Monday, May 5, 2008

Art All Night: Cause and Effect


I have some time before my plane leaves Pittsburgh and I wanted to recap a cool cause and effect from Art All Night. When I was volunteering out in the parking lots that night at Art All Night someone came along and found my photography print of the Roberto Clemente sculpture (credit to artist Susan Wagner) and found that his promotional banner for The Clarks was in the background of the image. I just came back from meeting Jay D. Simpson in person to give him the Clemente print and he presented me with one of the signed banners by the members of The Clarks. Wow. What a awesome thing to do.

His company, Airborne Promotions, is an outdoor promotions related company who does all the Pirates banners and many more which hang across Pittsburgh. Giant inflatables,event signage, flags, banners, skydancers, blimps, trade show displays and event tents. Their phone number is 412-431-0920.
Art All Night, an all volunteer effort for 11 years running, set this all in motion. What an amazing collective effort. I hope to get more involved next year.

And another twist is that Airborne Promotions is doing a project for the movie "She's Out Of My League" and I met one of the actors, TJ Miller, at the Funnybone when I was there to see my great friend Tom Henry doing his deadpan standup. Both are must-see comedians by the way.

So almost time to leave for the airport. If you have art events you want plugged just shoot me an email, rick(at)uniquetake.com. I'll be out of touch from mid-May to mid-June so catch me by May 15 and I'll make sure I post the info. Keep the info coming! 6,000 unique visits in the last 30 days.
I'm heading to Minnesota to visit family and then the Badlands and Yellowstone if I can swing a workable way to get there. My digital slr camera is in New Jersey and I'm looking forward to "getting back" to film.

Rick Byerly

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