AWSC Approved: Insert Change Here From WK12
How I missed the Tobias Fünke Strip Club Kit is still beyond me.
But I was able to see some remarkable artistic goodness — all meant for a very good cause — at Insert Change Here, a new exhibit from WK12 here in Portland. The concept? Art, from over 70 local artists, in vending machines, curated at the W+K Gallery from now to July 27th.
Some of it? More “traditional.”
Other art? More experiential, including the “Perform-O-Mat,” a live art experience.
Like most cities, Portland faces challenges in arts education. Plenty of (needless) cuts and a general erosion of education that creates more artists. The irony, of course, is that Portland is considered a “creative” community. To some degree we are, but fall way short in too many areas.
Insert Change Here is a collaboration with the SUN Community Schools and is simply trying to help bridge that financial gap and raise awareness that we do need to continually create artists at any and every turn in our public schools.
We had a chance to talk to Chelsea Bauch and Bethany Ng of WK12 about the concept, taking art home, showcasing WK12′s talents, quick turns, the energy of short timeframes, what people created, how the vending machines were restored and designed, creating more artists, rallying young people and students, making things, getting the support to mess up and more.
- by AWSC
- posted at 10:20 am
- July 23, 2012