offColor creation 2011 by J.Eastward/LaVade
stolen markers & shit on purchased canvas panel
How do you inspire happiness? Some find it easy to do so by stringing together beautiful sentences with words that fall into place and fill gaps in our minds. Others create magic by strumming a few notes on their guitar that can instantly lift your spirit. Then there are those who mix the stunning worlds of writing and design to form the best of both worlds.
In this case – Citizens for Optimism; a collaboration of 17 designers who created posters inspiring optimism. There are 17 posters in all, inspired by 17 words.
1239 Congress is seeking artists to display their works at our community arts space during the 2nd Saturday Art Walk.
The deadline for artists interested in having their works displayed is April 1st. If selected, the artists will have until the 7th to install and the following week to make any last minutes changes in installation.
Please send photographs of work along with a brief artist statement and installation concept.
Please do not feel discouraged if you are not chosen for this month’s show, as we are trying to build and conceptualize for the upcoming months as well.
For more information about our community art space check out our NolaVie article http://www.nola.com/nolavie/index.ssf/2012/03/1239_congress_fights_blight_wi.html
It is impossible to give a clear account of the world, but art can teach us to reproduce it—just as the world reproduces itself in the course of its eternal gyrations. The primordial sea indefatigably repeats the same words and casts up the same astonished beings on the same sea-shore.
Albert Camus (1913–1960), French-Algerian philosopher, author. “Absolute Affirmation,” pt. 2, The Rebel (1951, trans. 1953).