It is time to show the world that Nashville is serious about street art. Get on board...keep funding and signing up to add your portrait until the deadline because your face is needed and we will build as many lanterns as we can fund and photograph!
"The World Hears Nashville, Now They See Us!"
NASHVILLIANS = STREET ART
We have partnered with the Tennessee State Museum to line the streets of Nashville with YOUR portraits for a large scale temporary street art project. Yes, we are turning amazing Nashvillians into art!!
We want to line Deaderick Street with paper lanterns and "illuminate" our citizens during the TEDxNashville event on April 6th, 2013 at the TPAC.
There will be a solor powered light within each of the 3' x 4.5' black and white portrait cubes, to make for a magical April Art Crawl featuring the amazing individuals that make our city great! Join us with your support to help fund the materials and installation and enjoy some awesome rewards such as seeing your face become street art!
MORE = WOW
We currently have 56 portraits and need a minimum of $1200 to fund the build and installation. But that only leaves us with 14 lanterns. Our goal is to have a minimum of 20 lanterns lining the streets, displaying 80+ citizens.
The MORE lanterns, the BETTER! We will build AS MANY AS WE CAN FUND and build by the deadline! The more lanterns we have, the greater we glow...and Nashville is a city that shines!
The rewards are great because we need funding to build these lanterns but we also need more faces to to grow the action, and that is where you come in! You can support art for arts sake, sponsor a lantern and even have the chance to become art! Anyone who contributes $50 or more gets the option of adding their portrait to our current collection and will fund the build and display of yet another lantern! You can even take a lantern home with a contribution of $150 or more!
WHO & WHY
Artists, Kristin Llamas and Alfonso Llamas are working to promote, engage and inspire the visual arts within Music City. Their slogan is "The World Hears Nashville, Now They SEE us." This project, in partnership with the Tennessee State Museum furthers the mission to inspire and be inspired by visual art. It is an official INSIDE OUT by JR global art project and will be documented and shared with the world...we are bringing the world in, while sending Nashville out.
Other INSIDE OUT projects around the world have created a beautiful impact, but Nashville's trasformation is the first of its kind. These sculptural lanterns create a light box effect directly lining the city street. This is Portraiture + Street Art at its core!
Other Ways You Can Help
Some people just can’t contribute, but that doesn’t mean you can't help!
If you think that this project is inspiring and want to see it happen but just can't contribute, we get it! Help us reach our goal by sharing and spreading the word!
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