Sunday, July 27, 2008

NEW from The Selfportrait Series -

"Selfportrait of the Artist Flummoxed by the OH SNAP! Photo Booth"
digitally manipulated photograph by Mick Mather
- original photograph from the OH SNAP! photo booth -

Yesterday's celebration of Syracuse Arts Week, a connecting series of art events & activities developed with a variety of partners and managed by the Cultural Resources Council, was a huge success. One of the highlights was seeing "The Hand" erected over the course of the day. This new public artwork designed by Brendan Rose is a brilliant marriage of art & architecture and a superb demonstration of project management, cooperation and fabrication. The entire team deserves a big round of applause. Also a huge success was Joanna Spitzner's "Urban Art Rangers" and "The Arts Week 'Zine" project - Edition 1 & 2 are available as a FREE download at the Rangers web site, scroll down and have at it! Lots of painting went on courtesy of Th3 and the "Michael Berman Interactive Arts Project"; the 40Below Public Arts Task Force was on site with the "OH SNAP!" photo booth as well as the "Syracuse PARK(ing) Day" platform; The Redhouse brought in blank maps for "An Atlas: Radical Cartography Exhibition"; and a fund raising event for children with cancer via "Alex's Lemonade Stand". There's a lot more to be said here and if you're interested follow each of the links. Suffice it to say that today's post is another image in The Selfportrait Series where, while waiting for my photo booth photographs, I'm totally befuddled as regards the timing between snaps! OH!

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Blogger hpy said...

Busy days!

5:50 AM  
Blogger SusuPetal said...

You've been on the move also, I see. It's fun with all kind of fun events.

You look a bit tired, though...

9:41 AM  
Blogger Mick said...

Yes, very busy days indeed. I'm hoping to catch a bit of a breather and, in 2 weeks, I'll be on vacation.

One of the good things about my job is all of the fun stuff that happens once the development and planning is completed. The easy part of Arts Week on Saturday was managing the site, simply by being there. It ran like clockwork and I actually had a blast! :D

4:05 PM  
Blogger Lisa Sarsfield said...

Oh yes, you look very serious and professor like. At the end of the school term, I almost expected to see a cane ready to discipline cheeky blog commentators.

Sounds like your calander's been full, hopefully inspiring and good for personal artistic growth too. Havn't seen a photo booth in a long time! A dying art in itself. You could create and OH SNAP series...

3:39 PM  
Blogger Mick said...

lisa sarsfield:
Now there's an idea! an OH SNAP! series. :D

7:06 AM  

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