Yes, it's a St. Patrick's Deer!
The annual Day of the Dead event took place in the streets of the University Park area near USC and downtown Los Angeles, as local community members wrote letters and painted pictures on long muslin [...]
Larger than life face-hole cutouts recreating the Christmas Nativity served as inviting props for participants to photograph themselves as the characters of the Three Wise Men, Mary, Joseph, and an attendant shepherd, for a Christmas [...]
We collaborated with Shared_Studios facilitators who were managing a Shared_Studios Portal project which connects communities around the world through interactive technology. Transforming a shipping container into an art studio at the Los Angeles County Fair [...]
The scenic skyline of the San Pedro ports was the backdrop for a collaborative project with live musicians Doug Bland and Tom Penrod of The Dirty Chaps, at the former Army barracks site located throughout [...]
The Humanitas Academy of Art and Technology (HAAT) at Estaban E. Torres High School invited us back for the 4th year to their Open House day in East Los Angeles. Approximately 45 students, teachers and family [...]
One in a series of altered scrolls, a painted diagram of Getty Center horizontal cut-away view of the famous grounds on the top of the hill. Approx. 25 J. Paul Getty Trust staff alumni added [...]
A series of 4 altered Japanese scrolls was created in celebration of Chinese New Year, on February 8, 2018, the Year of the Dog. 5 visual collaborators were accompanied by 5 singalong artists, who cut [...]
Last year at Hollywood Forever Cemetery's Dia de los Muertos festival, painting skeletons and skulls and warm loving goodbyes to friends and family on a big fabric altar #86. This year in honor of the [...]
In June, Urban Crop Circle created a book-scroll in conjunction with sound artists The Dirty Chaps, at 2017 sound art festival Sound Pedro, held at Angel's Gate Cultural Center in San Pedro. Working on the [...]
Developed a web site promoting political collaborative efforts: WeWatchandWeVote.com
Urban Crop Circle sponsored the Salon du Urban Crop Circle, a very small public painting project at Art Basil LA 2016, hosted by Mr. let's Paint, John Kilduff, in his backyard (article on Art and [...]
Abandoning a treasure trove of art books, across Los Angeles. 30 books and continuing. In conjunction with the Art Abandonment project and Flood the Streets with Art day.
At Hollywood Forever Cemetery's Dia de los Muertos festival, painting skeletons and skulls and warm loving goodbyes to friends and family on a big fabric altar #86. 9 coordinating artists (MargaretK, BeatrixZ, GlenyS, MarquitaT, AnnZ [...]
Collaborative painting in Marietta Ohio during their annual Ohio River Sternwheel Festival. Prepped the length of paper scroll to with blue/green watercolor and we painted a river together! Scroll rolls up and lives inside a [...]
A big book painted at the July 2016 Mixed/Remixed festival, held at the Japanese American National Museum in downtown LA! The folded scroll inside was gold-on-black at one end, blending to black-on-white on the other [...]
May 2016, the Humanitas Academy of Art & Technology at Esteban E. Torres High School in East Los Angeles again asked us to coordinate their open house public painting event. We created a big book, and folded their collaborative [...]
March 2016: We pulled out our sumi ink and brushes and painted this washi paper lamp in Dublin Ireland....
Oct 24, 2015 - Saturday 12noon to 12midnight Come and be a dead person in our awesome yarn coffin, at Hollywood Forever Cemetery's Dia de los Muertos festival, tomorrow Saturday! We'll be at Altar space [...]
Big Book Painting Fun on a beautifully sunny day in Altadena for their Best Fest.... 2 artist coordinators; 202 collaborative artists! 40 feet of folded pages on one long scroll. In partnership with Sharon Ward, [...]
For San Francisco's Sunday Streets program, tacked drawing paper down onto the asphalt of the Tenderloin District, and painted a vibrant portrait of the town with approx. 70 kids and families and local shopkeepers! Thanks [...]
We joined the Oakland Museum of California Art for their Friday Nights event, only we neglected to tell them, so they kicked us out. We moved half a block down the street and painted with [...]
Painted on 3 bright Japanese Washi paper lamps at the 2015 Vivid Sydney Festival in Sydney Australia; we were right near the ferry docks and got lots of attention! Thanks much to SueK, AureliaK, WallisB, [...]
The Humanitas Academy of Art & Technology at Esteban E. Torres High School in East Los Angeles again requested we coordinate a public painting event at the school's open house. 2 coordinating artists (YoungS and JohnM). 80-100 collaborative artists. [...]
