The mission of Art on Track is to increase “cultural awareness and appreciation through exposure to the fine arts [by creating] new opportunities for members of the arts community to showcase their talent to an expanded demographic and reach out to those who may otherwise be isolated from the City’s vibrant art culture.” For the third year in a row, curator Tristan Hummel brought some of the most innovative and participatory art happening in our city to the most unlikely, yet overly familiar venue–a CTA El Train. Each car was occupied by different galleries, collaboratives and artists. In the seventh train the guys of Garage Spaces merged with the ladies of Happy Collaborationists to create an experience featuring Life Blude Girls, post-apocalyptic scenes and word play. SIFC sat down with both groups to get more information about their artistic practice and vision for Art On Track. Art On Track with Garage Spaces and Happy Collaborationists from Tempestt Hazel on Vimeo.
On August 6, 2010 Art On Track had a kick off event at the Flat Iron Arts Building. Many of the artists that would be installing work the next morning were there to meet and mingle with fellow artists, art enthusiasts, press and the art in the open studios of the Flat Iron Building. The following are images from that event. Art On Track Kick Off from Tempestt Hazel on Vimeo. Music by Tall Black Guy Productions