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CarVersations | Strangers Start Your Mouth Engines

By Mark Baratelli
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January 21, 2011 | TheDailyCity.com Mobile Art Show is an official venue and official part of Downtown Arts District's Third Thursdays Gallery Crawl, a large monthly visual arts event that takes place in downtown Orlando. We are very grateful for City Arts Factory's continued support of our endeavors.

The idea of the show is that art and creativity should not be tied down to a location, that it can be picked up and brought anywhere. This allows for cross-pollination of artists into neighborhoods they might not normally get the chance to have their work seen in, and sometimes it means neighborhoods and areas of town void of art and creativity can, for a few hours, enjoy what other neighborhoods have on a regular basis.

TheDailyCity.com Mobile Art Show #19 | Mark Baratelli's CarVersations

Coverage:
Orlando Sentinel | Mobile Art Show features ‘CarVersations’ with Brian Feldman tonight
Orlando Weekly | Last-minute addition to tonight’s Third Thursday Gallery Hop
Our monthly art show is back! TheDailyCity.com Mobile Art Show is TONIGHT (January 20, 2011), 7pm - 9pm, at the corner of Orange and Pine in downtown Orlando. $1 donation. Our show is an official venue in the Downtown Arts District's Third Thursday gallery crawl and has been going strong since 2009.

This month's show is called "Mark Baratelli's CarVersations" and veers into performance art territory for the first time in Mobile Art Show history! This show is intended as a recurring series. Participants pay a $1 donation, get into a 1996 Chevrolet Cavalier and receive 5 minutes (no more) with a local person of note. What transpires can be deep conversation, awkward silence, The person is different each time the show takes place.

Top Ten Arts & Cultural Events: Bee's Knees Sweet Treats Cupcakes at Tess Bonacci's HOARD art show

The Orlando Weekly named its top ten arts and cultural events of 2010 in its December 30th edition. We are proud to say that the Bee's Knees Sweet Treats cat-crap-capped miniature cupcakes we had custom made for our December 16th presentation of Tess Bonacci's HOARD at the TheDailyCity.com Mobile Art Show #17 in downtown Orlando were named in the top ten list as "Best Free Food-Safe Feces"! Score! Read what they wrote below:

Best Free Food-Safe Feces | Orlando Weekly
"Folks might say they attend art events like downtown’s monthly Third Thursday gallery openings for the creativity, but let’s face facts: 50 percent of the time they (OK, we) are there for the free food and wine. At DailyCity.com’s December Mobile Art Show dedicated to Tess Bonacci’s installation HOARD, the complimentary comestibles offered weren’t just tasty, they were terrifyingly on-theme. What else do you serve at an exhibit inspired by crazy cat ladies (featuring a Friskies chandelier and stuffed…

Tess Bonacci HOARD Downtown Mobile Art Show Photos

The Daily City was extremely proud to present HOARD by Tess Bonacci for one night only at the 17th installment of TheDailyCity.com Mobile Art Show December 16, 2010. (FacebookYelp)

HOARD was a twin-bed sized, hand sewn blanket made from stuffed toy cats. It was inspired by a New Smyrna news story from 2008 entitled, Woman, 84, Used Cats for Warmth in Filthy Home. The elderly woman reportedly let her 66 cats, “pile up on her” at night because she had no heat in her small mobile home.

The show was made to look as if you were stepping into a version of the woman's mobile home. It included HOARD, a chandelier made from empty cat food cans, a repeating soundtrack of cat meows, and an edible kitty litter box.

Each visitor took home a free show poster and a cupcake made by Bee's Knees Sweet Treats. The venue is a moving van parked at the corner of Orange and Pine close to to City Arts Factory in downtown Orlando.

Crowd outside HOARD at the corner of Orange and Pine downtown
Each visi…

HOARD by Tess Bonacci at TheDailyCity.com Mobile Art Show

The Daily City is extremely proud to present HOARD by Tess Bonacci for one night only at the 17th installment of TheDailyCity.com Mobile Art Show December 16, 2010, 6pm-8:45pm. The venue is a moving van parked at the corner of Orange and Pine close to to City Arts Factory in downtown Orlando. Admission is a $1 donation. Parking downtown is $4 at the Plaza parking garage with validation from City Arts Factory. Facebook Event PageYelp Event Page.

About HOARD: HOARD is a twin-bed sized, hand sewn blanket made from stuffed toy cats. It was inspired by a New Smyrna news story from 2008 entitled, Woman, 84, Used Cats for Warmth in Filthy Home. The elderly woman reportedly let her 66 cats, “pile up on her” at night because she had no heat in her small mobile home.

The woman’s house also sheltered 15 turkeys, 20 ducks, 13 gerbils and a lone dog. The woman’s daughter was arrested on Thanksgiving Day and charged with neglect of the elderly, while the cats, gerbils and dog were taken to the Hum…

TheDailyCity.com Mobile Art Show #11 | Betsy Dye

TheDailyCity.com Mobile Art Show #11
Featured Artist: Betsy Dye
Thursday July 15, 2010, 7-9pm
Facebook Event Page
Produced By Mark Baratelli

About the Show
Betsy Dye likes to make things. She's never studied art but she hopes that you can't tell. Mostly, she just wants to make you smile. Stuff owls, rabbit pillows, felt clutches, Bob Dylan tribute paintings, magical animal series paintings, fantasy clock paintings and twelve cardboard cuckoo clocks.

