I received an email several days ago, that WLTX wanted to do a segment on the sailboats being put up around Chapin, it just so happened that Mom's was the next boat to be installed and I was the only working on the project that was immediately available to do the interview, so we got the opportunity to talk about the project and the Crooked Creek Art League on Live TV, here is the clip:
This project has been a year in the making. Along with my friend, fellow artist and CCAL mover and shaker Barbara Teusink, we have spent the better part of the year along with a committee of fellow league members brainstorming, meeting, planning, fundraising, painting, scheduling and installing to bring this project to life in Chapin, South Carolina.
The goal was to execute a large and highly visible community art project in Chapin. The League received a significant donation from a benefactor and Chapin resident for this very purpose. We raised additional funds within the business community and received several grants. We consulted with the Town of Chapin and Mayor David Knight and Nicholle Burroughs, Director of Public Affairs, to use the town's logo of a sailboat as a canvas for the project. We found a fantastic local metal artist, Steven Reed of 8 Mile Art, to prepare the sailboats for our artists to embellish. Thirteen sailboats in all.
Here are some shots of my sailboat, appropriately named Ship of Drools.
Here is the other side with a photo of Steven Reed, one of the nicest and hardest working people I know.
The boats will remain at their current location throughout Chapin until the end of September. They will be auctioned off via a silent auction at the Chapin Labor Day Festival, here is a link to Crooked Creek's website with the map and location of the boats:
Here is a glimpse of the fleet