The thing that holds steady and permanent there is its potential. A poorly executed scrawl is never more than one coat of paint away from being something amazing. Maybe even revolutionary..
That's what keeps the Art Alley Artists' Guild focused and working towards tomorrow. Here's a recap of what was discussed at our Friday morning coffee group.
-Guild member Naomi did a heavy amount of brainstorming over the past couple of weeks, and presented an idea that would take last months special Cancer awareness project that occurred in the alley to the next level. As a sitting member of the Healing Arts Committee under the Cancer Care Institute, She suggested a large scale community event for October of 2015 tentatively called "Paint it Pink". The project would be a collaborative project between the community and multiple organizations including the Guild, Cancer Care Institute, the Rapid City Arts Council, and several others. This project would include several participatory projects including a massive pink buff, a community mural, and cancer awareness inspired stencils for sale with proceeds going directly to LOCAL cancer care. Big things are in the works!
-Tyler discussed plans for next year to work on larger scale group murals throughout the summer that would incorporate deeper narrative as well.
-In other news, the trailer for MTV's new series "Rebel Music came out this week to much acclaim, and guess who is featured in it? That's right! Art Alley! Native hip hop performer, Frank Waln is followed through many places including his performance at Main Street Square, and some breathtaking shots in Art Alley. It should be noted that world famous graffiti artist, Shepard Fairey (OBEY) helped direct this film! See the video HERE.