Thursday, September 17, 2009

Greetings from Grand Rapids

I’ve been in Grand Rapids, Michigan for a week now and have made real progress getting my wearable sculptures made and meeting lots of people. Last Sunday I went to a big church picnic. The night before that there was a little street art fair in downtown where I met a number of local artists. I also became friends with Dan and Lisa, the owners of The Cottage Inn. It is an old pub that I think is awesome. Lisa was so sweet she introduced me to the entire place after the band took a break. I was running around twisting lots of balloon hats.
This week was mostly up early and working late. Romy Owens and Luke Homitsky who are here helping me here look as exhausted as me.
Tomorrow is Friday and we will be playing some of the sculptures downtown at a pre-registration event that will be going on all day in a little park a few blocks from my venue, The UICA. I have recruited some attractive young people who are going to come out and get in the sculptures for us.
I expect to have some great pics of all of that on here by Saturday.
Thanks to those of you who bought a print. Those of you still waiting, keep in mind, after October 10 the price goes to $600.

Check out the flicky movies Romy is making each day.

Flicky Movies on Vimeo


  1. Hi Jason,

    It was very nice to meet you this afternoon. I had a blast with our balloon fight!!

    Your charm and artistic gift will bring smiles to many people. Good luck in the competition.

    Your new friend, Stacy

  2. I went downtown Friday with the intention of shooting architecture but found your sculptures instead. I have to say I loved it. It really made my day. Thanks.

  3. Hey there Jason, I don't believe we've met before but I've seen your work on SCAD promotional pamphlets and I'm a big fan! My name's Erica Podwoiski and I'm a fine arts major at the Columbus College of Art and Design. Anywho, I've been following the Art prize show down in Grand Rapids and I just wanted to wish you the best of luck. I was born and raised in southeastern Michigan, so if you want any sight-seeing advice or restaurant recommendations, I've got plenty...
    Keep on keepin' on and enjoy my native land!