During the last weekend of August and into the first week of September, 14th street watched a massive mural form, 100 foot layers at a time. By September 5, the very last coat sealed the paint to the panels covering the police substation on 14th and 14th. Read the rest of this entry →
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Last week I went to a show at the State Theater with some friends. One of my friends, Steve Jacob, is a graduate of Ringling School of Art and Design. Naturally we talked about art; we discussed trends in general and the newest arrivals of public art between Sarasota and Bradenton. I’ve been grasping at straws for an article about illustration. Jacob seemed like a perfect person to pry for an insider perspective concerning illustration. Instead we had an interesting discussion covering much more than just illustration. Read the rest of this entry →
June 7, 2012 in Article
I’ve been thinking a lot about graffiti, street art, public art and the willingness of the city of Bradenton to become a part of it. From our front yards and through coverage in local media we’ve watched the 9th avenue mural and the Mixon mural burst into life. We will see a massive community mural plastered on the side of the police substation on 14th and 14th and art scaling the pillars alongside a freshly cemented skate park at Riverwalk. Read the rest of this entry →
May 29, 2012 in Article
That was it. The last four years of study, hopes and dreams dashed in one dismissive comment. I arrived at this state of complacency via a craigslist ad, turned emailed screening and eventually a live interview.
I was in the middle of a law office, slightly sweaty in interview clothes (fashion that always defies Florida friendliness), fake pearls and a cheap smile. Read the rest of this entry →
It has been a busy few weeks for the artists in The Village who are heavy into volunteering with the local community. Read the rest of this entry →
April 12, 2012 in Article
The Village is always looking to grow in new and dynamic ways. One of these initiatives is the continued digitization of ourselves and our product. So with that we’d like to announce the opening of The Village Magazine’s Digital Shop. While small now, it will continue to grow with new The Village branded products and our artists work. So check back regularly for new stuff. In the meantime check it out here.