Feb 12, 2011

OPEN SIGN - Art on First Napa Ca.

this is my piece for:
" a faux store that sold only OPEN signs, as if the will to attract more businesses to First Street would emanate from my storefront. I looked at historic photographs of Napa—when signs jutted out over bustling streets—recalling a more flourishing era. I turned to 20 local artists to create one-of-a-kind OPEN signs demonstrating the importance of artists’ role in revitalizing this city. I also borrowed antique signs from collectors and flea markets to honor the past, and from professional sign makers at New Bohemia Signs in San Francisco. All are available for purchase to support the artists."

Contributing Artists

Oscar Aguilar, AKO, Bill Concannon, Hugo Corro, Olivia Everett, Tracy Fitzgerald, Peter Hassen, Cheryl Laube, Mark Mattioli, New Bohemia Signs, Marcus Collar, Manda Moon Reyes, Valerie Raven, Susan Sharman, Tim Sharman, Chris Ford, Marie Shelly, Kirk Shelton, Marnie Spencer, Thea Witsil, Melissa Baker, Mercedes Baker, Daithi"

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1 comment:

Moderator said...

Man it would be cool if we had an art culture, or 'scene,' here.

We've made not baby steps in Vegas, with our First Friday, and there actually are a couple of blocks identified as the 'arts district,' but it just doesn't catch on.

Been here for 20 years now, (since moving from Clayton at nine XD) and it remains the same. The culture of Vegas is that there is no culture. Meh.

I wish I was able to go to these art events you're participating in. That's hella rad you contribute in and are featured. Go Kirk.