anne and mark’s art party 2014

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Yep, they did it again, Anne Sconberg and Mark Henderson – artists, art-lovers, art-supporters and the ultimate cultural producers – cooked up a storm. The magical ingredient? Creativity of course. Well, bloody hard work, a population of people such as volunteers, but not only, very long hours, and a very large pinch of passion are all part of the recipe too.  The alchemy they’ve created was a hurricane that for 5 days has artified the Silicon Valley and has brought together more than 300 artists from all over the world gathering all sort of communities and creative genres lovers, from fine arts to performance and music to poetry and spoken word, to opera, fire games, food, fashion and beyond.

This visionary heroic effort seems to have delighted the community of San jose’ of which Anne and Mark are notorious dedicated members.  The opening night was a spectacular tornado that indiscriminately electrified everyone: inclusive and therefore immense. There was something for everybody to enjoy and to engage with, and everybody did. A sense of inebriating freedom swept across the fairgrounds that smelled like “smooth democratic oasis with an edge” (No, you cannot find it in the stores, and no, it is not a tequila brand neither).

Now that the flooding has quiet down what will be next? Be reassured, the cyclone is just catching its breath and gathering steam for the next high alert event. In the meantime here ( above) are just few of the 300 and more works partying at at Anne and Mark’s art party 2014 at the Santa Clara County Fairground in San Jose’ CA.

More info about Anne and Mark’s Art party can be found at: http://artpartysj.com/

Enjoy the aftermath.

Art Party flyer BACKHere is part of the list of the participating artists: ( for links to the artists please go to:http://artpartysj.com/)

Sylvan Adams, Pilar Aguero-Esparza, Johane Amirault, Michael Azgour, Roberta Ahrens, Jody Alexander, Ben Alexy, Katherine Kerr Allen, Alexanna Alvarado, Juan Carlos Arujo, Jerry Ross Barrish, Dax Barker, Hildy Bernstein, Jude Bischoff, Charlotte Anne Blanc, Claudia Borgna, Andrea Borsuk, Rebecca Bui, Thai Bui, Barbara Boissevain, Shelly Bradbury, Natalya Burd, Mimi Cahalan, Jim Caldwell, Della Calfee, Ryan Carrington, Glen Carter, Sara Carter, Dotti Cichon, Brian Coleman, Kimberly Cook, Marc D’Estout, Laura Deem, Maren Deem, Dan Dermer, Kelly Detweiler, James Dewrance, Margitta Dietrick-Welsh, Christel Dillbohner, Scott Donschikowski, Nora Dougherty, Kathryn Dunlevie, Jessica Eastburn, Zach Eberly, Ken Edwards, Karen Ehlers, Christopher Elliman, Yvonne Escalante, Graciela Eulate, Ian Everard, Alexandra Frank, Gretchen Frank, Naomi Frank, Steve French, Sara Friedlander, Don Fritz, Daniel Garcia, Harriet Garfinkle, Mike Garlington, Werner Glinka, Bill Gould, Shelby Graham, Karen Gutfreund, Charlotta Hauksdottir, Jamil Hellu, Mauro Hernandez, Lisa Hochstein, Patrick Wädl Hofmeister, Bill Holloway, Evan Holm, D Hooker, Beth Howe, Jack Howe, Peter Inshaw, Josefina Jacquin, Jen Jennings, Robin Kandel, Pantea Karimi, Tobin Wynne Keller, Joseph Kohnke, Keba Armand Konte, Susan Kraft, Melissa Kreisa, Leslie Lambert, Malia Landis, Robert Larson, Carrie Lederer, Katherine Levin-Lau, Kristin Lindseth, Oleg Lobykin, Michelle Longosz, Kresimir Luckars, Li Ma, Shakun Maheshwari, Irina Malkmus, Victoria Mara Heilweil, Will Marino, Jasper Marino, Tony May, Victoria May, Clive McCarthy, Kyle Meredith, Shelly Meredith, David Middlebrook, Joe Miller, Harriet Moulton, Angelica Muro, Michael Napper, Mike Narcisco, Amy Nathan, Cindy Nelson, Cindy Newberry, Seneca Norberg, Philo Northrup, Michael Oechsli, Denise Olenak, Sean Orlando, David Pace, Rebecca Palmer, Nanda Palmieri, Gianfranco Paolozzi, Demetra Paras, Quinn Rene Peck, Jane Peterman, Archil Pichkhadze, Diane Pierce, Harry Powers, Lynn Powers, Sam Price, Ruth Priest, Gail Ragains, Sarah Ratchye, Beverly Rayner, Fanny Retsek, George Rivera, Dora Lisa Rosenbaum, Jay Ruland, Nancy Mona Russell, Chelsea Sammel, Joe Saxe, Biagio Scarpello, Tessie Barrera-Scharaga, Anne Marie Sconberg, Ron Seff, Rose Sellery, Nancy Sevier, Patty Sharky, Robbie Schoen, Sudnya Shroff, Chris Sicat, Linda Simmel, Ema Harris Sintamarian, Jim Skanberg, Jonathan Smith, Robynn Smith, Mary Souza, Richard Starks, Linda Steenkamp, D. Brent Stephens, Brian Taylor, Matthew Taylor, Anthony Texiera, Cherise Thompson, Tim Thompson, Brent Townshend, Camille Townshend, Lucy Traeger, Deborah Trilling, Sieglinde Van Damme, Adon Valenziano, Monica Van Den Dool, Cristina Velazquez, Wädl, Stan Welsh, Margaret Wherry, Wesley Wright, Shannon Wright, Carl Yoshihara.

