color the town with mendocino crayon box

 

An Art Installation by Streetcolor
Presented by the Mendocino Art Center

Installation: June 13–August 13 (Extended to September 15)
Visual Presentation: Tuesday, August 12, 5:30 pm

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"Mendocino Crayon Box is an art installation that wraps the beautiful buildings and pillars of Mendocino in knitting and handmade felt. Each pillar is a different color, I wanted the pure color to evoke the excitement we feel when we are getting ready to create. The installation also includes felt, crocheted and knitted flowers to comment on the enjoyment of sitting and passing time creating small textiles. The Mendocino Art Center is extending the sense of where we might look at art out into the streets and buildings of Mendocino with this playful temporary exhibition."

– Streetcolor

 

Mendocino Crayon BoxMendocino Crayon Box is a town wide art installation by the Mendocino Art Center and artist Streetcolor. The pillars of businesses all over town will be wrapped in solid sheets of brilliant, colored, handmade felt. Trees will be wrapped in knitting and crocheting. This art installation is designed to transform the whole town of Mendocino into one interactive sculpture.

The Mendocino Art Center presents this installation as an off site exhibit of the gallery. The exhibit will also include textile pieces by local artists. There will be knitting circles and open felting studios at the Mendocino Art Center so that anyone in the Mendocino community can participate in the fabrication. The installation will be up June 13- August 13.

This show is designed by yarnbomber and installation artist Streetcolor. She is known for her knitted graffiti all over California and for her yarnbombing commissions at the Oakland Museum of California, the Sonoma Valley Museum of Art and the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento. She will be an artist in residence at the de Young Museum in December 2014.

 

 

Streetcolor

About Streetcolor

STREETCOLOR is an internationally known yarnbomber and installation artist. She has yarnbombed and feltbombed all over Northern California, North Carolina and Paris, France. Her work has been shown in commissions at the Oakland Museum of California, the Crocker Art Museum, the Sonoma Valley Museum of Art, Gallery One in Pt. Reyes and at the Mendocino Art Center. Her work has been covered in Time, Diable, Oakland and Seeance magazine, on NPR and Good Morning America. In 2014 she will be in a month-long residency at the de Young Museum in San Francisco. The feltbombing and yarnbombing of Mendocino in June 2014 will be her largest project to date and one of the first town wide installations in America. She has taught felting and other textile arts for the last 13 years.

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Mendocino Crayon Box Art InstallationMendocino Crayon Box is a town wide art installation by the Mendocino Art Center and artist Streetcolor. The pillars of businesses all over town will be wrapped in solid sheets of brilliant, colored, handmade felt. Trees will be wrapped in knitting and crocheting. This art installation is designed to transform the whole town of Mendocino into one interactive sculpture.

Seed Money: $25 • Adopt a Pillar: $60
Sponsor a Building: $150 • Main Sponsor: $500

 

 

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Photos by Streetcolor