Good news everybody! Weeks ago I approached The Black Oak Casino inquiring about old bowling pins to use for an art show. They graciously donated 30 bowling pins for my project and took it a step further by offering to host the art show during their Pro/Amateur bowling tournament to be held May 21-23! It was an offer I couldn’t refuse, ensuring that the show will be housed in a high traffic area.
Soon after receiving the pins I sprung into action, giving the bowling pins to various artist and craftspeople to enhance as they see fit. To ensure an exciting and diverse show the pins were put in the hands of tattoo artists, hot rod painters, pin strippers, illustrators, fine artists, graphic artists, sculptors, designers, graffiti artists, photographers and more. The participating artists hail from up and down the state including Long Beach, Temecula, Sacramento, and the Bay Area in addition to our local Tuolumnites. I am very excited to see the final collection of pins and will be sure to post photos for those unlucky enough not to attend.
This is the first of many themed art shows I will be hosting here in Tuolumne County. Hopefully these shows will spark a bit of excitement in the flat-lining local art scene and inspire other young creatives to become active in the community. I will keep you posted with bowling pin teasers and future events so stay tuned and let me hear some feed back!