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Untitled by Lee Busick
Your Art Wear: Collection One features T-shirts designed by local artists Lee Busick, Stephanie Dotson, and Andrew Maxson.

Proceeds from the sale of Your Art Wear will support the creative efforts of Your Art Here. All T-shirts are handprinted by Ryan Nole at Kangaroo Press and are 100% sweatshop free.

T-shirts are now on sale at the Friends of Art Bookshop for $15.

To see more work by these artists visit their respective websites:

Lee Busick
Stephanie Dotson
Andrew Maxson

Your Art Wear


Stories in Motion: Art in Transit

Accidental Bloomington and Hoosier Cruiser (combined pieces) by Vilnis Chakars (3 years old); Medium: Crayon on Paper; Display: Internal

Your Art Here (YAH), in partnership with Bloomington Transit, is pleased to announce Stories in Motion : Art in Transit, a public art project that showcases on city buses juried community artwork that captures the spirit of Bloomington. Artwork will be placed on the outside and inside of Bloomington Transit buses during August, September and October 2006.

We are pleased to announce the following selections for “Stories in Motion: Art in Transit”:

  • “Blooming!” by Deneise Self; Medium: Digital Photography; Display: External, Back of bus No. 345
  • “Little Five” by Ron Firebaugh; Medium: Acrylic; Display: External, Side of bus No. 553
  • “Aglow” by Emily Goodson, Medium: Photography; Display: Internal, Bus No. 345
  • “Come Home Safely” by Bob Autio; Medium: Painting; Display: Internal, Bus No. 347
  • “from the Transmission series” by Elke Pessl; Medium: Digital image from photograms; Display: Internal, Bus No. 9723
  • “On Stage” by Olivia Evans (8 years old); Medium: Colored ink on paper; Display: Internal, Bus No. 9721
  • “I’m Nineteen: with Long Arms” by Justin Clifford Rhody; Medium: Carbon copy; Display: Internal, Bus Nos. 9516 and 9725
  • “Spaces” by Kyle Caird; Medium: Digital Art; Display: Internal, Bus No. 9514
  • “Accidental Bloomington” and “Hoosier Cruiser” (combined pieces) by Vilnis Chakars (3 years old); Medium: Crayon on Paper; Display: Internal, Bus No. 346

UPDATE (9/30/2006): We are pleased to announce that the following selections have been installed as a 2nd set of interior artwork for “Stories in Motion: Art in Transit” (pictures will be posted soon):

  • “Unity without Uniformity” or “Global Locale” by Mylo Roze; Medium: Mixed Media; Display: Internal, Bus No. 554
  • “fuzzy” by Ann Shedd; Medium: Color Photograph; Display: Internal, Bus No. 348
  • “Untitled” from S291 Photography (masks) by Ashley E. Roudebush; Medium: Black and White Photograph; Display: Internal, Bus No. 555
  • “Purple Life/Cutters/Lily Pond” by Carol Hedin; Medium: Color Photograph; Display: Internal, Bus No. 241
  • “Bloomington Blue” by Lee Chapman; Medium: Digital Image; Display: Internal, Bus No. 243

All buses for “Stories in Motion: Art in Transit” are on city routes 1 thru 5 and on Indiana University routes 6 and C. Visit Bloomington Transit route maps for more information.

Important Dates

  • August-October 2006: Artwork displayed inside and outside of city buses


Funding for this project is provided by a grant from the Bloomington Community Arts Commission and contributions from supporters of Your Art Here. Additional support is provided by Bloomington Transit and Crosstown Communications.

Thanks to the Banneker Community Center, John Waldron Art Center, Monroe County Public Library and Rhino’s Youth Center for serving as contact points for the community.

Stories in Motion: Art in Transit



 Press Release [pdf, 44k]
 Public Service Announcement [pdf, 76k]
 High-Resolution Images for Print

York Art Here

Artwork created by York, Alabama 5th and 6th grade students

Your Art Here co-founders Shana Berger and Nathan Purath were resident artists of the Coleman Center for Arts and Culture and the municipalWORKSHOP in May of 2005. They worked with every fifth and sixth grade student in York, where the schools system is still divided along lines of race and economic status. After studying collage art and the idea of community, the students were asked to make drawings about their own communities. All of the drawings were then scanned into the computer and digitally collaged into three art pieces that are currently displayed on billboards throughout the City of York.


The Patriot Art Series

Does Your Vote Count by Shana Berger

This series of four billboards was exhibited on the YAH Massachusetts Ave. billboards, leading up to the November Presidential Election of 2004. Each piece took a unique look at the media’s influence on the mainstream perception of ‘patriotism.’ Lies, Lies, Lies, by Owen Mundy, Does Your Vote Count?, by Shana Berger, #2, by Dan Reidy and Wendy Taylor, andDang, It Feel Good to Be a Gangsterer!, by Dana Sperry and Chuck Jones


Politics, passion & property, by Paul F. P. Pogue, NUVO, Indianapolis, IN, December 15, 2004
Off The Wall: Stories Behind the Art, Shana BergerThe Herald-Times Scene, October 7, 2004

*The Patriotic Art series was a new Your Art Here series. All art billboards were displayed on privately-owned buildings in Indianapolis, IN. All art billboards were paid for by the artists themselves. There was no affiliation with, nor did any additional funding for this series come from, any outside agency including, but not limited to, Public or Private Corporations, Political Parties, 527 Organizations, 501(c)(3) Organizations, Educational Institutions, Churches, or City, State, or Federal Governments. Additionally, Your Art Here does not endorse any candidate for public office.


Massachusetts Ave. Billboard Project: Arthur Liou

Artist’s “Blood Work” Based on Daughter’s Leukemia Fight.

Arthur Liou’s heart-wrenching witness to his little girl’s battle with leukemia serves as a mix of inspiration and anguish for his recent video and audio installation “Blood Work”, opening October 15 for a three-week exhibition at the J. Martin Gallery in Fountain Square.

Now two, Liou’s daughter Vivian was diagnosed with the disease when she was five months old. “In a way, the fight against cancer is a civil war within her, and the potent drugs leave devastating impact to the body,” explains Liou. “The chemotherapy affects both cancer cells and normal cells. My use of high-definition video allows the viewer to experience the similarity between the two types of cells and the treatment process.”

As medical-like as the videos “CBC” and “Blasts” seem, these non-scientific visualizations reveal a passion in the painstaking creation of the cell-like structures using dozens of little images of his crawling child and the barefoot bottoms of her feet, symbolically fading as the chemo takes its toll. The composition creates such a strong communication of the effects of leukemia that you may not at first notice the patient’s presence in the video.

Liou’s powerful representations have quickly gained attention and critical acclaim. “Blood Work” received a Rising Star Award in the Fotofusion 2004 conference, and is touring international venues, including the Asian American Arts Center, New York; Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art, Chicago; Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta; Museo de Art, “Ángel M. De Rosa”, Buenos Aires, Argentina, and various electronic/video arts festivals in Italy and Brazil.

Liou is the Area Head and Assistant Professor of Digital Art at Indiana University in Bloomington. His previous exhibition, “Things that are Edible”, was reported by the Indianapolis Star to be one of the top five visual art events in Indianapolis in 2002.

Concurrent with the show, a still from “CBC” will be featured on a Massachusetts Avenue billboard by Your Art Here (YAH), a non-profit community arts organization that uses commercial billboards as public art spaces. Arthur Liou will benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society with the sale of a limited number of DVDs. “Blood Work” opens October 15 and runs through November 7 at the J. Martin Gallery, 874 Virginia Avenue, Indianapolis, Indiana, 317-916-2874.