Am finally getting caught up on my backlog of work, and am happy to report that I’ve got my two pieces for the first Twitter140 Art Show ready to ship down to Flagstaff for the first gallery show.
It’s a great concept. Get a bunch of talented artists together who’ve never met physically, and let them all create art based loosely around a common theme. In this case, it’s Twitter, the idea of connected-ness, networking, the collective subconscious. Sheree Rensel, a painter and educator from Tampa was the instigator and driving force behind the Twitter140. She tirelessly recruited some brave artists, wrote proposals and sent them to a dozen galleries across the country and managed to connect with one right off the bat.
Grandon Gallery, in Flagstaff AZ, is hosting the month-long event, starting September 4th. All media will be represented, with the only stipulations being that each piece could not be bigger than 140 total square inches, and that the artist provide a 140 character bio, and a 140 character artist statement. Somewhat challenging, yet open-ended!