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Andy Angelo Press Club explores Art.Downtown.

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Young reporters share their experiences from a night out for Art.Downtown.

/Steffanie Rosalez

/Steffanie Rosalez

The purpose of Art.Downtown. is to show artists' artwork and express their style and technique. Art.Downtown. has been around more than seven years. On April 11, 2014 Press Club went to Art.Downtown. to view a bunch of artwork. There was a skateboard park and a piece of art made by Loni Platte. Platte’s artwork had three different puzzle pieces with faces on them. Each puzzle piece had three different sentences: "Think Different,” "Hope,” and last but not least, "Live with purpose.” My favorite artwork was the floating 3D pyramids and cubes. I liked the floating 3D pyramids and cubes because they really pop up. If you went there, and it was your first time, you might have thought it was a building from the future. I liked one pyramid the most because it had blood color ink in it. After we viewed the paintings, we then interviewed the artist that made the artwork. He said he wanted to show his artwork with light and that he wanted to do something that nobody else thought of doing at Art. Downtown. He made it out of light bulbs and wood cut into equivalent pieces. The last thing we did was pass by some drummers. When we heard the music we decided to breakdance. After that we went to buy doughnuts. Mmmmmm! Those doughnuts were so good! I got a hot cinnamon glaze doughnut. Finally, we left for home. Art.Downtown. was AWESOME.

Edgar, age 11

On April 11th, Press Club went on a field trip to Art.Downtown. The Press Club first saw a group of skateboarders sponsored by Premier. Noe from Press Club said, "They were awesome!” After that, the Press Club went to print some artwork on the shirt of a skateboarder for totally free. The artwork that almost everyone liked was three puzzle pieces put together with three different quotes by artist Loni Platte. The three quotes were "Think Different," "Hope," and "Live With Purpose."  Another piece of art that everyone liked was a box of red food coloring mixed with water to show how the food coloring changes with light. The artist of that artwork said he wanted to do something that no one in Art Prize thought of doing.  

Edgar, Noe, and Daniel passed by some dancers and breakdanced with them. The drummers were cheering them on like it was a real performance! Because the three boys danced in front of a small crowd, our teacher, Ms. Steffanie, got them doughnuts. They all said together, "They were really good!"



On April 11th, Press Club went to Art.Downtown. When we got there we first saw the skateboarders; they were awesome. One of the skateboarders was a friend of Ms. Steffanie. After that, we went to see the artwork. The artwork looked nice, but my favorite one was a piece of art with three heads popping out.

My next favorite stop was when we went and saw a drummer and someone playing the guitar on the street. Edgar, Daniel, and I started breakdancing; it felt weird, but it was fun. We had a lot of fun there!

The other stop we made at Art.Downtown. was to see this guy that made these lights. The lights where awesome to look at and it took the artist a lot of work and, I think, a lot of money to make. We then went on the trolley. The trolley was a lot of fun and Edgar and I played a lot inside the trolley. The best stop out of all was when we went and got delicious doughnuts. We got lemon doughnuts and one cinnamon doughnut. Finally, we had to leave to go home.



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