Guerilla-attempt at joining Billy Apple mega-exhibition at Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki in New Zealand. Was assigned a spot in the Cafe... with very little pass-through traffic. 7 artist collaborators, 1 agreeable cafe manager, [...]
Christchurch NZ, hard hit by two earthquakes 2010 and 2011. Their center of town is completely destroyed and there's tons of new building and renovation development projects, huge cranes, empty buildings, temporary structures, [...]
Three coordinating artists (JohnM, YoungS, AnnZ) worked closely with the Music Center Education Department in LA, to present an experiental event for their 2015 Downtown BookFest, held in Grand Park. Long scroll of pages folded [...]
An installation of a large tree painting for the "From Her" group show; public collaborators paint with branches and rip the paper and paste it onto the root system below. Initial artist coordinators: Young Summers [...]
3 Coordinators! 119 Artists! 1 Kitty!
Hollywood Forever Cemetery's Dia de los Muertos festival in 2014: 12 hours, over 2000 collaborative artists, 35 brushes and only two broken brushes, at Altar #86! Coordinators and skeleton panel artists: Gleny Schultz, Beatrix Zilanskas, [...]
For the Sacred Memories 2014 group exhibition, an installation of our Comfort Women painting, watched over by Dokkebi monsters painted by the general public at Perform Chinatown. This altar was placed on the wall, and [...]
166 participants, drawing lines as straight as they can, on a 50 foot length of blue paper. End result is a river of activity, mirroring the excitement of the motion of bicycles taking [...]
On a long scroll of brown kraft paper, Urban Crop Circle [Young Summers, Ann Zumwinkle & team] created individual personal "Dokkaebi" goblins, painting jointly with festival attendees, who then wore their own Dokkaebi scrolls on their [...]
The LA Times Festival of Books @ USC book was displayed at the Artists' Books and Cookies group show, held at Ooga Twooga gallery in East Downtown LA. (It sat on the fragile books table.) [...]
Made some postcard sets for an Indie-Go-Go event fundraiser!
The Humanitas Academy of Art & Technology at Esteban E. Torres High School in East Los Angeles asked us to coordinate a public painting event at the school's open house. 2 coordinating artists (AnnZ and YoungS). Approx. 50 collaborative [...]
[ May 12 to 27, 2014 ] Opening (surprise) event: Thursday May 15, 6pm-9pm Michael Dooley's review/interview of the Poster Roast show in Print Magazine blog. Images of Exhibition Opening by Jeff Tsuji Once upon [...]
Collaborative Sumi Ink painting! On a warm April weekend, 2,900 attendees jointly painted on a long 110' accordioned scroll that was pulled out of a [...]
Still working with Sumi Ink Club's basic concept of a single medium (sumi ink) and one single sheet of community paper/canvas ,initially adding bike tire marks to huge scroll at Wilshire and Western during CicLAvia [...]
[ December 5 2013 - January 17 2014 ] Our collaboratively-painted scroll from the recent CicLAvia event went on display at a Bike Art group exhibition, and won an Honorable Mention for Community Projects. Presented by [...]
The Big Draw LA @ CicLAvia w/the Sumi Ink Club (Young Summers & Ann Zumwinkle) On October 6, 2013 during the City of Los Angeles' recent CicLAvia biking event over 280 participants jumped off their [...]
An interactive projection for The Dirty Chaps at SoundWalk 2013 in Long Beach. Artwork by Young Summers, animation by Ann Zumwinkle. Silhouettes of swimming fish during presentation provided by kids willing to run between the [...]
Political Installation in a downtown Long Beach window, in partnership with the Long Beach Arts Association A painting on 4 scrolls by Young Summers and Ann Zumwinkle. During exhibit period, window broken at night; unsure [...]
Across the street from the Wiltern, at CicLAvia. Thanks to SheilaO, JoeJ, ShaneS, MarkP and LaurenP for coming and posing, along with other biking strangers who stopped by....
Painting portraits with the general public, up on Mulholland Drive for the with Stephan Van Dyck's Mulholland "Derive" LA Road Concert (until we were kicked out by the National Park Service, durn!). Young Summers and [...]
A painted scroll of students from West LA College
Visual interactive projection for The Dirty Chaps at Soundwalk 2012 in Long Beach, involving gold and bugs and goldbugs. Includes an embedded poem, The Cremation of Sam McGee by Robert W. Service, in its entirety. [...]