On November 17th, Danny Scheible debuted Coming Out Party at the Annual CCAS Auction. The auction was held at the Elliott Fouts Gallery, in their beautiful new space in the heart of Midtown.
David Sobon manned the auction block with his usual flair while Michelle Satterlee, EFG’s lovely Gallery Director, used her deep expertise to share a bit about the artists’ processes and biographies. Danny’s piece went towards the end of the live-auction after works by some of our favorite Sacramento talents including Maren Conrad and Micah Crandall-Bear. Sidenote: Maren is helping us develop a new finishing process for Tapigami that will give each piece even more resilience and beauty. More on that later!
The crowd was a who’s-who of the Sacramento art scene with delicious catering from Selland’s. We had a great time and can’t wait to participate next year!
Thank you to everyone who voted for Tapigami artist Danny Scheible for Sacramento’s Best Visual Artist. The good news is…HE WON! 2012 has been an incredible year. Installations in San Francisco City Hall, The 2012 Maker Faire, The W Hotel, a featured spot on KVIE’s Rob on the Road, and Danny’s first ever solo-show at the California Museum!
Here is to making 2013 an even bigger and better year for Tapigami!
For the month of September, Danny Scheible was the featured artist in the Tinkering Studio at the world-renowned Exploratorium Museum in San Francisco, CA. The Tinkering Studio is an interactive space in the museum where artists are invited to share their unique mediums with the museum visitors and staff. Danny was the first artist to exhibit an installation made of tape, and Tapigami was very excited to be partnering with one of our favorite museums!
After working with the Tinkering Studio staff to build a unique installation Danny spent an afternoon teaching the “Tinkerers” to do Tapigami, and many of them took to it quite quickly!
For the next week, Danny would teach any and every museum goer who came to the Tinkering Studio during its open hours. He also was able to make some neat videos on Tapigami techniques. The one below goes through some of Danny’s techniques and how he evolved the artform. Thank you so much to Ryan Jenkins and the rest of the staff at The Exploratorium who made this opportunity possible. We look forward to seeing the new digs on the Pier in April!
On July 18th, The California Museum will debut “California Creates: Tapigami” featuring a new installation by Danny Scheible. It is the first exhibit of a regional artist, and the kick-off of a partnership between the museum and the Sacramento Arts and Business Council’s FLYWHEEL arts incubator. The exhibit will run until October 21st.
It is an exciting moment for Danny and Tapigami as it is the first time an installation will be up for more than a few days, so we hope that thousands of people throughout the Capital Region will be able to come check it out. The installation will feature the “Tree of Life”, a tape-city on an undulating terrain, hangar art, creatures, a floral landscape and more!
We will also be setting up a Tapigami Shop in the museum store for the duration of the exhibit, so if you have always wanted a piece of Tapigami and wanted to try it on instead of shopping our online store, now is your chance!!
If you’re in Sacramento on July 18th, join us in the Museum lobby from 6-8 for an opening night reception hosted by Danny Scheible and Tre Borden!
Below is the press release:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 10, 2012
Local artist Danny Scheible featured in “California Creates: Tapigami” opening July 18th at The California Museum
Exhibit launches new partnership between Sacramento Arts & Business Council and The California Museum designed to foster community creativity and innovation
SACRAMENTO, CALIF. — July 10, 2012: Local artist Danny Scheible’s first museum installation, “California Creates: Tapigami,” will open to the public on Wed., July 18th and continue through Sun., Oct. 21st at The California Museum. Featuring a unique art form invented by Scheible called “Tapigami,” the exhibit includes selections from various types of tape and everyday materials along with his hanger art, multimedia and more. The exhibit is the first under a new partnership between the Sacramento Arts & Business Council and The California Museum supporting the “Flywheel Arts Incubator,” a program that offers Sacramento area arts-based start-ups the tools, resources and exposure necessary to succeed in the arts business.
“The California Museum is a showcase of the state’s creativity and innovation, which are the essence of the California dream,” said Dori Moorehead, Executive Director of The California Museum. “We’re excited to support the ‘Flywheel’ program by providing emerging artists like Danny their first museum exhibit. Through the opportunity, the Museum not only helps local artists realize a dream but also inspires visitors to tap into their creativity and innovation while reaching for their own dreams.”
“Sacramento is emerging as a destination for artists and creative talent,” said Tre Borden, Program Manager of the Sacramento Arts & Business Council. “At Flywheel, our goal is to nurture our region’s most-promising creative talent and help them to reach their potential while also serving as ambassadors for Sacramento’s creative community. We are thrilled to be working with The California Museum, which shares our vision, and Danny Scheible is the perfect artist to demonstrate Sacramento’s amazing creative talent.”
