, the Drepung Loseling Monastery is home to a group of Tibetan monks who travel the world promoting world peace by creating amazingly detailed mandalas, Hindu and Buddhist symbols that represent the universe. Beginning with just an outline that is drawn on a clean surface, the monks meticulously apply multicolored grains of sand that number in the millions. A process that can take several weeks to complete, the result is a breathtakingly colorful work of art. Yet in spite of how much time is spent working on each mandala, the monks leave them to be viewed for just a short period before sweeping up the sand and depositing it in an urn, where half is given to the audience and the rest is returned to the ocean. The fleeting existence of each mandala is meant to represent how short life can be and to reinforce our appreciation of the time we’re given.

-The LoveMoney Team

Neon Art By Olivia Steele

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Berlin-based artist Olivia Steele puts neon lighting to bold and dazzling effect, creating installations that consist of short statements set against various backdrops. She’s turned a medium that is traditionally employed for marketing purposes into a meditative form of expression.

You can visit her portfolio here.

-The LoveMoney Team

A Floating City Made Out Of Cardboard By Nina Lindgren

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Swedish artist Nina Lindgren recently exhibited Floating City at the ArtRebels gallery located in Copenhagen, a sculpture that she created using only cardboard and glue. The construction of each home featured in this piece is exceptionally detailed, from the angular roofs that sport chimneys to the tiny holes that represent windows. Equally impressive is the seamless grouping of each module, which is shown in the short video below.

-The LoveMoney Team