One Year Later: The Snail Invasion Continues

One year ago, on the eve of the October 2013 Merced Art Hop, the Enrichment Center rolled out the Snail Invasion—a street art project for the community, with a focus on Downtown Merced. On Friday, October 17, 2014, the EC artists walked up and down around Main Street in Merced, to make another installation of…

Snail Hunt

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,…

Snail Invasion: Installing The First Wave

Some photos of a few of the artists installing the Snail Invasion street art project. From left to right, Oscar Onsurez, Ivan Hernandez, Yadira Prado, and Richard Chavez were in my group.  Since I had the camera, they’re the ones getting famous today.  Oh well… more installations to come. This is a series, showing how…

October 2013 EC Snails: The Invasion Begins

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…

October 2013 EC Snails: Out of the Kiln

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.