Tuesday, May 18, 2010

BELTLINE Public art initiative.

We're having some trouble figuring out this 20ft sculpture, but we press on! We'll have people out there working all day so please take a peek under the Freedom pkwy bridge where PATH crosses the Beltline and you can have a hand in creating this huge sculpture. There should be people working on it daily, but come out at your earliest convenience. I know there are so many amazing people with super strong work ethic that helped on Collective Conscious and we'd love to see your faces again. We've got until June3rd really to finish for the June 6th presentation of the temporary art projects on the Beltline.

This weekend is Freedom Fest. Jesse Merriman, Jessica Holdbrooks, Patricia Lecrete, Ana Maria Paramo, Haley Murphy, Jeremiah Bailey, Brice Watson ( who wants to do psychic readings), Ian Thompson , and Sergio Garzon will be doing live art for the event.

Freedom Fest is a art, music, and life festival taking place at the beautiful Lake Claire Land Trust Located in Candler Park.

Available now at www.hearthatlanta.com

Purchase at Candler Park Market, Feed Your Head Music, or directly from any of the bands listed.

The Line Up featuring some of the best bands from Atlanta!

Wade in the Rhythm (Reggae Jam)
Selmanaires (Psychedelic/Tropical)
Charlie Wooten Project (Funk/Jazz)
Hello Ocho (Dance-Psychedelia)
The Nice Guise (hip hop)
Invisible Circus (Jazz/ Funk)
3052 Dub Collective (Dub Reggae)
Eclectic Roots Ensemble (Reggae)
Jason Albright Band (Jam Band)
Abby Go Go (Psychedelic Rock)
The Ruination (Dub Reggae)
Street Violence (Tropical Punk)
Tone Color (Experimental)
Reigning Mother (Rock)
Eric Scott Guthrie (Singer/Songwriter)
Ladislaus (World Fusion)
South Of West (Blues Rock)
Free Ticket (Psychedelic Rock)
Wowser Bowser (Psychedelic Dance Party)
Giant Lion (Dancey Folk)
I-tegrity (Reggae)
Isness (Hip Hop/Electronic)

With live art and an art gallery brought to you by Living Walls Art community and Dodekapus Art Collective

Not a fest to miss!

The Hearth/Landtrust is a GREEN facility. Please please please walk, bike, carpool, or ride marta. Candler Park marta station is only 3 blocks from the Landtrust so help reduce neighborhood impact. Thanks!

Freedom Fest After Life Event @ Eyedrum!!!
(tickets also available at hearthatlanta.com)

We are doing an event at Sampson St. Lofts' airplane hanger for Living Walls on June 11th. Their Movie Night highlighted many of the artists that will be attending the Living Walls Conference and it was completely inspirational. We've decided to help them with a fundraiser and all of the details haven't been worked out, but Monica has mentioned a carnival theme. We love that stuff. Here's some more info.
Dear artists, speakers and friends,

Blacki and I have finally launched our kickstarter video. As you would
know we have set a list of fundraisers to happen throughout the summer
and one of our biggest ones is the kickstarter video.
For the ones not aware of how this works...We first had to get invited
into the site, then you write about your project, make a video and
have a rewards program for the people that decide to back up the
project. We are asking for $4000...If we don't get raise that amount,
then we get nothing. We believe this is something we should be able to
achieve but we need your support, the more this video gets out there
and promoted then $4000 should not be so hard to reach.(proceeds from the 11th will help with this.)

Blacki and team worked really hard with very little sleep to piece
this together for a whole week ,and our participating artists and
friends were very supportive of this idea and let us use some footage
of their videos.From the bottom of our hearts we thank them very

please help us make this happen

this is the link to the video:

thank you

much love


Blacki Li Rudi Migliozzi
& Monica Campana
Conference Organizers

Dashboard & Living Walls at MINT: Call For Art !! - Dashboard Show for Living Walls Conference at Mint Gallery June 26th

Dear Creative Types, Art Advocates and Hot Dog Lovers.

The Living Walls Conference is in August as you all know. It has developed from a brain child into a full grown movement. Living Walls has caught the attention of people, publications and collectives across all oceans. Juxtapoz Magazine jumped on board before there was anything in existence but a paragraph about an idea - that might possibly change the face of street art in Atlanta – and planet Earth. Not too far after the French Consulate became involved, offering one of their finest street artists to the grassroots colloquium, however tis still a secret who.

