Wet Art Project: Taylor and Santiago

Wet Art Project: Taylor and Santiago from Jarod Taber on Vimeo.

Wet Art is an exhibition on character. Thirty- six wetsuits from local Santa Cruz surfers were paired with thirty-six top artists to create a show for community viewing and auction. The artists , painters, sculptors, glass artists and jewelers were challenged to work outside of their traditional medium. The show will be open to the public the first two weekends in February 2012. The Wet Art Project is a group of short films directed by Patrick Trefz that showcases each artists that contributed their creativeness to this event. Enjoy

Artists:
Taylor and Santiago

Directed By:
Patrick Trefz

Filmed By:
Patrick Trefz & Jarod Taber

Edited By:
Jarod Taber

 

 

 

Wet Art Project: Jasper Marino

Wet Art Project: Jasper Marino from Jarod Taber on Vimeo.

Wet Art is an exhibition on character. Thirty- six wetsuits from local Santa Cruz surfers were paired with thirty-six top artists to create a show for community viewing and auction. The artists , painters, sculptors, glass artists and jewelers were challenged to work outside of their traditional medium. The show will be open to the public the first two weekends in February 2012. The Wet Art Project is a group of short films directed by Patrick Trefz that showcases each artists that contributed their creativeness to this event. Enjoy
Artist:
Jasper Marino
Directed By:
Patrick Trefz
Filmed By:
Jarod Taber & Patrick Trefz
Edited By:
Jarod Taber

Young, local artists bring talents together in Made Fresh Collective

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Young, local artists bring talents together in Made Fresh Collective

By Isaiah Guzman

Posted:   12/17/2010 01:30:37 AM PST
SANTA CRUZ — As a kid, Taylor Reinhold got to see one-of-a-kind blown glass made all around him.

His mother, after all, is Annie Morhauser, owner of internationally renowned Annieglass of Watsonville.

“That’s where it all came from, seeing it at a young age,” the 23-year-old said. “Art was always something very important in our household.”

Now, Reinhold and a group of about 10 friends are trying to make their own one-of-a-kind art, though therein lies the catch: They aren’t making just one kind of art. They’ve started Made Fresh Collective, a collaboration from different artists that features everything from hand-drawn, silk-screened and airbrushed clothing designs to ceramic jewelry, pottery, posters, stickers and bags.

Made Fresh Collective will be on display now through Sunday downtown in a studio on Plaza Lane Alley behind Benten Japanese restaurant. For $10, customers can bring in a T-shirt and have it screened or airbrushed.

“Made fresh out the door,” said Made Fresh Collective artist Jasper Marino, 22.

The clothing graphics range from hip-hop and graffiti style to designs from different world cultures. Some of the posters have an art deco feel and feature images of Bob Marley, Kurt Cobain and Janis Joplin.

But Reinhold, Marino and his young colleagues — Carl Qualye, Tom Rich, Nikos de la Rosa, Hannah O’Neal and Cruz Cisneros — don’t want to just make “fresh” merchandise. They say their collective is more about the

process than the product, more about keeping it grassroots than creating a label brand.

They hope to put on festivals featuring music, skateboarding and food and are working with nonprofit after school program, Mariposa’s Art, to have a summer urban art festival in Watsonville. Marino said the collective is “all about the youth.”

“What am I talking about?” he said. “I’m still a youth. But the little guys. We’ve got to get them off the video games and on the creative tip.”

Reinhold said he and Marino started printing T-shirts in his backyard.

“Ever since I bought the press,” Reinhold said, “it’s just become this mass zone for creativity.”

Now, Reinhold has what he calls an “art compound” on his mother’s property up Rodeo Gulch, a converted barn where he and his fellow artists churn out ideas.

Though Reinhold founded Made Fresh Collective, he said it would be nothing without the group.

“It was all about having all these influences from my friends,” he said, “who are really talented.”

Interview: Annieglass.com- By Annie- Posted 6/30/2010

Annieglass.com- By Annie- Posted 6/30/2010
“Urban Arts:  A Very Fine Line”

– Interview for post-
Annie: Congratulations on the show, it looks good! And congrats on receiving a NEA grant. Why the name, “A Very Thin Line” as the show’s title?
Taylor:  It’s a very fine line between my generation’s interpretations of urban art compared to older generations. Street art—once considered to be highly destructive and frowned upon—has emerged into a diverse counter culture of creativity. My generation’s interpretation of urban art is a movement of artists taking influences from street art and fusing it with contemporary painting to push the limits of expression.
AM: Visually describe your art to those of us unfamiliar with it.
TR: My art is best described as controlled chaos using vibrant colors, paint splatters, sharp lines and layers of graffiti. I paint animals using house paint and India ink along with airbrush and silk screening, combining many forms of mixed media to achieve a piece that is alive with energy and at the same time frozen in time..
AM: What, who are your influences?
TR: My major influences are Jackson Pollock, Retna, Banksy, Ben Farris, Jasper Marino and the places I’ve traveled to: Europe, Asia and Egypt. I am inspired by nature, the animal kingdom, ancient civilizations and modern concrete jungles filled with raw dilapidated buildings and grimy streets.
AM: What should people expect to see at the gallery show and fair?
TR: Multiple mediums of art influenced by the urban environment, skateboard instillations, painted spray cans, recycled Marlboro packs, dartboard art, giant screaming monkey murals, innovative clothing, and screen printed ceramic cups. The Festival will showcase young local musicians performing Jazz, Hip Hop, Break Dance, and Capoeira. There will be workshops on teaching the community silk screening, stencil making, sticker making, mural painting and body painting.
AM: Who and what is The Made Fresh Collective
TR:  The Made Fresh Collective is an artist collective based out of Santa Cruz, California focused on projecting creativity through as many collaborative mediums as possible. From screen printing and fashion design to live canvas and airbrush body painting, the goal is to create a bridge between the creative process and the consumer or audience, as community support is integral to artist’s success. The members of the Made Fresh Collective are Nikos De La Rosa, Cruz Cisneros, Jasper Marino, James Hanold, Tom Rich, Mario Guizar, JP McNicholas, Jamie Schnetzler and Ben Farris.
AM: After the show, when all is done, what would be the best accomplishment you could have hoped for?
TR: That people will be inspired to try and step outside the borders and use the creativity within.AM:  What do you think of the Surfing Madonna *?
TR: Genius. We need more people like this in the world.* Illegal mosaic mural of the Madonna on a surfboard that was so beautiful, it begged the question “Is this art or graffiti?” Divided the community of Long Beach over its removal and was resolved by the artist paying to move it to another location.
AM: I am so proud of you—good luck with the show!
TR: You‘re the best, my pure inspiration!!!
AM: ah right ah right…now take out the trash please.