Wednesday, June 26, 2013

I's the b'y(ker) that builds the boat...

Boat Building at Sullivans Pond

The Art Bikers ship sunk and left them stranded at Sullivans Pond! Luckily a jolly crew of locals worked together to build a new one! Together we explored nautical pennants, sail painting, wooden hull painting and building! We also shared our origami skills to make a fleet of paper boats!
It was a great turnout with individuals, families and local artists stopping by to participate.
This was a new community area for the Art Bikers and everyone was excited to have us there..."Thank you so much for coming to our community and making it even more beautiful!"
Avast Dartmouth...we'll be back!!

Glen Gardeners...

Garden Banners at Glen Garden, Fairview

This year we are happy to be working with ISIS, introducing the Art Bikers to a whole new community of friends! Our first project was to create family banners to mark the plots at this sweet, street-side community garden. This is an amazing neighborhood of mostly new immigrants who don't yet speak english, and for many it was their first time using paint! It's amazing how art builds bridges between us all!

(designing the banners - telling a story about their family through images and colour)

(various posts and banners in the sun to dry)

(banners in the garden!)

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Bike Fest

BIKE FEST - Why do you like your bike?

Sunday June 2nd was our first day as a team "in the field"! We loaded our carts with supplies and set up at Bike Fest at the Commons oval. We had a blast helping kids and adults alike decorate their helmets...and snapping portraits of participants in our funky little photobooth!

A reminder to check out more photos on our facebook page

WHEELS: Open Studio with the Art Bikers

WHEELS: Open Studio with the Art Bikers 

The Art Bikers would like to thank everyone who participated in our art project!
Through the month of May we invited people to transform bike wheels into wondrous works of art. We also hosted our first open studio, where people could explore their creativity with the teams support and wide variety of materials. 
We spent the day weaving, painting, collaging, decorating, singing, listening to live harp and meeting new friends! What a great way to kick of the Art Biker season!

Here are some of the creations:
 (recycled beauties!)

(family fun!)
(a beautiful stained glass submission!)

And here is almost all of them installed in our front entryway! 

 We welcome you to come and view the artwork at the 4Cs Foundation office at 5663 Cornwallis St

Check out the 4C's Foundation website for more info