An Art Battle in Detroit.
A huge building with a huge sign that is way cool!
There were 25 different artists painting, sculpting, and doing all kinds of crazy stuff all the while a DJ mixed it up. People paid 10 bucks to attend, and voted on whatever artist appealed to them. I was a bit nervous at first with people walking by, looking at what I was doing, but I soon got into my painting and was able to relax somewhat. It was a great excuse to get started on a body of work that I have been procrastinating for sometime now. I didn’t quite finish my piece, but got about ¾ the way done by the time it was all over.
I met a lot of cool people, and got somewhat buzzed off of their energy as well as the fumes (spray paint, cigarette smoke, and possibly pot...) from the graffiti artists next to where I was painting.
Most of all I really enjoyed seeing my current and former students there as well.
Thanks again, Andrew and Vince for putting it together. Thanks Dave for going with me into “battle”. Let’s all do it again sometime soon.