As we all know hot dogs cost money. And if hot dogs cost money – then conferences that change the face of the earth surely do. Living Walls needs your support, emotionally and financially. Multiple fundraisers are being held within the next few months. Donate your work for support of Living Walls, The City Speaks. An art auction will be held on June 26th at Mint Gallery. This will be good for you in a number of ways. Just by having your art at this auction you add that little line on your resume - that never hurts. The show aligns with a closing of the beltline – temporary art show, which Mint Gallery just so happens to be very close to. Much foot traffic is to be expected. Many of the artists who have already donated are well known and the caliber of the work at the show will be light-years beyond most donated art fundraisers. This will be an art show and a fundraiser! Not just the latter. Take Advantage of this.

The Conference will be held at Eyedrum the weekend of August 13th. WE HAVE TWO MONTHS! MAKE IT COUNT! Help your city grow with creative pulses - and for pete’s sake, support your local cooperatives and organizations! In time, these are the movements who will help you as artists become more well known, happier, and less hungry. But you have to help them now.

Thank You and with all our love
Dashboard Co-Op

Send your work to

Courtney Hammond

We're meeting with Masa from Asahi this week to plan our second big Dodek-event on July 17th at The Goat Farm. We can dream all day... deadline for submissions *July4th.*

There is a magic art initiative in this city in which all working artists from every medium are invited to share their work with this beautiful city. Let's make enough noise to change this place into an arts-centric hub of the SOUTH!

Dodekout. James Trevor Jones

Thursday, May 6, 2010


Lucky and Lam are putting on a puppet show today at GSU's sculpture studio with shows at 1:30pm & 2:30pm. Come check out JD's puppets and the performamce.

This evening we'll be having our own puppet workshop at JonesAbode 485 oakdale rd apt. c43 atlanta, ga 30307 @ 8pm
Please bring yo own sock, felt, yarn, thread, googlie eyes, panty hose, whatever you want to add to your new puppet. All of the puppets made will be brought to the Star Bar on Sat. May 8th 9pm, after our full day of WickerPus, for Malissa Sole's Birthday party photo booth downstairs. These guys will also be used for The Judies new video.

This Saturday, the 8th at 10AM!, will begin the construction of WICKERPUS! Our 20ft wicker sculpture will be on the Beltline directly behind Foundation skate park i
View Larger Map vehicle access behind Sampson st. lofts.

WE NEED ALL THE HELP WE CAN GET! Bring water, a snack, gloves, a shovel, boots, and a strong will to work on this astounding addition to the Beltline Public Art Project. Love ya'll Dodekababies! See you tonight.


Saturday, May 1, 2010

Happy Friday!

I know this is a little late, but Critical Mass always gives me a breath of fresh awesome! We've got so many projects and people to play with right now, it's nuts! Pee. Nuts. WICKERpus for the Beltline(http://www.beltline.org/BeltLineBasics/PublicArt/ArtontheBeltLine/tabid/3962/Default.aspx) will be planned and begun erected on MAY8th. Most of the work will be done during the next two weekends, but more weekday help is encouraged and needed. Contact Patty for details.

Cara Caravan was kicking it tonight at Blue Frog (http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=111966488824441&ref=ts) with some of her pieces and the rest of the work was astounding as well. Congrats and Margaritas.

Lam, Luckie, Miles, Trevor, and Warren are working on "I feel pretty" from West Side Story for 500 Songs for kids (http://www.myspace.com/500songsforkids)on Monday at 9:45 PM Smith's Olde Bar so come out and support. I hear that the last two nights have been fantastic.

May22nd The Land Trust & the Hearth are having a local festival designed to highlight this new wave of creative performers and creators around our city (http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=118310681515218&ref=ts ) and we have a live art spot and booth to share with them. There are roughly 9 spots for live art and please speak up if you'd like to contribute.

Living Walls (http://livingwallsconference.com/participate.html) is sponsoring a street art show on June 11th in which we will be assisting in presence and promotion.

DodekaPress is kicking out a solid interactive zine for us and doing it well. Kelly will get you in a whole new light.

LaserBeamKitty (http://sonenmusic.com/laserbeamkitty/) was a blast tonight at Highland Ballroom! Cousin Dan is awesome!

July 17th is the date set for our collaboration with Masa from ASAHI at the Goat Farm (http://www.myspace.com/thegoatfarm1) in West Midtown. We haven't decided the details for this show yet, but it's just a heads up.

Sorry for the lack of conversation this past week, but I know that everybody is pretty busy with finals and other mayhem. Stay strong and connected. Meeting on Sunday at 2pm J.L. unless otherwise noted tomorrow. Dodekout.