Thursday, June 26, 2008

Open Studio First weenend in August Y'all Come! Free!

Press Release June 13,2008

From/Contact: Conrad Bladey, Hutman Artcars, 410-789-0930

Topic: Open Studio-Tours-Food Sales-Art-Artcars: "Where do Artcars Come from Daddy?"

Date: Saturday/Sunday August 2-3 Rain Date August 9-10

Place: Hutman Artcar Studio and Visionary Art Environment 402 Nancy Ave. Lnthicum, Md. 21090

To find us go here:

Summary: On display: Hutman Artcars, Artcar Related hats, horn-hats, and costumes. Meet the visionary artists Conrad and Margaret Bladey. Tour the Hutman Art Environment, Enjoy the Gardens. Artcar Notecards for sale, Hutman Publications for Sale. at or near cost. Music, Light refreshments, yard sale, bake sale, horn hat parade. Bring your children! Sidewalk chalk art.

Details: For almost 30 years Conrad and Margaret Bladey have created wondrous visionary artcars at the Hutman Studio and Visionary Environment in Linthicum. Many "firsts" in the Artcar world including the first use of large art magnets, street line coverings, solar lights on artcars, horn hats, were invented here. The studio has produced the following artcars: Sticker car I, Sticker Car II, Party Car, Handy Car, The Mondrian Mobile, The Sole Car, the Magnet Truck and most recently Stella the star car and the Jonn's Paradise Art Gurney. Many horn hats have been created here as well. When we have not been creating artcars we have been adding to the Visionary Art Environment. As you wander around the garden you will find sculptures made from cast iron piano plates in the form of butterflies and birds and reptiles. Under the dogwood are bowling balls cornering a few helpless pins. The studio Leg Gate is a favorite covered with doll legs painted gold with two large bug and frog sand boxes on the exterior. There is the decision tree and a good number of European Gnomes. Visitors are greeted by a jewel encrusted shrine to the last manual typewriter on the front walk ivy growing in the keys. Bachus fountain adds cool comfort in the pond enclosure. As music plays out back visitors will have an opportunity to assist the self-funded visionary artists through the purchase of Hutman Publications, Photos of Artcars, Artcar Notecars, yard sale and baked goods items. Light refreshments will be served, music, visitors can try their hand at chalk art and there will be a procession of horn hats. Visitors can explore the artcars up close that they have seen traveling at high speeds on the roads. Cartists will be available to take their questions.

Hutman Artcars are almost entirely funded by the Bladey family. This means many sacrifices for materials and to keep the cars road worthy. We depend on the generosity of the public. We do not regularly sell art at festivals so we depend on donations made and this one event each year helps us to cover costs. Which are in-fact never covered entirely. Additionally many visitors come because they have seen the cars on the road and they wanted photos and to take them safely. This provides the public with a great opportunity to ask questions and experience the art.

To explore the Visionary Art Environment and Hutman artcars go here:

For More photos of the garden go here

For Artcars Go here

For an Update concerning our activities and recent photos go here Highly recommended!

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