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Artist Chris Meyer collects materials for his installation piece for the Occupied Warren Public Art Project. Photograph by DeShawn Scott

Occupied Warren Visual Entry Five

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Sunny skies and a little warmth made it a great day for artists to work, and me to document for the Occupied Warren project. Doug Meyer, Josh Ford, and Gianna Jones (Gigi) arrived at the site, each on a different mission. Doug was there to collect materials to build his installation for the project, off-site; Gigi dropped off some supplies and did a little room scouting, and Josh was in creation mode.

Doug’s visit to the project site was brief. If I’m not mistaken, he’s one of three artists creating their installations off-site. Because I was unfamiliar with his art, I decided to conduct some research. He creates some amazing works of art. If you’d like to learn more about Doug’s artwork, you can check out his Rustbelt Rebirth Facebook Page. It’s worth a visit.

Artist Doug Meyer of Youngstown, Ohio collecting materials for the Occupied Warren project. Photographed by DeShawn Scott

Gigi, her mom, and friend stopped by to drop off materials and get some planning done for the next day. The first time I met Gigi was during the Scott Street Mural Project back in 2015. She spent a lot of time working with artist Amy Novelli in the development of the mural and addition some additional artwork near the site. Keep an eye on Gigi, she’s going places and will be doing great things.

Gianna Jones and her friend scout a room for the Occupied Warren Project. Photographed by DeShawn Scott of the D5 Group

Artists bring materials for the Occupied Warren Public Art project. Photograph by DeShawn Scott of the D5 Group

If James Shuttic didn’t inform me, I would have had no idea Josh Ford was working at the site. The last time I saw Josh, the sounds of a pounding hammer and loud music filled the air. This time, there was the faint sound of brush strokes, creaks in the floor, and self-comments signifying that his work was going as planned. I’m not sure how ofter Josh is at the site but his progress has flowed at lightning speed. Without revealing his art, I can only say that it’s thought-provoking.

Artist Josh Ford. Photographed by DeShawn Scott of the D5 Group

 

Artist Josh Ford. Photographed by DeShawn Scott of the D5 Group

You can visit the Occupied Warren Exhibition  June 8th and 9th in the City of Warren, Ohio’s Garden District.

If you’re just now following this blog, you can catch up with prior posts starting here.

Signing out,

D.

Artist Josh Ford working on his art installation for the Occupied Warren Project, in Warren, Ohio. Photographed by DeShawn Scott of the D5 Group.
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