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PRESS RELEASE: Firehouse Art Center – Inktober


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INKTOBER

 

FIREHOUSE ART CENTER

ARTIST MEMBERS EXHIBIT

NOV 12 -22, 2020

2ND FRIDAY

RECEPTION

NOV 13

[6 – 9 PM]

from left: Arpita Choudhury, Jon Fukuda, Amanda Maldonado and Diane Martonis

 

For the second year in a row, the Firehouse showcases the creativity and community of our artist members through an exhibit of drawings created in response to the Inktober prompts.

 

Inktober is an annual drawing challenge, in which a single word prompt is chosen for each day of the month of October. Works should use ink, and have become a worldwide opportunity for artists to share their skills via social media.

 

In the Firehouse exhibit we show any piece made by any member artist that uses ink. To encourage participation and remove any additional financial barriers the works are hung unframed and unmatted. Works are limited in size to 9”x12” or smaller, and can include other media but must contain ink and stick to the single set of prompts. Short works from writers who participate in our workshops and open mic are also shown, from poems to short stories. Participants are not required to complete all 31 prompts – we’ll hang any number by an individual artist. The show typically includes over 100 drawings, and this year a pricing structure has been implemented to encourage sales of the work.

 

While some choose to take extra time with only a few prompts, others attempt the full 31 days and the range of styles and expressions come together to create an exhibit refreshing in its exuberance and diversity.

 

FOR QUESTIONS OR COMMENT CONTACT CURATOR BRANDY COONS – GALLERY@FIREHOUSEART.ORG

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Shavonne Blades grew up on the West Coast but moved to Colorado in High School. She left for California after school and returned to Colorado in 1990. She got her start in media at the age of 21 in Santa Cruz, California as an advertising sales rep. Having no experience and nothing more than a couple of years as an art college attendee she felt the bug to work in media at a young age. She learned that by helping her customers with design and marketing, their campaigns would be far more successful and has made a 30+ year career in design, copywriting, and marketing for her clients. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EPy4MMdcfLg. She has always chosen to work in Independent Media and believes deeply in the need for true, authentic Community Journalism. She is proud that YS has never compromised journalism standards in its 20+ history and continues to print YS on paper monthly while also expanding web coverage. She has worked at 3 Alternative Weeklies and founded Yellow Scene Magazine in 2000. You can learn more about Shavonne's adventures in the YS 20th Anniversary issue: https://yellowscene.com/2020/10/08/the-yellow-scenes-red-tornado/

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