Thursday, June 27, 2013

What's Next ???

The artists for July are Chelsea Sydow & Matt Herman.

their statements ----


Matt's lived in gainesville on and off since 1989 and has been creating carnival games, pinball art , and bike stunts for years. These pieces are inspired by his childhood at the Jersey Shore , playing pinball and laying quarters on the gaming wheels. The bicycle wheels are all salvaged from peoples trash and the majority of the wood used has come from scrap piles. The stencils are shot with spray paint using paper on Mylar stencils created from photographs.


I have been living in Gainesville for 9 years after I came here for college and decided not to leave . I have been painting random pictures and murals ever since. Gainesville is a melting pot of musicians and artists and I have always been inspired here. I am also inspired by color, optimism, and my students. I teach third grade and love Satchel's and am so thankful for a place that supports local artists AND has great pizza. : )

Saturday, June 15, 2013

WHAT'S UP ????

June artists are Elizabeth Wilson & Todd Bicker.

You can read their statements in the previous post.

Here are some examples of their work:

Todd Bicker--

 Elizabeth Wilson--

Friday, June 7, 2013

What's Next ???

The artists of the month for June are Liz Wilson & Todd Bicker.
Some words about their work :

Liz Wilson--

Liz Wilson lived most of her life in the Northeast, moved to gainesville in 2005 , & passed away in May 2011. She was a writer & an artist. She was also a loving mother, a devoted grandmother, & a wonderful friend. She is greatly missed. She left behind a body of work that is a testament to many of her greatest characteristics : a love for natural beauty, energetic color, & free-spiritedness. Like the subject of many of her paintings , she was in full bloom & was with us too short a time. She loved coming to Satchel's with her family & we hope that in sharing her art work here, others can have a little taste of her artistic spontaneity & love for life. Enjoy !

Todd Bicker--

Native born Todd Bicker has been picture framing on & off for twenty years. After having owned 3 separate art galleries in South Florida he moved to Gainesville & got involved in The Repurpose Project. His involvement sparked an idea to use reclaimed wood from historic houses he remodels as a contractor. Milling, sanding & finishing oak , maple, & heart pine is a labor of love which can be seen in his work. The show at Satchel's Pizza is comprised of historic photographs of Gainesville using at least 80% reclaimed materials. Each frame is custom made & has a story behind the materials used  Each photograph has a unique story behind it as well. Come by & look & learn about this wonderful city we live in & above all, learn how to re-use, reclaim & Repurpose !