Some of the hubcaps in the “HUB- With Magnetic Connections Show” originating in East Brunswick, NJ. Dents & Rust a plus!
We received hubcaps from all ages & backgrounds: A nun who was 92 yr. in Canada; a 4 yr old from the Creative Genius Workshop run by Anna Soto Canino; a hubcap came in the mail from Cathy Linfield, Paris, France
. 45 Hubcaps came from McKinley School, New Brunswick, NJ. Hubcaps came from a Metuchen School, teacher Lynn Lerner. It was November, we spread 16 eight ft X 4 ft boards out in the backyard and preceded to prime and paint a design for the backdrop of all the hubcaps. That design came by e mail from artist Sheila Barrera in Florida. Old Bridge artist, Chris Cornell painted the background with Judy Wray at the ARTYARD. When they were finished the 32 ft wide wall came together with 267 hubcaps from all over for 2 weeks at Lincoln Center’s Cork Gallery, NYC.
After the show came down it went to The Stone Museum in Monroe Twp. There were also visits to the Atlantic City Seafood Festival for two summers and the local shows at the EB pond. The show also spent a few months at UMDNJ spread out on a long wall in the student lounge. We kept it going, replenishing the wall with additional hubcaps from The Voyager’s School, and the HUBCAPPERS, a group of young teens associated with Stephanie & Quinn DeGeneste, Franklin, NJ.
En este inicio de año nos hicieron una invitación a participar en el proyecto artístico que estarán realizando la Psicóloga Marisol Hernández y la artista Arely Mundo por parte de la USAER Unidad de Servicio de apoyo a la Educación Regular en el Estado de Morelos.
Con el fin de compartir nuestro trabajo, colaboramos con la instalación del cuento Mi Cabeza esta llena de Colores en la Telesecundaria Niños Héroes del municipio de Tequesquitengo, Morelos. El cuento fue colocado el la barda que se encuentra en la entrada de la escuela, logrando una composición de tonalidades que se ensamblaron perfectamente con la magnifica vista con la que cuenta la escuela del característico Lago de Tequesquitengo.
Por otro lago, también realizamos la colocación de la colección de tapones de llantas, Colores Rodantes se encuentra en uno de los muros mas grandes. Sus formas circulares nos permitieron jugar con su instalación, además de ser el primero en causar impacto en los estudiantes quienes comentaban cual era de su preferencia, y porque.
Como nos encanta ver crecer nuestros proyectos y hacerlos girar, hicimos una invitación a los estudiantes a participar en nuestra exposición rodante, exhortándolos a pintar y a crear sus propios tapones de llanta.
Agradecemos a Marisol por esta maravillosa invitación, que nos sembró una vez mas la semilla del anhelo por compartir e involucrar a quienes gusten participar en un proyecto que tiene vida, que a traves de sus giros pretendemos dejar algo significativo en la vida de quienes intervienen o al menos son espectadores.
Colores RodantesAzul loco y verde loco del lino en rama y en flor. Mareando de oleadas baila el lindo azuleador. Cuando el azul se deshoja, sigue el verde danzador: verde-trébol, verde-oliva y el gayo verde-limón. ¡Vaya hermosura! ¡Vaya el Color! Gabriela Mistral Fragmento del poema ¨Ronda de Colores¨
It is a challenge to write about one episode in a project that has gone on about 18 years. Trying! Lots was never written about. A teacher at a New Brunswick school, friendly, imaginative, dependable, way in the beginning she wanted to participate in the hubcap show with her students. We gave her 45 hubcaps and in about 2 or 3 weeks she returned them all to us painted. We then took them to the University of Medicine and Dentistry-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, in Piscataway, NJ. We hung them vertically in the Great Hall. We had a bad camera..the lighting was also bad..We had no Photoshop back then..all we have is memories..mostly! Here comes the story.
J.C. Sarpong is a good friend of mine and gifted sculptor. We were exhibiting his bronze sculptures at the student center of RWJMS-UMDNJ. So J.C. was familiar with what was going on. He saw an opportunity where he could help. His roomies took videos. They had equipment, skills. The way I remember it we took the video of hubcap related images and activities. We were happy with it and passed it on to J.C. to make a copy or 2.
He did that and delivered back to me a VHS which I promptly delivered to the teachers desk at the school. She wasn’t there. I left it on her desk and went on with the day. Maybe at this point you can anticipate where this is going and can finish the story yourself!!!!
At this point it does get very hard to continue. Suddenly my box of crayolas spills over to a zillion nuances..the teacher called me a little latter in the day..horrified..incredulous what did you leave on my desk!!!!!
J.C.s roomies had illicit video activities..in truth they did have the equipment and skills..and also a sense of humor…reminds me always of the kind of accidents young people have when they have had too much to drink..they switched our VHS for another.
So, all our collective good will, imagination, efforts was be-smirched…blotted out..why the hell not..did we think it would be different for us!!?? have to stop..intermission.