I was asked to help with this show, which was being put on by my more lovely, and educated girlfriend, in order to raise money for BIA/the village, a local school/company that works primarily with children with autism. I stressed out for two months, worrying about how to make this show happen, but when it actually came down to it, the kids did all the work and I just stood by in awe.
"Up", by Mark Florez. Awesome kid from Visalia who draws any Disney character from memory. I met up with him for a drawing session, and pretty much just ended up watching.
Me; "Hey Mark, wanna draw together? Both of us on one paper?"
Mark; "Ummmm, Don't think so."
Collab between Me and Sydney Lopez. Amazing girl who creates worlds with her hands. Genius. Just Genius....
Gary, Steve, Sydney, Tracy and I, holding up our custom works of art that Syd made for us.
Terrance Reimer, Me and Syd. Terrance bought our collaboration, entitled, "Your Highness, Stop This Now!"
"Coyote Tree", which Gary, owner of Iron Bird Cafe, bought. Really wanted this one. Fun Fact; Kyle, the artist of this piece, flicked my nephew on the fore head on his first day of school.
Sako Panossian, standing in front of our collab, entitled, "car QX".
Fun Fact; Whilst painting with Sako, I put on the soundtrack from the movie "Amelie". Sako stopped painting and listened, then asked if it was French music, which it was, he then told me that he loved French music. Sako's 10.
I love working with other artists, but never really do it even though most of my best friends are painters or illustrators and when I pretty much, lived, at Broadway Studios, collaborations were all we talked about but never did it.
My next body of work will consist of all the techniques Im stealing from these kids.
Show is being extended for another month and will be up through the entire month of May at
Iron Bird Cafe
1915 Fulton Street
in Beautiful Downtown Fresno
Go See It With Yer' Own Eyes!
See more on this show here. here. here. and here.
See more of the Amazing Sydney Lopez's work at Nersha.net