IN Light IN Festival on August 26th and 27th from 9pm-1am. Come one out and exchange your trinkets, jokes, stories and dance moves for some of our fun curated packages.
The Barter Boat is a collaboration of RADAR Art Collective (myself, Anna Abhau Elliott and Desiree Moore). It was present at the 2016 Northern Spark Festival in Minneapolis as well as the Summer 4Play event at Fort Snelling State Park.
Thursday, August 18, 2016
This is a piece I just finished for the wisdom themed Art-on-Fire show that's part of the 2016 JGames: Art Beat event at the Sabes JCC on August 28th from 6-9pm. This is my very first embroidery attempt and I really enjoyed it! I was inspired by vintage Wise Potato Chip packaging. The work is 1'x1' and will be on sale for $99 as part of a fundraiser for the JCC along with other 1'x1' works from talented local artists.
Posted by Robin Schwartzman at 1:15 PM
Sunday, November 15, 2015
I just returned home from the 24th annual International Society of Caricature Artists Convention and Competition held in Sandusky, Ohio. Every year, for one week, caricaturists from around the world gather in a hotel ballroom and draw each other for four days straight. There are workshops, guest speakers and many competitions for the opportunity to take home a trophy.
This year, I was thrilled to win first place in the Speed Competition for the title of World's Fastest Caricaturist! I also had a blast pushing myself and trying out a variety of drawing styles for my competition wall. Here are some images of my wall and subjects.
Posted by Robin Schwartzman at 10:17 PM
Sunday, October 11, 2015
Alma Lights was a collaboration between Northern Lights.mn and Restaurant Alma to create a temporary arts hub experiment that supported a range of artist interventions at 528-530 University Ave. in Minneapolis prior to Restaurant Alma’s renovation of the building in the fall.
As Restaurant Alma plans with James Dayton Design how to reconfigure the space with expanded restaurant facilities, a cafe and boutique hotel, Northern Lights.mn invited a number artists to create interventions, installations, and activities throughout the building between July 8 and September 15.For my intervention, I created SubPar, a mini golf ball run that had three starting points on the second level, went through the floor and ended downstairs. It was constructed primarily of raw building materials and a number of objects found throughout the space including metal lampshades, HVAC tubing and an orange traffic cone.
Posted by Robin Schwartzman at 9:32 PM
Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Thursday, May 28, 2015
After four months of design, planning and collaboration with architects, engineers, a construction company, fabricators, artists, Hub-Bub and the Spartanburg Community, I am very excited to officially announce my big project, Sparkle City Mini Putt! Mural painting and construction of this 9-hole, permanent, locally themed mini golf course that I designed begins next week and will be finished in July. Read about it in this article written by the Spartanburg Herald Journal. Stay tuned for lots of updates!
Posted by Robin Schwartzman at 11:26 AM