Displeased with the lack of interaction with traditional art mediums, Scheible set out to create a new art form that people could participate in. First attracted to masking tape because of its versatile, accessible and pliable characteristics, work in the new medium could be manipulated and taught to others cheaply and quickly. His best-known piece, “Tape City,” exemplifies this concept as a 1,500 sq. ft. “ever-expanding, self-generating social sculpture” completed over the last 7 years that depicts an urban landscape handmade entirely from tape.
In 2007, his first installation debuted at the Fool’s Foundation gallery and was featured on ABC News’ “Good Morning America.” Subsequent installations include many notable Northern California locations, such as the W San Francisco, Maker Faire Bay Area and Crocker Art Museum. In 2012, Scheible founded his company also named Tapigami to bring his artistic creations to a wider audience via a consumer product line of smaller scale art. As a part of the partnership with Flywheel, Tapigami consumer art including jewelry, lighting and objects d’art will be available for purchase in the Museum Store for the duration of the exhibit from Wed., Sept. 18th through Sun, Oct. 21, 2012.
ABOUT THE SACRAMENTO ARTS & BUSINESS COUNCIL:
The mission of the Sacramento Arts & Business Council is to promote partnerships between the business community and arts organizations in order to enhance the economy and enrich the quality of life in the Sacramento region. Visit SacABC.org to learn more.
Created by Sacramento-based artist Danny Scheible, Tapigami is an original art form that utilizes tape and other everyday materials in unique ways for both large scale installations and smaller scale consumer products. Devoted to using art as a way to strengthen communities and initiate social contact, the mission of Tapigami is to spread creativity around the world. For more information, visit Tapigami.com
ABOUT THE CALIFORNIA MUSEUM:
A self-supporting 501(c)3 non-profit, The California Museum — home of the California Hall of Fame — engages, educates and enlightens people about California’s rich history and unique contributions to the world through ideas, innovation, the arts and culture. Through interactive and innovative experiences, the Museum inspires men, women and children to dream the California dream and dares them to make their own mark on history. Open Tues.-Sat. 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.; Sun.: 12:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. Admission: adults $8.50; college students & seniors $7.00 with valid ID; youth 6-17: $6.00; children 5 & under free. For more information, visit CaliforniaMuseum.org
For a while now, people have been suggesting that we put together a time-lapse video to show the process of setting up a Tapigami installation. Luckily for us, our friend Jessicah Pratt, creator of Cinema Darling Productions, was able to do just that for our Bay Area Maker Faire installation!
Set to Atlas Sound‘s “Te Amo” the video shows our entire 14 person team putting together our installation over a long 12 hour day!
Thanks so much to Jessicah who made this video a truly amazing way to understand the Tapigami artform!
June is International GAY PRIDE month, and so what better way to utilize our colorful hangar art than to turn it into the PRIDE FLAG!
Our first experiment doing this was at Sacramento Pride’s ‘Courage to Stand’ Event where the Sacramento Gay & Lesbian Center hosted a fundraiser at the Citizen Hotel to honor gay service men and women. It was a poignant affair with dramatic monologues from officers who lived under the draconian “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell”, as well as from a father of the first out gay serviceman killed in Iraq. The party was made all the more memorable with the Tapigami backdrop we created behind the stage.
Courage to Stand
When our friend Mark Roberts told us he was working with the organizers of SF PRIDE, we had him put us in touch to see if we could take what we did in Sacramento and make it grander for their celebration, which is one of the largest pride festivals in the country.
After looking at the ferocity of our flag, they decided to have us the featured art piece for the official SF PRIDE VIP party inside of San Francisco’s stately City Hall building. After going on a scouting trip to see the space, which is truly beautiful and gargantuan if you’ve never been, we packed up the hangars on Saturday and went down to Oakland.
What a building!!
That night after organizing all of the hangars into their pride formation (and eating some DELICIOUS chicken and waffles)
we traveled into the city to begin the construction of the flag. The flag was to be 40x18ft and we only had 4 hours to hang it from the second floor balcony. Thankfully we had some wonderful volunteers in our buddy Mat and his two lovely boarders (visiting from Hawaii for Waldorf training), and we finished with an hour to spare!
Anyone who has ever been to San Francisco pride knows what that it is a scene of jubilation, celebration and only-once-per-year levels of inebriation. Luckily for us, from our haven within city hall, we were able to avoid some of the crazier and crowded aspects and take it in from the Mayor’s Balcony!
VIP Pride view
Considering that the only other arts-organization that was asked to present was Cirque Du’Soleil’s ZUMANITY,
Daniel was fan!
it was a true honor to be included, and we hope it is not our last time working with the great team at SF PRIDE!
When we went to set up the piece, we got a chance to look at all of the other amazing pieces and they were so fun!!! Tre had a great time playing the Super Skee Ball Shooter that uses an XBox Kinect to allow you to play hands free!
Globe Lamp in the constellation
If you’re in San Jose this summer make sure to check out this not-to-be-missed exhibit!!