Vapidus Designs needs an RV:
Last year, Chantelle Gobeil, one-half of Vapidus Designs and chief bill payer of the collective, quit her corporate job to live as an artist full-time. While this was a creatively freeing decision, it also freed her of something very important: a steady paycheck! Before leaving the corporate world, Chantelle Gobeil and Mick Fin had three years to gain experience bringing art to the world. Now, we have shed our corporate restrictions, practiced our craft, and prepared a business strategy to facilitate a full-time devotion to bringing art to the masses - who need it! Every year, we plan to add more shows to the schedule to tour our new projects. Last year, we added Mosaic work and Glass work to the show. This year, we plan to do installation work at The Burning Man Project. From painting, to glass, to mosaics, to installation pieces; Vapidus Designs wants to do it all. To unveil our art endeavor to the world, we would like to do 8-10 shows in 2010, traveling around the US in an RV that would be our mobile studio, home, and inventory space. While this RV would facilitate our endeavor to bring our art across the country, it is also incredibly expensive to rent. Additionally, we want to make this trip a yearly event, so that people we meet can count on us to return with more life-changing or life-supporting creative energy. Therefore, we have decided to make our very first, very important large purchase: the VAPIDUS DESIGNS RV!
Check out our art at www.vapidusdesigns.com
How our art changes lives:
During the summer, while on tour, we talk to hundreds of people everyday about our work - from the technical aspects, to the reasons why we have created: it is truly a beautiful way to spread our art. During the winter months, Chantelle Gobeil runs an on-the-road art school working with seniors with dementia - Chantelle’s Art on Wheels! Communication through art has been a very important part of all the projects we have been involved in: from seeing the face of someone who has not been able to speak a word in years create something meaningful to them that communicates their thoughts and feelings; to watching someone pick a piece from our booth at our shows and almost cry because of the meaning it holds for them. Each year, when we come back from our tour, we receive streams of email from all over the world telling us where their new art is hanging, and how it has affected their lives. As artists, this is the ultimate reward. Sharing our expression from the smallest piece of glass or mosaic to large paintings, and sharing the stories that go with each piece. Because, even the small pieces have a story. People then carry that story home with them and hang it in their space; and continue our story, our expression, and our love of art.