Adjunct Faculty Dan Weise recently taught a Street Art workshop in the Dominican Republic at Parsons’ affiliate Altos de Chavon. He kept a blog detailing his experiences with the students as they explored graffiti, animation, and murals. It’s chock full of amazing photos of the art created during the workshop, as well as links to student blogs.
Good work to Dan and all the amazing artists/students involved!
From the Illustration Inbox: a follow-up about the Electric Windows project sponsored by OPENSPACE gallery (headed by Adjunct Faculty Dan Weise):
WOW! What an amazing project!
With the exception of a little rain here and there the Electric Windows weekend was a huge success! For those of you that missed it or did’nt know about the project check out the wrap-up below:
On the weekend of May 17th, we organized and awesome outdoor painting project with our friends at Beacon Art Supply and Burlock called Electric Windows. It was an amazing 3 day event that brought together 18 artist to create murals for the windows of a 18th Century factory building in Beacon NY. The project was a HUGE success and the pieces will be up on the building for the next year. So if you are in Beacon, definitely come by and check out the building.
You can see pictures from the event here!
Congrats to Dan, OPENSPACE, and all the incredible artists involved in this cool project! Bonus: check out this great video that Cool Hunting put together about the project:
Check out this great illustration by Illustration student Loa Hjálmtýsdóttir. She created it for Daniel Weise’s Typography class this past Spring. Go here to check out some of the other animations (scroll down!). Some students created zines to illustrate their handmade typefaces. We’d love to post some images, so if you’ve created one–send it along!
Straight from the Illustration Inbox:
Open Space Gallery in Beacon, NY has the honor of hosting one of the far and few between screenings of the inspirational film “Beautiful Losers.” This film basically features all of our favorite artists such as Barry Mcgee, Margaret Kilgallen, ESPO, Geoff McFetridge, Shepard Fairey, Jo Jackson, Chris Johanson, Harmonie Korine, and many others and focuses on a culture and period of time we find very close to our heart. This film is a must see and once you see it you will leave inspired to make art.
Below are the details for the screening.
Sunday July 20th
6pm to 9pm
The Howland Cultural Center
477 Main Street
Seating at the Howland is very limited ( about 80 people) so we have set up a place where you can pre purchase tickets to assure that you get a chance to see this amazing film.
Hope to see everyone at the Howland!
Thanks to Adjunct Faculty Dan Weise for passing along this info! Also, as a bonus, here’s a trailer for the movie:
24 street artists will converge in Beacon, NY from May 17th to May 18th to create live artwork and have their work installed on the exterior of a 19th century factory building. Electric Windows draws its name from the former electric blanket factory at the foot of Mount Beacon that will act as the backdrop for the event. E.W. turns the idea of a gallery inside out using the large industrial windows as frames for each artists work. Usually street art is not so easily contained in a rectangle but this installation ingeniously bridges the gap between indoor and outdoor art both inverting and subverting the concept of the art gallery. Each of the 24 pieces will be approximately 8 ft x 12 ft. The installation will be on display for 12 months.
Electric Windows coincides with the fifth anniversary of DIA:Beacon and Sitelines, a Hudson Valley arts fair. The project will be documented from the beginning of the weekend through completion of the installation for possible future publication.
There will be a companion show of Electric Windows artists at the Open Space gallery (owned by Adjunct Illustration Faculty Dan Weise!). Featured artists include Ron English (NYC), Above (San Francisco), Ripo (Barcelona), Lady Pink (NYC), Michael De Feo (NYC), Jim Darling/Tina Andersen (Los Angeles), Rick Price (Beacon), Peripheral Media Projects (Brooklyn) and Dan Funderburgh (Brooklyn) and many more…
Organizers will also be flying in DJs for the latest version of Next Step, a live art and dance party that has been gaining ground as the place for locals and expats from Brooklyn and Manhattan alike.
This weekend should be an unprecedented convergence of the arts from live street art to high end museum pieces that will have heads turning to Beacon.
Electric Windows Beacon
1 East Main Street
Beacon, New York
Illustration Adjunct Dan Weise runs Open Space gallery in Beacon, NY (just a short trip north of the city) and he has an exciting new show up that features another Parsons faculty–Jordin Isip. Here’s the official description:
The average family brings home 1,000 plastic bags every year. It is time for us to switch from a disposable society to one which reduces, reuses and recycles. This show will help spread the message that we care about our planet and do not want to just consume until there is nothing left. We are certain that we will all make a difference. The proceeds from the sales of the show will go to the Hudson River Sloop Clearwater, a New York based organization committed to enviromental advocacy and education.
Tons of fantastic artists are involved in this show and it benefits a good cause so hop on the Metro North line and go visit!
TOTE / BAG
April 12th – May 3rd
Open Space Beacon
510 Main Street
Beacon NY 12508