Stemming from the desire to grow a venue, recurring cultural event in the public space involving artists and skilled artisans in the community, Uta founded the Artist Market in 2009.
Redesigning the use of public space, building a creative scene, forum for pluralistic and innovative expression, radiate the light of cultural activity into the surrounding community, the CREATIVE GROVE artist & designer market shows the effects of durational activity with art in a community.
The structure of the event combines
- a music tent for the deejay and live musicians,
- a small stage for performers or simply an open area for performances,
- artists and makers with their stalls as a market place,
- an outdoor seating lounge and
- food vendors
The essential element of the recurrence is the steady reliable rhythm throughout the year, similar to the heart beat, bringing oxygen to the cells, in this case to the community.
The Creative Grove artist & designer market was organized by Uta Brauser, Arts in Action with Laura Dejean, a team of contributing deejays, performers and organizers, volunteers.
The location was at the downtown Jersey City plaza next to the Grove Street PATH station with the closed off portion of Newark Avenue between Christopher Columbus Drive and Grove Street.
The event website is http://www.creativegrove.net, it took place weekly on fridays from 3 -9 pm, 2009 – 2013, in 2014 the events had a monthly rhythm, ending on Sept 19 2014.
The art fridge offers a canvas in the Urban landscape, to paint the town, paint the visual cityscape for the day, leave unforgettable memories for participants and passersby.
Uta Brauser has been bringing participatory paint projects to the outdoor Artist market CREATIVE GROVE in Jersey Cityfrom 2011 till 2014.
Already in possession of refrigerators for an installation in 2011, a refrigerator presented itself as the perfect item to form a 4 sided, solid standing, windproof “canvas” for anyone to work on simultaneously. A great object for multiple inclusion, for a participatory art project.
The refrigerator is primed white every time again, washable paint made available for the general public to use and indulge.
day of dead fridge
sheep portraits getty station
sheep outside the station
sheep station inspiration
interactive public art project
got armor ?
Uta Brauser offers a proposal for civilian response to an unnecessarily armed US population.
Activism expressed through fashion and a series of drawings with the hope for
continued dialog in regards to gun regulations in the US.
Uta offers the public to get bullet proofed in order to be prepared for shooters. Shielded by an armored gear against the
rage of gun owners, a safety layer for the peaceful civilian who will NOT engage in owning weapons.
At Art Basel events in Miami 2015 there will be several installations in locations still to be announced, showcasing a “Squared” collection with performances, a Frida Kahlo collection combined with the Frida van, a rolling public exhibit.
Wynwood, The Design District and South Beach are on the map of activities.
A live painted mural on Dec 2nd at Blank Canvas Gallery between many international artists is fundraising for the Humane Society Miami. 46 NW 36th St – #3,
Miami FL 33127