Saturday, October 3, 2009

New Shrine in Indy!

Amy williams and I have been asked to do a new shrine for this years Dia de los Muertos exhibit:

The Mexican tradition, Day of the Dead is a family celebration, a reunion of the living with their deceased relatives. On November 1, departed children are remembered. This is known as the Day of the Little Angels or Día de los Angelitos. Adults are remembered on November 2. Different regions of Mexico celebrate in different ways. In some villages a boisterous masquerade parade takes place while in other areas residents hold candle-lit vigils in the cemetery. Mexican communities in the United States also celebrate the Day of the Dead, blending their traditional fiesta with modern festivities.

The Indianapolis Art Center began providing Day of the Dead programming in 2000 as a response to the growing Hispanic and Latino populations in Indianapolis. It started as a way to engage this community through a celebration of culture and tradition. The Art Center has found that Day of the Dead programming bridges all communities because death is an experience shared among all people. Communicating the history and importance of this celebration through art activities that reflect the tradition and engage children and adults in discussion regarding their own beliefs has connected people from all walks of life. The Art Center serves an educational role regarding Day of the Dead and continues to strive to bring people of all backgrounds together.

Friday, May 1, 2009

T-Shirt Design wins in Columbus, Ohio

I always buy a big box of treats from Pattycake Vegan Bakery in Columbus! They recently launched a tee design contest and my design submitted was one of the designs selected for the final prize! A delicious vegan cake will be awarded to the designer whose t-shirts sell the most. Check out the designs and if you want to help my design get most orders and win the contest and a cake I just may share some with you. Or, maybe you'll get a great new, cool t-shirt for the summer. Either way; we all win!

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

MWD Business Person/Business of the Year 2008

Things have been very busy at MWD, but I wanted to post a recent event I was honored to be a part of. On April 21st a reception was held at the Governor;s Mansion to host the 2008 Main Street West Virginia Awards. Mark Wolfe Design was Business Person/Business of the Year 2008 Main Street West Virginia award recipient for East End Main Street. This was a great honor and I'm proud to have been among many other great businesses and volunteers that night who received awards for their work in the community they live and work in.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Art T

Recently I finished a letter "T" for FestivALL committee member Alex Morgado. Alex, et. al. has developed a wonderful concept; ask 22 local artists to each create a letter of the alphabet "in an effort to create a commemorative Festivall 09 promotional piece + visual system that will read "A City Becomes a Work of Art."

Each artisan created a unique piece based on a template. A larger than life completed piece is slated to be unveiled at the Festivall 09 press conference on March 16th. 24" x 36" limited-edition prints will be available soon thereafter.

Alex says, "This is just a small taste of some of the creative in various stages of the process. A true testament to the talent Charleston is blessed with!"

You can keep track of each letter at Alex's Facebook blog:

A great idea and an inclusive concept for local artisans. I'm proud to have been chosen to take part!

Monday, January 5, 2009

Tweet anyone?

My new mode of reaching the outside world is a wonderful program called Twitter. Twitter is a free "micro-blogging" service that allows its users to send and read other users' updates (known as tweets), which are text-based posts of up to 140 characters in length.

It's a social networking tool that's recently become popular among the mainstream. I have received more positive feedback and knowledge than ever before from some very cool bloggers, actors, writers and corporations. I started several months ago without looking into it much, but since I've been frustrated so much by the lack of local insight and common interests, I've found a new audience and mode of reaching out to like-minded businesses and artists!

Updates are displayed on the user's profile page and delivered to other users who have signed up to receive them. Senders can restrict delivery to those in their circle of friends (delivery to everyone being the default). Users can receive updates via the Twitter website, SMS, RSS, or email, or through an application such as Tweetie, Twinkle, TwitterFox, Twitterrific, Feedalizr, and Facebook.

If you don't already have an account you should try it before you think it's another MySpace or Facebook deal (wich I happen to be on as well).

Jump in and see what I'm talking about first hand. Follow my Tweets:

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Who's idea was this? Advertising mistakes exposed.

Ahh, the good old days of advertising, when litigation was almost never heard of. These ads were actually used and are not changed in any way.