University of Alaska Anchorage students' most outstanding artwork as selected by juror Bobby Zokaites for juried student art show in newly named Hugh McPeck Gallery.
Bobby Zokaites chosen as project artist for zone 4 (Apache) of the Tempe Streetcar project. The three-mile Tempe Streetcar design should be complete in 2017 with construction beginning later in the year. Opening of Tempe Streetcar is anticipated in 2020.
A decade after Phoenix sculptor Bobby Zokaites embarked on a project challenging common ideas about painting, human-technology collaboration, creative expression, and artistic identity, researchers at Arizona State University invited the creator to revisit his creation, during the bicentennial of the novel Frankenstein.
"Shifting Sand Land" one of the top five picks in playgrounds designed by artists from around the world.
This playground system was designed with inspiration from the desert level in Super Mario Brothers. What child doesn’t want to experience this video game in real life?
He was the longest running Site Manager in the history of FSP, and for good reason! Bobby is a great team leader, he’s able to keep morale high in any circumstance, lends a helping hand to anyone who needs it, and has invaluable knowledge about how to fabricate, install, and deinstall large sculpture – a necessary skill for the job.
“Shifting Sand Land” Super Mario Brothers Playscape:
I love a well-designed overlap between virtual and physical play space for its ability to encourage video game lovers to venture into the playground. In effect, “Shifting Sand Land” is an all-ages, outdoor version of “Can’t Touch the Ground”, a classic playground game.
Scottsdale Arts Festival offers lots of family activities
Scottsdale Arts Festival continues all weekend long at Civic Center Park. Gayle Jansen reports. 3-14-15
Interactive artwork to debut at Scottsdale Arts Festival:
The ASU Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts graduate was inspired by the game Super Mario Brothers and the themes of childhood and adventure
Phoenix artist brings bounce to Scottsdale Art Festival:
Adults of a certain age will know that its title, "Shifting Sand Land," refers to the desert level in the old-school Super Mario Brothers video game
Scottsdale Arts Festival going on this weekend:
It will be impossible to miss the round, circular circus-colored pods he created that will be set up all over the park. The pods will be filled with water and it is game on for you to stand on them and try to keep your balance
Visiting sculptor working on piece for Scottsdale Arts Festival:
This will be an interactive piece, with the bowls suspended 3 feet off the ground. Viewers will be able to climb into the bowls and try to balance, teeter-totter-like.
A Brief History of Art Made with Roombas:
Going back even further, an artist named Bobby Zokaites, using rebuilt Roombas, had the devices make new paintings at a gallery show in Newark.
Phoenix area prepares for next 'In Flux' art project:
The grounds of Bergies Coffee Roast House in downtown Gilbert was the site of the town's installation last year. Tempe artist Bobby Zokaites created "Boone's Flugelhorn" using seat-belt material, steel and a drainage culvert.
TEMPE ARTIST BOBBY ZOKAITES: 100 CREATIVES:
You might think the Tempe sculptor and recent master's graduate from ASU's Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts rises early because his large-scale installation pieces, which comprise woven repurposed seatbelt webbing, require any and all waking hours to complete.
5 MUST-SEE FIRST FRIDAY SHOWS IN PHOENIX ON MAY 2:
The new Step Gallery in downtown Phoenix is the ideal venue for Bobby Zokaites's MFA these exhibition "Tom Sawyer Wears A Business Suit." The industrial space provides the perfect backdrop for Zokaites's whimsical sculptural work; in this show, the artist uses woven seat belts to create a large-scale installation in the gallery.
Artist of the Month:
“It’s a pseudo jungle gym,” the artist says. “Aesthetically, it’s about play and may trigger childhood memories, but the work is more about creating my own space so I can deal with this alien urban environment I live in.”
Gilbert coffee-shop sculpture part of tour brewing up interest in the arts:
Only an artist could combine seat-belt material, steel and a drainage culvert into a work of art and expect it to inspire a sense of play.
A chip off of the digital block: Digital sculpture evidence of a new Industrial Revolution
Sculpture, at first glance, might not seem to be a discipline that would benefit from becoming computerized.Yet digital technology is transforming the creation of sculpture at Arizona State University.
We're going to create a mobile venue. We're trying to play around with public spaces. We got a grant from the Urbana Arts Commission, and Bobby Zokaites (of Tempe, Ariz.) got one from the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University to come here and do this.
BONDVILLE STOP OF THE “INTER-URBAN” PROJECT July 2012:
What do a panel truck, a jib crane and the remains of a wooden grain elevator have in common? All are being repurposed by an energetic, volunteer team of sculptors and designers for Urbana Land Arts Inter-Urban project.
ASU ARTISTS GIVE GLENDALE FESTIVAL ATTENDEES "SOMETHING TO WRITE HOME ABOUT:"
The "most magical" part of the experience was watching the houses themselves go up in two days, after nearly a month of "cave-like living" in the studio, welding and cutting wood for hours on end.
This Art Sucks April 2007:
MANY WOULD SAY the self-vacuuming Roomba is a work of art. Bobby Zokaites, on the other hand, thinks the Roomba can create works of art. The junior sculpture student at Alfred University, in NY State guts the brush motors from Roombas and modifies the suckers to paint