Friday, January 29, 2010

Weekend 2 wrapup.

Rained all weekend. dICEHOUSE citizens were all sick. Played alot of euchre. Snuck out into the rain and standing water to watch the ASP Ice Capades. Totally worth it.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

ASP2010 - Weekend one report

With abnormally human-friendly temps in the 30's, the dICEHOUSE citizens crawled out of their little red cubes and visited some of the other shanty residents.

The mayor did a little bartering over at the Art Swap Shanty. In return for one of his silk-screened posters, he picked one of their Colby Poster Company letter-pressed posters. But rather than keep the mayor's offering they stuck it up on the wall, where it was promptly again swapped. You can check out a bunch of the swaps from this past weekend here. Do yourself a favor, if you are coming out to the ASP, bring a little art to swap.

Creative friend and dICEHOUSE foster-parent, Brian Ritchie brought out a new game of his invention called Yardzee, which is Yahtzee played with 4" cedar dice and a garbage can. He was kind enough to donate a set. Swing by dICEHOUSES HQ to play. But plan to spend a bit of time. The first lady reports it takes about an hour to play a full game.

The intrepid tea merchants over at Shan-Tea peddle more than just tea and teacups. Look at this spot on and reportedly delicious cookie portrait of Agent Autumn and Agent Cat. Bring out a little something to barter with Oolong John for one of his hand-crafted teacups.

Agent Jackson spent most of his weekend with our neighbors The Gunderson Family. I don't know what is going on over there. We hear noises. and when they come to visit, they ask all kinds of odd questions. Many involving the whereabouts of a mysterious Agent Penguin and Moose Man.

This happened. What is it? No one was really sure but it was pretty awesome. For about a half hour the well choreographed performance dazzled and confused shanty citizens and visitors. Speaking of dance. The Reclamation Dance Shanty was pumping all weekend. Hit 'em up on Facebook to request some jams for the weekend.

And so did this! I caught the first ASP fish of the season. For the record, Big Pun was shaking the ice when I caught it. To paraphrase Pruane2forever - "EAST COAST, FISHES!"

Looks like we are in for another weekend of great weather. Hope to see you all on the ice.

Friday, January 15, 2010

dICEHOUSES / ASP in Pioneer Press

Mike was interviewed for Pioneer Press article. Read the article.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Send Us Mail!

We LOVED all the packages and mail we received last year!

Please send all mail & gifts to us at:

c/o the ArtPost Shanty
P.O. Box 7364
Minneapolis, MN 55407

Monday, January 11, 2010

2010 Art Shanty Project Poster / Boardgame

Well, the first batch of posters is complete and for a first time screen printing job, they turned out pretty darn good. Each poster comes complete with 'individual character', you know the slight imperfections (over-flooding, dry spots, all of those things that ensure your poster was pulled by a human and not a robot.)