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
Flame effect repair
An unfortunate accident rendered the fire-shooting bazooka unsafe to use (heh). Though it’s not our favorite flame effect, it is the one that gets the most use due to its portability. Happily, the bazooka is now repaired and ready to roll.
Dni is the product of some Buffalo-area artists, and has been previously displayed at the Museum of Modern Art. Dni will now reside among the trees of Töad Meädow for the forseeable future.
With the help of some Canadian Soviets, we built insulated hooches to party in at Frostburn. These hexayurts are sturdy, temporary and weatherproof. Töads do it in style, no matter what the weather gods say (unless it floods; we’re still figuring how to beat those). The materials reclaimed and resold by Buffalo ReUse, a local recycler of building materials.
Töad Meädow bar upgrades
It’s somewhat shameful that, until now, the Töad Meädow bar did not light on fire. That oversight is now rectified.
Saint Patrick’s Day Parade Prep
Thousands of zip ties were tied and the new skin for the art car nears completion. We’ve posted enough photos in the past of this project, so you’ll have to be satisfied with them until it is 100% complete.
We will have an additional piece in the parade, though, a rolling töad baby buggy. Not a tadpole anymore, but not a full grown Töad, either.
If you weren’t here for either of the last two build weekends, you missed a lot of good times and artistic productivity. Join us for an art build in the near future. The dates are on the Töad Meädow homepage. For the next couple build weekends, we’ll work on the effigy for Amphibian 16:1 (happening in May), experiment with thermite for our flagship, large-scale Bicycle Holocaust installation. Sign up to the mailing list to be reminded of the next build weekends.