This winter was so much more bearable, with the privilege I had participating in Rochester's public art exhibit , "Benches On Parade". There was no wiggle room in my studio when there were at all times 2-3 gigantic fiberglass benches filling the space. It was a blast!! I had the most wonderful sponsors who met with me and shared ideas which brought to life to the whimsical, energetic and inspired seating.
Some cute throw pillows made for a cozy bench while it was awaiting it's colorful paint drenching!
On Monday, May 10th the artists and sponsors will be entertained by the wonderful people at Dixon Scwabl who coordinated this event from paper design proposals from the artists to the street placement displays that will debut this month. I adore my new friend Joanne LaFave who was the best art coach ever!
Here are some really SNEAKY peeks into the benches that i created. I'll post full views after the launch on Monday. Be on the lookout in all the local media for the details.
SPONSOR: UNITY HEALTH collaborated with the fabulous Mary Alice Keller
SPONSOR: ROCHESTER GENERAL HOSPITAL guided by Susan Crane and Michael Tedesco
SPONSOR: VISIT ROCHESTER A welcoming and genius idea with Patti Donohue and Calin Lawrence
SPONSOR: WBEE a very arty surprise for a special lady with the most hilarious JT Thomas!!
SPONSOR: WCMF another great art brainstorming masterpiece with JT THOMAS
Can't wait to see all this art on the streets! Will post the finished benches photos..........