Monday, August 17, 2009

Stutz Bearcats & Mascots

This is AvantGarb's new studio before all the fuzz, fluff, foam & mascots move in!!

We will be making mascots where Stutz used to build cars. We're moving the the old Stutz Bearcat building in September. The new studio is big, light and downtown.

We will be surrounded by a huge creative community, artists, ad agencies, urban planners, photographers.

This is familiar territory for me. Way back in the 80's, I had a studio @ PS 1 in Long Island City. I was at PS 1 when artists were awarded studios for a year. I had an old classroom as my studio. It was a grand year. Now PS1 is part of the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA),

The Stutz fills a role similar to the old PS1. However, the creative community is larger and more diverse. There are artists, and creative businesses---a great mix from scruffy to elegant.

... and the building is huge---the freight elevators are enormous they will hold
herds, flocks, multitudes of mascots!!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Winging It!

Winging it at AvantGarb!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

A Really Good Looking Tomato

Its the Year of the Tomato at the Indiana State Fair.

...and the Indiana State Fair is the quintessential State Fair for this urban girl.

I always have a pork burger from the pork producers and some vanilla ice cream from the dairy people. I check out what the 4-H-ers are up to.

I have learned that poultry are exotic birds and that horses are really big!

This year is going to be especially grand because AvantGarb made Stewie the Tomato mascot for RedGold. RedGold is in the Farm Bureau Building.

The State Fair starts on August 7th!