May blew through my life like a tornado, and I'm still trying to catch my breath. It started with the Parking Lot Art Fair, a rogue art happening outside of artMRKT. Artists were invited to set up in parking spaces on the chilly Saturday morning of the fair.
Thinking of literatura del cordel (clothesline literature), I decided to show my work as grabados del cordel (clothesline prints). I was feeling a little nervous when I first got there, so I kept looking at the prints above. It's always nice to have some family and friends with you when you're anxious.
At one point during the event I was talking to a couple of Frenchmen who were there for main fairs, and they said it seemed like the Parking Lot Fair was the black market to artMRKT. I kind of liked that.
So many other cool artists were participating. My neighbor during the event, Mike Rothfeld:
Curator Jenny Sharaf knows how to get around at an event like this:
NIAD Art Gallery in a pickup truck:
Mary Button Durell:
After the Parking Lot Fair closed down midday (and the sun finally came out - I should have worn more layers!), I walked over to the stARTup Fair with Tracey and Sharaine.
Since the event was at a hotel, I was intrigued to see how artists incorporated hotel furniture. I forgot to note who this was, but it was a lovely use of the bedroom space.
I really wanted to see Mary and Tony's room as Quite Contrary Press. They turned their beds into tables!
Mary had also turned their closet space into an installation - I really liked it, and hope she gets more chances to do stuff like this:
It was an art-filled but exhausting day.