"ScrapFest began as a scrap metal artwork competition, and has grown into a full art festival that focuses on up-cycled and repurposed artwork. Now, the festival has not only the scrap metal sculpture competition, but also eco-art booth vendors, family activities, live music, food, The Great Scrap Run 8k run/walk (with family fun run), and a Refashion Show!
For the competition portion, teams get an hour to pick up to 500 lbs (or 250 lbs for the Small Piece category) of metal from Friedland Industries’ processing plant in Old Town Lansing, and then get a month to create a sculpture. The pieces are auctioned off in Old Town Lansing on Turner St in mid July.
70% of the proceeds go to the artists, 20% goes to ScrapFest, and 10% of the proceeds go to a local charity (for 2023, we are partnering with The Mikey23 Foundation!)."
Blackwing Volumes #57 Pencils (Set of 12) - The Jean-Michel Basquiat Pencil
Jean-Michel Basquiat is one of the best known artists of his generation and is widely considered one of the most important artists of the 20th century. His works are edgy and raw, and through a bold sense of color and composition, he maintains a fine balance between seemingly contradictory forces such as control and spontaneity, menace and wit, urban imagery and primitivism.
The conjunction of various media is an integral element of Basquiat’s art. His paintings are typically covered with text and codes of all kinds: words, letters, numerals, pictograms, logos, map symbols, diagrams and more, and featured multi-panel paintings and individual canvases with exposed stretcher bars, the surface dense with writing, collage and imagery.
The Blackwing 57 is a tribute to Jean-Michel Basquiat and his boundary-pushing art. The number 57 is a reference to 57 Great Jones Street in New York City, where Basquiat created some of his best-known works.
Blackwing 57 contains oursoft graphite. Set of 12 special-edition pencils.