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The Crappy Magic Experience Wants Your Weird Stuff

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The Crappy Magic Experience is a multi-volume art event by Nashville artists David Hellams and David King. In 2016, Crappy Magic hosted two shows at Seed Space. The first featured bins full of discarded consumer goods that attendees were encouraged to play with, reconfigure, and reconsider. At the second event, artists donated reconfigured consumer goods to be auctioned off. Then they made infomercials to induce people to buy stuff.

Crappy Magic will return on Saturday, April 1 at abrasiveMedia, and they want your weird stuff!

As the contributing artist guidelines state, your item “can be a hand-crafted artwork; or it can be a ‘found’ object.” If you like, you can make an accompanying sales video. You can even borrow an item already donated to Crappy Magic and make a video for that.

The deadline for submissions is March 5. Learn more at CrappyMagic.com

The Crappy Magic Experience
3pm-10pm, Saturday, April 1, 2017
@ Abrasive Media (Houston Station), 438 Houston St #257, Nashville, TN 37203

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Pictures from Modular Art Pods at abrasiveMedia

Morgan Higby-Flowers' pod. Photo by Erica Ciccarone.

Morgan Higby-Flowers’ pod. Photo by Erica Ciccarone.

Check out these pictures of the show by Erica Ciccarone, Sarah McDonald, Alison Rinner, and Becky Fox Matthews!

Learn more about the abrasiveMedia show here.

The Poddy Award Winners!

The Poddys

 

We asked the artists from the inaugural Modular Art Pods to vote for best pods in a number of categories. The results are in and posted below!

Winners will receive a 3D printed award. For lack of a better name, we’re calling the awards “The Poddys.” You can download and print your own reward via Thingiverse.com.

And the winners are:

Best in Show:
Winner: Emily Holt
Runner up: Sarah McDonald / Tyler Blankenship

Most Original:
Winner: Sarah McDonald / Tyler Blankenship

Pod I’d most like to take a nap in:
Winner: Tie between Andri Alexandrou and Lauren Kussro
Runner up: Beth Reitmeyer

Greatest Endurance:
Winner: Gordon Roque
Runner up: Andri Alexandrou

Crowd Favorite:
Winner: Gordon Roque
Runner up: Tie between Morgan Higby-Flowers, Andri Alexandrou, Sarah McDonald / Tyler Blankenship, Becky Matthews / Alison Rinner, and Dig Deep Light Show

Best Inside/Outside Interactivity:
Winner: Emily Holt
Runner up: Megan Kelly / Stephen Zerne

Best Exterior:
Winner: Brian Somerville
Runner up: Dylan Ethier / Molly Lahym

Best Live Performance:
Winner: Gordon Roque
Runner up: Dig Deep Light Show

We’re Almost There! Modular Art Pods Saturday, Feb 7th at abrasiveMedia

It’s really happening!

The first ever MAPs will take place Saturday, February 7th during Arts & Music @ Wedgewood/Houston 6-10 p.m. at abrasiveMedia inside Houston Station (438 Houston Street, Nashville, TN). None of this could have happened without the hard work and creativity of the participating artists, which include:

  • Adrienne Newman
  • Alison Rinner and Becky Matthews
  • Andee Rudloff
  • Andri Alexandrou
  • Arthur Kirkby
  • Ava Marie Puckett
  • Beth Reitmeyer
  • Brandon Donahue
  • Brandon Greer
  • Brian Somerville
  • Courtney Adair Johnson
  • Dig Deep Light Show
  • Dylan Ethier and Molly Lahym
  • Emily Holt
  • Evelyn Walker
  • Gordon Roqué
  • Joe Clemons
  • Kayla Saito
  • Kyle Baker
  • Kyle Numann
  • Lauren Kussro
  • Luke Rainey
  • Matt Fox and Ben Clark
  • Matthew Jernigan
  • Megan Kelley and Stephen Zerne
  • Morgan Higby-Flowers
  • Patrick Stefaniak
  • Sarah McDonald and Tyler Blankenship
  • Secret Friends
  • Tony Youngblood

Modular Art Pods will be unlike other art exhibitions you’ve attended. You could call it an “art haunted house,” and like haunted houses, you will have to wait in line to get in. So allow time for waiting. And wear comfortable clothes for crawling. If you are unable to crawl through, we also have a backlot walking tour that lets you peer in on the crawlers and see the behind-the-scenes magic. Joe Nolan has the details on all of the Arts & Music @ Wedgewood/Houston events over at the Nashville Scene’s Crawl Guide.

Check out some pictures and videos of the pods in progress!

Sarah McDonald and Tyler Blankenship

Sarah McDonald and Tyler Blankenship

Sarah McDonald and Tyler Blankenship

Sarah McDonald and Tyler Blankenship

AlisonRinner & Becky Fox Matthews

Alison Rinner & Becky Fox Matthews

Andee Rudloff

Andee Rudloff

Kyle Numann

Kyle Numann

Courtney Adair Johnson

Courtney Adair Johnson

Courtney Adair Johnson

Courtney Adair Johnson

Joe Clemons

Joe Clemons

Lauren Kussro

Lauren Kussro

Lauren Kussro

Lauren Kussro

Matt Fox & Ben Clark

Matt Fox & Ben Clark

Brian Somerville

Brian Somerville

Brian Somerville

Gordon Roque

Gordon Roque

Inaugural Modular Art Pods Participating Artists

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I’m pleased to announce the roster of artists participating in the inaugural Modular Art Pods at abrasiveMedia, February 7th from 6 to 10 p.m. during Arts & Music @ Wedgewood/Houston.

Due to a large number of impressive applications, we decided to expand the pod tally to 30. I have written to all the applicants, but if for some reason you didn’t hear back from me, please contact tonyyoungblood@gmail.com.

Here is the inaugural MAPs roster of artists:

  • Adrienne Newman
  • Alison Rinner and Becky Matthews
  • Andee Rudloff
  • Andri Alexandrou
  • Arthur Kirkby
  • Ava Marie Puckett
  • Beth Reitmeyer
  • Brandon Donahue
  • Brandon Greer
  • Brian Somerville
  • Courtney Adair Johnson
  • David Wright LaGrone
  • Dig Deep Light Show
  • Dylan Ethier and Molly Lahym
  • Emily Holt
  • Evelyn Walker
  • Gordon Roqué
  • Joe Clemons
  • Kayla Saito
  • Kyle Baker
  • Kyle Numann
  • Lauren Kussro
  • Luke Rainey
  • Matt Fox and Ben Clark
  • Matthew Jernigan
  • Megan Kelley and Stephen Zerne
  • Patrick Stefaniak
  • Sarah McDonald and Tyler Blankenship
  • Secret Friends