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December and January: Hard Core Art Building at the Monthly Parties

Preparing for Saint Patrick’s Day and Frostburn

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The December and January art build weekends had a bunch of Töads preparing for upcoming events. In February is Frostburn, an outdoor weekend arts festival where Töad Meädow will have an encampment.

The following month we will be rolling out in Buffalo’s famous Saint Patrick’s Day Parade with our art car, rolling exhibits and wandering performers.

Here are some things we worked on

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Monthly Art Builds: A report on the first two

To further encourage the creation of artistic stupidity, Töad Meädow is now hosting monthly art build weekends. The Töads gather, the workshop is opened and we turn materials into art. You’re invited to work on and collaborate with your own personal project, or you can come and help others’ projects.

We’ve had two very productive art build weekends so far; one in August and one in September. Continue reading

Töads commission robots to make their art

We all know that the most robots are only interested in destroying civilization and the extermination of the human race. While these goals are laudable, did you know that robots can also be used in making works of art? Even better, this technology is cheap enough to be accessible and it’s easy enough that you can lean the basics with a few hours of study.

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What you missed: Töad Gathering on February 29 AAR

AAR = After action report, LDO!!

So we held a gathering of the Töads and Buffalo burners at the clubhouse in North Buffalo last weekend. This was a fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants gathering and we got to meet some really cool mofos and work on some shit. Art was inspired. Plans were laid. No animals were hurt in the course of these activities, despite our best efforts.

In attendance was most of the members of Pyromancy, Buffalo’s best professional fire dancing and performance troupe.

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Building an improvised catapult from a recycled bicycle

I left the last Halloween celebration feeling inspired, and got the idea that I wanted to build a catapult to shoot flaming projectiles into a cardboard castle doused in gasoline. My friend Nate is a bike messenger and can build anything out of anything, so I went to his house and mentioned it. He built one in a half hour completely out of shit in his room. Materials used: an old bike, curtain rods and duct tape. Hopefully Nate can make it out to the next Celebration, but he says if not, I can bring the catapult with me. It works amazing and I can’t wait to see it in action in an open area!

Old bike parts will soon be a catapult with flaming projectiles

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Video will be posted soon!