We hope you like our street art snails. We made them just for you.
If you love one so much, that you can’t help but take it with you, we totally understand.
1. Give it a nice home, with lots of love.
2. Post a photo of your new friend, with a tag like #ECSnails, #ECArtists, #MercedSnails, #SnailInvasion, or even #Snails.
The EC artists are checking Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr to see if any of their snails have been seen.
ARTAGEDDON at the Arts Center
The Merced County Arts Council is throwing it’s first ever Artageddon event.
The challenge: You have four hours to paint, using only the materials you are given. Weeks later, comes the competition… a single elimination tournament, judged by the audience. Winners move on to the next bout, and losers… are destroyed!!! The Wheel of Death determines the mode of destruction, and only an audience member’s purchase will save the painting. The winning painting not only survives destruction, but earns $500 for it’s creator.
This is mega-exciting, and we cannot wait!
After they escaped from the kiln, the snails made their way across the classroom, out onto the 3rd floor landing, onto the elevator, down to the 1st floor, through the galleries, and out of the Arts Center…
Special Thanks go out to EC Artists Anne Marsh, Melissa Fuentes, Hilda Cotta, Michael Cordova, and our awesome intern Lulu Gamez, for this fantastic stop motion video.
Our street art project is underway. 500 snails were fired in the kiln. Here, the snails from the first shelf are escaping the kiln.
This is a bit of fun from our Clay/Ceramic Arts instructor Kristine Hansen.