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Volunteers Needed to Install “Road Tattoo” on Vermont Ave

by Borderstan.com — July 16, 2010 at 12:01 am 0

Steed Taylor Road Tattoo gallery plan b Luis Gomez Photos

At gallery plan b: Steed Taylor with a photo of one of his road tattoos. (Luis Gomez Photos)

Be part of local art history by helping install a unique piece of public artwork next weekend. Gallery plan b is looking for volunteers for July 24 and 25 to help install public artwork by artist Steed Taylor. The unique road tattoo will be installed on the 800 block of Vermont Avenue NW,  just  north of the White House. It will honor DC-area soldiers who have died in recent wars by incorporating their children’s names in the artwork.

Taylor’s work is currently on display at gallery plan b, 1530 14th Street NW, through Sunday, July 25 (“Portrait of a Road Tattoo” at gallery plan b).

If you’re interested in taking a hands on approach to learning how public art is made and want to help with the installation of Taylor’s Vermont Avenue road tattoo, here is the information from the gallery.

  • When: Saturday, July 24, and/or Sunday, July 25; 7 am to 6 pm on both days.
  • Where: 800 block of Vermont Avenue NW, between H and I Streets. The McPherson Metro stop (Vermont Avenue Exit) is at the installation site and parking is nearby.
  • What: A commitment to 2 or more hours.
  • Details: Wear old clothes because you’ll be painting. Use lots of sun block and sun protection; it’s summer in DC! Water and snacks are provided.
  • How to Volunteer: Email gallery plan b and provide them with a phone number so they can schedule your time. Let them know when you would like to help–Saturday or Sunday, or both… morning or afternoon. For more information, contact gallery plan b at [email protected] or 202-234-2711; or Steed Taylor at [email protected]

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