Empezando la semana con buen pie, desvelando el diseño de chicas creado por Lola Beltrán. #thirdcultureart #lolabeltran
Friday is here, and so is this preview of the guys t-shirt illustrated by Pedro Oyarbide (@pedroyarbide)
Last Wednesday we let the world see the new collection called Monsters And Unicorns. We collaborate with different artists in each collection, in this case, we worked with Pedro Oyarbide and Lola Beltrán. They are both very creative and amazingly skillful. Their illustrations are bold, full of details and patterns. Make sure you check their work.
Many friends and curios minds came out to the preview of Monsters And Unicorns despite the rain. Here are some pictures of the night! Our collection is part of the Weisman Award exhibition at Columbia College Chicago. Monsters And Unicorns is partially supported by a grant from the Albert P. Weisman Award, a private trust affiliated with Columbia College Chicago. We are very grateful for their interest and support of ThirdCulture.
You can follow more behind the scenes and process shots on Instagram:
Today we launch the preview of our new collection called MONSTERS AND UNICORNS. ThirdCulture collaborates with different artists for each collection. The idea of this collection is to “Awaken The Child Within”. Children are curious and not ashamed to ask “dumb questions”. They are adventurous, hungry to learn, say what they think, and are creative. Artists are those who keep these traits. That is why we asked Pedro Oyarbide and Lola Beltrán to reinterpret “monsters and unicorns” since they are mystical creatures in most children’s imagination. This collection is partly funded by the Albert P. Weisman Award.
We thank our artists Pedro and Lola for their amazing work. Follow their work here:
#monstersandunicorns #thirdcultureart #art #collaboration #newcollection
Utilizing multiple homes on the 700 Highland Avenue block, nine artists have created site-specific interventions for this month long event. MINIVAN BOOTH is a one day installation/venue in and out of the minivan of Alberto Aguilar which provides free services, goods, performances and workshops to Highland Avenue in Oak Park, IL as the summer draws to an end in 2013. The varied program changes at the turn of every hour from 1-10pm.
We will lead a workshop teaching how to make your very own leather bound sketch book. All supplies will be provided free of charge at the booth. We really like this idea by Alberto since it will involve many artists collaborating with his booth, as well as our opportunity to teach people how to make sketchbooks. Our time at the booth is from 6-7pm.
LOCATION & HOURS:
Sunday September 15, 1pm-10pm
704 Highland Ave. Oak Park, IL
MINIVAN BOOTH program:
1-3 pm Kite Collective Playlab will feature ruminations on the benefits of looking up & kite-making.
3-4pm North Branch Projects will present *Exchange of Words* here you will receive a hand stitched book in exchange for your questions and answers.
4-5pm Cultural ReProducers will host an optimistic architecture workshop and playgroup.
5-6pm Inside the Artist’s Kitchen will present *KITCHEN SMART*. Enjoy homemade juice and answers to your cooking questions.
6-7pm Jeremy Blake co-founder of ThirdCulture will lead you in making your very own leather bound sketch book.
7-8pm Collective Cleaners will lead a collective rag weaving session.
8-9pm In the glow of a new projection piece at dusk in Oak Park, *Diaz Lewis*, the Cuban-American collaborative artist duo will invite Terrain guests to participate in a Special Edition SMS (Simultaneous Moment of Silence) to be initiated on Monday, September 16. And for kids of all ages, they will offer face painting. Diaz Lewis is comprised of Cara Megan Lewis and Alejandro Figueredo Diaz-Perera.
About Alberto Aguilar:
Alberto Aguilar was born in Chicago Illinois in 1974, the city in which he currently resides. He has three brothers and one sister. In 1976 his parents opened the first Mexican grocery store in Cicero Illinois which they named La Grande. In 1997 upon receiving his BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) he married Sonia Leticia Guillen. Together they have four children, half of which are girls. Four years later Alberto received his MFA also from SAIC. Currently he is an instructor of studio art at Harold Washington College- one of the City Colleges of Chicago. There he coordinates Pedestrian Project an initiative devoted to making art accessible to people of all walks of life. Aguilar’s current practice merges his various life roles and attempts to capture fleeting moments, personal discoveries, and his interaction with others using whatever medium is at hand. On the rainy day of March 18, 2013 at 1:46 pm he sat in his minivan drinking English breakfast tea, editing this bio by adding this final line.
Early AM international shipments. These go out to the artists we collaborated with for our next collection. #thirdcultureart #preview #fa13