Some months ago, I applied to a call for artists to exhibit artwork at BloomBars in Washington DC. “BloomBars is turning a concept to unite communities through the arts into a model for energizing and inspiring communities to strive for personal and collective progress. Established in 2008 in Washington, DC’s burgeoning Columbia Heights neighborhood.” Its mission is to be “a global network of BloomBars-like spaces that serve as a training ground for a new generation of change agents who believe in the transformational power of art to affect positive growth in the community.”
The exhibition was organized by BloomBars and Day Eight through a grant from the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities to Robert Bettmann. The mission of Day Eight is to empower individuals and communities to participate in the arts through the production, publication and promotion of creative projects.
Uniquely: none of the artwork was for sale, but at the end of the exhibit, all of the artwork was made available for rent for just $5 for four whole months. The exhibit ran April 12th to May 5th, 2018. In addition to showing my artwork at BloomBars, I wrote an article Adventures in Sharpieland for the online arts magazine Bourgeon.
In this article, I share how my adventures with sharpie markers all began, from where I get my inspiration, my creative process and my ongoing projects.
Be Adventures. Be Unique. Be You!