ANNE & MARK’S CLOSING DOWN ART PARTY

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FASHIONART SANTA CRUZ

FashionArt will have their show from 8-8:45. Models will also be walking through the gallery. It is going to be great! Please make sure you are there in time to see it. Also please post the attached on your social media accounts or ‘like’ and ‘share’ it here Anne&Marks Art Party

DID YOU KNOW ABOUT THE BO-BAG?

Did you know about Petra Pan’s BO-BAG?

Well if you didn’t here it is!

It’s practical, arty and fun all at the same time and will also keep you hydrated!

Invented and designed by artist Petra Pan herself! Check it out, here is the video:

For more info contact Petra Pan in person at pm@petra-pan.de

ENJOY!

MY TWO FAVOURITE BERLINER DESIGNERS

ickweetART, CRAFT and STYLE  bind with POETRY are the main ingredients of these two Berliner designer: LINN ANNEN and CONNIE KRAUS.

LINN ANNEN a fashion and custom designer whose work extends into the fine arts limbo. Her creations are a very personal view of how clothing and fine arts should mingle together:

http://www.linnannen.com/

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Here is how Linn describes her work for CENTRAL BOOKING in New York City where her work is currently on display:

“I am dealing with different forms of expressions on the border between fashion and art. The basic idea of my work is to wear art on the body. I create so-called ”wearable objects” composed of different materials, colors and shapes. A combination of new and used materials, parts of garments, and fabrics is part of my style. “Word-robes“ are clothes, which become an area for the projection of my thoughts. I like to turn the inside out and to use the fashion surface as a medium for personal text fragments and aphorisms. A special way of handwriting done with sewing machine is characteristic feature of my work”.

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CONNIE KRAUS a stone mason carver by trade applies her tactile skills creating poetic and sensual interior designer objects which go under the trademark of MOHNLICHT

http://www.mohnlicht.de/index.html

“Mohnlicht is a young Berlin label for interior decoration and living room accessories. We design and manufacture products with elements made ​​of transparent plastic in which natural materials are incorporated. Each piece is handmade, has high standards to the design and is absolutely unique.

We offer finished products for immediate purchase but also customize according to wish, measure or interiors to create original and individual pieces.

 Mohnlicht takes regularly part to art and culture festivals, such as 48 hours of Neukölln”.WP_20130421_033