About Betsy Dye
Blog | Betsy works as the Marketing Coordinator at the Orlando Shakespeare Theater, mainly focused on graphic design. When she is not at the theater, she is likely in her tiny kitchen painting or crafting.

TheDailyCity.com Mobile Art Show
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Photos Courtesy of Matthew Simantov:

One of the twelve handmade cardboard cuckoo clocks sold to this visitor


Pine Street has light traffic, which allows for a gaggle to gather behind and around the UHaul.


A visitor strums Betsy'…

Orlando Arts Magazine article: Mark Baratelli | Art on Wheels

United Arts produces a magazine every other month called "Orlando Arts Magazine." In the current month's issue, writer Sandrah Carr wrote a feature in the "People" section about our monthly TheDailyCity.com Mobile Art Show project. We are so grateful for the exposure and attention this article will bring to our effort. Thank you United Arts, Orlando Arts Magazine and Sandra Carr.

Related:
June Mobile Art Show
July Mobile Art Show
August Mobile Art Show

TheDailyCity.com Mobile Art Show #12 | Karen Russell

Press:
Downtown Arts District Orlando Slice



TheDailyCity.com Mobile Art Show #12 is Thursday August 19, 2010 7:00pm-9:00pm at the Uhaul at the corner of Orange and Pine in downtown Orlando, near City Arts Factory (MAP). Parking available at the Library Parking Garage (112 East Central Street for $2/hour). More parking options. Cost: Free. Producer: Mark Baratelli
Yelp Event Page
Facebook Event Page







This month's show features the work of artist Karen Russell. She'll be displaying eight 30" by 40" painted portraits of women in various states of shock, sadness or solitude in muted soft colors, along with several smaller-sized prints perfect for framing.









About Karen Russell: I suffered an expulsion from the womb on April 22, 1983. I was born with ten fingers and ten toes. Briefly reared in my place of conception, East Hanover, NJ., my family moved to Florida. Dabbling with different mediums, I soon fell for pigment on canvas. My main focus has been the human animal. Painting s…

TheDailyCity.com Mobile Art Show #10 | Jack Fields

Video Filming & Editing by Mark Baratelli

On June 17, 2010 | We were proud to showcase the work of artist and puppeteer Jack Fields in the tenth TheDailyCity.com Mobile Art Show Thursday evening during the Downtown Arts District's "Third Thursday Gallery Hop."

Reaction to his google-eyed puppets, rag-tag afghans and reconfigured scary toys was phenomenal. Visitors loved being inside the UHaul with its tin-foil covered walls, milk crate light boxes and the artist-as-host, dressed in a women's gold 1980s gown welcoming them.

The delicious cupcakes and chocolate-covered marshmallows of Bees Knees Sweet Treats were an added bonus visitors snacked on as they walked through the UHaul.

TheDailyCity.com Mobile Art Show #11 | Betsy Dye

TheDailyCity.com Mobile Art Show #11
Featured Artist: Betsy Dye
Facebook Event Page
Produced by Mark Baratelli

About the Show
If you like crafty, Etsy stuff, you'll love this show. A giant tree will be constructed inside the UHaul for all the work to hang on: tiny stuffed owl and rabbit pillows, felt clutches, Bob Dylan tribute paintings, magical animal series paintings, fantasy clock paintings and cardboard cuckoo clocks.

Its like a recreation of Betsy's living room. "I feel like this show is as if I'm throwing a party in my living room, inviting people into my home and showing them what I like: colorful, whimsical, tangible objects." Also, much of the raw material used in making the pieces in the show were intended for the trash heap, but through Betsy's creative hands, are now wonderful charming pieces of fun.

About Betsy Dye
Blog | Betsy Dye likes to make things. She works as the Marketing Coordinator at the Orlando Shakespeare Theater, mainly focused on gr…

Needed: Furniture Store Partner And Flatbed Truck Partner

For a future TheDailyCity.com Mobile Art Show, we want to do this... on wheels. We need a furniture store sponsor/partner and a flat bed truck sponsor/partner. Please share this link to your design friends and lets get this done this summer/fall in downtown Orlando. (Photos of the Mondiran in Miami)

We're Official!

TheDailyCity.com Mobile Art Show was listed as one of the official galleries/stops in the downtown Orlando monthly event Third Thursdays Gallery Hop. (We're the last on the list) This listing appeared in May 20-26, 2010 edition of the Orlando Weekly newspaper. Thank you, Orlando Weekly!

TheDailyCity.com Mobile Art Show

Since June 2009, TheDailyCity.com Mobile Art Show (FoursquareFacebookTwitterYelp) has been hanging art shows in moving vans, hosting private 5-minute chats inside beat-up Chevrolets, doing parking space "take-overs" and putting on interactive laser graffiti shows.
Photos from Each Show:Betsy Dye July 15, 2010Jack Fields June 17, 2010Parking Space Takeover May 20, 2010Audience Choice Awards Preview April 15, 2010Thomas Thorspecken March 18, 2010Aron Altmark February 18, 2010Lure Design January 21, 2010Group Show December 17, 2009Group Show at Dirty South BBQ August 23, 2009Group Show at 3rd Thursdays August 20, 2009Group Show: Eight Locations August 5, 2009 The monthly show provides cheap downtown gallery space to outsider artists and a fun diversion for downton passersby. The website MSN.com recognized it comically in 2010 as one of the 10 Wackiest Businesses in America on Wheels. Orlando Weekly named it an Editors Pick the same year. The show is now an official part o…