Bearden Middle School Sessions

For the 2011 - 2012 School Year, we had to privilege of working with some local middle school students in Knoxville, TN. Michael Weineinger, a native New Yorker, and now an art teacher at Bearden Middle School, has been teaching his students about contemporary art, street art, and graffiti. He invited us to BMS for some collaborative projects that proved to be valuable for all parties involved.

In Fall 2011, Lifted Lab gave presentations at Bearden Middle School to 6th and 7th grade art students about modern day artists. We talked about Bigfoot, Infamous JeanClaude, Grifter, Zach Widgren, Berk Visual, Lifter Baron, and other young creatives. Students got to see a powerpoint presentation about the work of these artists, and collaborative projects they produce. We explored the idea of making a career from art, and encouraged kids to follow their creativity. 

Students began working on a project about cultural diversity in September. They were given the assignment to create a mask from  layers of colored paper that represents a unique culture from another part of the world. After completing this project, a handful of the masks would be selected for an art show in downtown Knoxville hosted by Lifted Lab. The art show was titled "These Funky Masks" and took place in November of 2011.

In Spring of 2012, Lifted Lab returned to BMS for an evening themed around New York City. We set up a workshop table for kids, parents, grandparents to stop by and see art, prints, toys, apparel, books, and stickers by Lifted Lab artists and New York artists that we're inspired by. Kids learned about the origins of graffiti and how to practice bubble letters and hand styles. 

Shout out to Michael Weininger for the opportunity to put all of this together and big up to all the inspiring, talented kids following their creativity at BMS.

Elm & Oak: PIX

Welcome to Elm & Oak! We've finally got some pics for you of the new Elm &Oak storefront in Boulder, CO. Since the official opening on May 5, EnO has been settling into their brand boutique/gallery/design studio quite well. Lifted Lab crew - BERKVISUAL, LIFTER BARON, and INFAMOUS JEANCLAUDE all up in this place!  

It's not only a hub for art and design- Elm &Oak Records is also happening here daily with Alex B brainstorming the latest for the label and doing live edits. To celebrate, The Gaslamp Killer, Eliot Lipp, and others have been dropping in for some live DJ sets as well.  

The old Cypher 13 spot ----> transformed now into Elm & Oak

Art on the walls by BerkVisual

Elm & Oak clothing - designed by Lifter Baron, BerkVisual, and Alex B

Infamous JeanClaude installation as you walk into the shop

Back studio

Drop by and say hello to the EnO crew! They are open and grinding daily. 

Elm and Oak

Duplicate of a Duplicate Recap

Infamous JeanClaude's first curated show, Duplicate of a Duplicate, had it's opening on the 15th of January. The show features work from 12 different visual artists and was received well by the steady flow of people at the debut. For most of February, the show will be on display at Black Sheep in Charlotte, NC- swing by and check it out.