Posts Tagged 'Art Walk'

Are Those Eames Bucket Chairs?

At the July Artwalk, I participated in the SALVAGED art show, along with a numerous of other extremely talented artists. My entry for the show was a Bucket chair that I cleaned up drastically. I spent a few days just sanding it, trying to get all the rust off so I could paint and draw on it. Although I only submitted one chair for the show, I actually did two chairs. I have been wanting to draw on a bucket chair ever since I saw the Eames Bucket Chairs that Mike Perry did a while back. Not sure if the ones I did are actual Eames chairs or replicas, but either way I’m stoked I got the chance to do them.

-nick v.

I like chair I and II
Bucket Chair
Spray Paint and Sharpie Poster Paint Pen


I wish I was better at skateboarding…

At this months Art Walk, Jimmy and I, along with a number of our friends, participated in the I’m Board IV skateboard art show which was put on by Chad Landenberger. The turnout was awesome. There were so many people who came out to check out the show. I was blown away by how many boards were on display. So many local artists took part, submitting some really awesome artwork. I submitted two boards for the show. Below are some pictures of my boards.

check out photos from the show here, here, here, here, and here.

-nick v.

Jolly Green Munny

This is the second of three toys that I did for the recent Designers in Toyland show that took place at the December 2nd Art Walk. It is titled Jolly Green Munny. It is a 4 inch Munny that I covered in materials used to make trees and underbrush for model train sets. I cut off the top part of the head and (since munnys are hollow) filled it with rocks. I also put a tree on top. It took awhile to glue all the stuff on him but it was worth it.

-nick v.

Jolly Green Munny
4 inch Munny

O’brien—from Designers in Toy Land

Designers in Toyland, an AIGA fundraiser and custom toy show, this past week at Art Walk opened up the doors to an outstanding turnout. There were so many people passing through to see all of the amazing pieces done by a grouping of 80 artists/designers. It was such a privilege to be a part of such a wonderful event. Check out all the great photos taken at the event from the links in the previous post from Nick, and take a moment to check out this video posted by Urban Jacksonville as well as this video from one of our classmates, Jesse Sison.

A great thing about the show was the opportunity to try something new. I decided that I wanted to paint one of the Kid Robot Munny dolls such as I have seen other friends do in the past. The Munny dolls come with a random assortment of additional attachments to differentiate similar models from each other, and mine happened to have a hat that pretty much helped me immediately decide what I wanted to do with mine. Below are a few photos.


7-inch Munny
acrylic on vinyl

“Untitled” munny

This past Tuesday, we participated in the Designers in Toyland show at this months Art Walk. I submitted 3 toys (2 munnys and a gum ball machine). The show was a lot of fun and I’m glad I was able to be a part of it. Over 8o artists participated and the toys were all amazing, so many talented artists. The turnout was awesome, so many people showed up. I’d like to say thank you to everyone who came out to show their support for all the artists who participated. And in case you didn’t make it out, there are plenty of pictures you can look at here, here, and here.

Below are pictures of my first toy (although he was the last toy I did), a 7 inch Munny. He is titled “untitled” munny.  I used paint pens to draw all over him and I am really happy with the way he turned out. I plan on posting the other toys later on in the coming week so keep an eye out for those.

-nick v.

“Untitled” munny
7 inch munny
paint pens on vinyl

Designers in Toyland!

You like sweet toys? Well if you answered yes to that question then I got just the event for you. AIGA Jacksonville presents Designers in Toyland at the December Art Walk, December 2nd from 5-9 pm at the 229 N. Hogan Street Studio. Designers in Toyland is a custom toy show featuring over 80+ artists who will be showing their sweet toys that they created. Jimmy and I will be participating along with some of our friends, so make sure you come check it out. A portion of the proceeds from the event will be donated to The Big Fun Box. It’s going to be an awesome show and you definitely don’t want to miss it.


be there or be square,

-nick v.

AIGA Atomic Sketch: Art Walk September 09



As we blogged about before, this past Wednesday night for September’s Art Walk we were invited to illustrate along side fellow AIGA members: Ashley Hazen, Ed Hall, Karen Kurycki, Katy Garrison, and Varick Rosete. The event was called Atomic Sketch and it was unanimously considered to be a good time and successful experiment—not to mention eventful in raising funds for the Jacksonville chapter of AIGA. The event went down with the artist spread out across a number of set-up tables drawing, painting and inking live for all those who would happen to walk by.

The pressure was on as we started, but in no time everyone started to go with the flow and have fun with what we all like to do. Everyone was quite focused yet took time here and there to greet and speak with interested people from the audience of Art Walk observers. It was great to see the interest of both kids and adults. We definitely had a great time and hope to do this again sometime.

To see all the photos taken from the event, and all of the artist’s work produced that night, check out the AIGA Jacksonville Flickr page. Also, check out this video from Florida Times Union.

Below here are the pieces that we contributed throughout the night. 

—The Fridge Guys



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