Saturday, January 15, 2011

Newspaper Racks Become Artwork

They may look like innocent newspaper boxes, but soon they'll be pieces of art. Local artists have been invited by Gallery 7 to paint them. They'll then go back on the street. So, you'll be able to buy your Hutchinson News from something a bit more interesting.

I'm lucky to live in a town where cool things like this are happening. And doubly lucky that I've been invited to paint one.

I'm still mulling over ideas. I have many rattling around in my brain, but only one box. I'm leaning toward something with stars. You know I love stars.

When I look at these, they scream to be robots. But, I'll probably go with something involving stars. Maybe someone else will make a robot. Or maybe I'll make a robot with stars. I guess there's another option there. I have about a dozen workable ideas - not sure what it will end up being.

Needless to say, you'll be subjected to photographs along the way.

These are too heavy for me to move to my studio, which is upstairs. So, I'll be working at the gallery. I went down today and cleaned mine and prepped it by sanding. Hopefully next Saturday I'll get to start painting.

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