Monday, August 17, 2009

A Face-Lift

The IUSARTCAR has been on some adventures in the last few weeks.  After the Kentucky Art Car Weekend, that attracted many visitors/comments, we were on Ebay looking for  buyer. Sadly, no one bid the minimum, which was cheap, cheap, cheap!  So, in order to make the van more functional and aerodynamic, an OCTOPUSECTOMY was performed.  Here are a few shots of the results.

If there are any potential Artcar Enthusiasts out there wanting to own a hot-van with a new transmission and tires and lots of great creative details, give us a holler. 

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Kentucky Art Car Weekend

The beginning of the parade down Main Street headed for the Mid City Mall and the start of the official Kentucky Art Car Weekend Parade.

Everyone along the route seemed to have a camera in their hands.

The IUSARTCAR got a nice round of applause as it entered the Douglas Loop and was announced over the public address speakers.

Here we were parked along Main Street during the weekend event.  We had lots of visitors asking about the project, the campus, and the program.

This is a shot going down Bardstown Road to the resting place at the presbyterian Church.

The weekend was, but loaded with lots of interesting folks and lots of fun art car festivities. Brent and Ben came down and sold their work, Ashley came along, Amdana was there part of the day and participated in the parade, Laurel also came down for the parade even though she is a new grandmother and brought Drew along. He seemed to enjoy it a lot. The IUSARTCAR was a star for the two day event.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

FOX in the Morning

This is a detail of the 'bronzevan' that was also on the FOX 41 morning show.

The 'Bronzevan' took 22 years to get to this state and it's amazing to see.

A FOX 41 cameraman shoots the IUSARTCAR.

This morning we went to FOX 41 studios for a quick on-air interview and camera footage of the IUSARTCAR.  All reports say we looked and sounded good.  There was another art car there, just arrived from Washington, the 'Bronzevan'.  It was an amazing vehicle, 10,000 pounds of bronze, including $15,000 worth of coins attached to it.  I've included a few images.

Monday, July 27, 2009


This morning I appeared on "The CW Louisville", WBKI, Channel 7, with Karen Welch from the Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, to help promote the art car festivities.  She was great, I was told my part went well, although I'm hardly a good television-type guy. I was able to talk a little about the IUSARTCAR and the project.  It aired this morning, and will repeat, I think, at 4:30 a.m. - be sure to catch it when you're up at that hour sipping on your morning coffee. 

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Early Morning Filming

Debra and I drove through the rain to WHAS this morning for the filming of the IUSARTCAR. We arrived at about 6:40 a.m. for our 7:00 filming. We pulled into the garage, dried off the van, and watched the cameraman shoot various details.  Then he asked us to also be on-camera and talk about artcar.  We were caught off guard, and in spite of a lack of coffee at that hour, we represented the project and the students who created it pretty well.  The picture above was taken with my phone of the shooting.  The broadcast of it will be today at 9:00 a.m., and then again at 6:00 p.m., maybe again at 11:00.  Hope you catch it at one of those times.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Art Car Weekend

Donna donated some carpets to add to the interior charm.
We added some jewels around the windows to break up that black nothingness.
The colors have chipped off the airship, but a shiny silver was beneath, we decided to leave it be.
See you in a few weeks.

The IUSARTCAR is ready for its close-up Louisville. Debra and I washed and spruced things up in preparation for tomorrow's filming at WHAS to promote the art car weekend sponsored by the Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft.  We replaced the jewels that had fallen off, washed and vacuumed, and re-glitter-glued.  Looks pretty spiffy.  Check the art weekend web site for events and get in touch with me if you're interested in participating. It would be fun to have the old gang back together.