The Vagabonds of VESTIBULE proudly support the grassroots Occupy DC community at McPherson Square and the amazing art coming out of its camp — and we are reinforcing solidarity between our local artists and the Occupiers by bringing them together to create and exhibit social change art to be shown on mobile exhibition modules we're building at McPherson Square.
But it won't end there.
These mobile exhibition modules, designed and constructed by local architect and conceptual installation artist Evan Howell, will be utilized in the deployment of "guerrilla gallery" shows throughout the streets of Our Nation's Capital.
As of right now, each module will require:
- eight (8) 2x4s,
- 64 sq.ft of chicken wire.
- 64 sq.ft. of plastic sheeting,
- three (3) hinges, and
- one (1) latch.
These materials will come to roughly $50 per module, $150 per triad, $750 total — with an additional $50-$100 for extra material costs and $150-$200 in transportation costs. This comes to the total of $1000, the budget we set for ourselves. (This does not include the costs of other necessities, like lights and locks and providing art supplies to artists at the Occupy DC camp. We are still trying to determine if we can obtain those things through in-kind donations or scavenging.)
Please make a donation today; any amount will help us #OccupyArt everywhere — from iconic intersections like 14th and U Streets NW, to the steps of Smithsonian institutions.
Learn more about the VESTIBULE #OccupyArt Guerrilla Gallery (and check out Evan's architectural sketches of the mobile exhibition modules) at http://www.VESTIBULEdc.com