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Hello, Toledo!


The art installation The Herd visits Toledo OH for the Momentum Festival!

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Hello, Toledo!


The art installation The Herd visits Toledo OH for the Momentum Festival!

The inflatable installation The Herd is pleased as punch to land in Toledo, Ohio for the marvelous MOMENTUM Festival from September 19 - 21.

WE ARE SO HAPPY TO BE HERE! Since our arrival for install we have had an amazing time. You can find photos of our install process and the adventures we’ve had so far on Instagram by following our photo stream theherdpix.

Consider adopting a Herdling! Our goal is to generate as little as waste as possible, so we keep all our waterways and natural resources clean! Adopting a Herdling not only helps us keep these inflatables out of landfills, but proceeds also go to support Toledo’s Partners for Clean Streams, a local non-profit dedicated to stewardship of the Maumee River and all local waterways in Toledo. Follow the link above for more information!

Finally, we extend our thanks to everyone who has helped us make this happen—the Momentum Festival staff and volunteers, the Renaissance Toledo Hotel, The Arts Commission of the City of Toledo, Jupmode Clothing and all the crew and others who worked very hard to make this happen!

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Kelley Bell is a graphic designer, projection artist and educator living and working in Baltimore City, Maryland.

Welcome to Cakeweek


Kelley Bell is a graphic designer, projection artist and educator living and working in Baltimore City, Maryland.

 

The Herd Takes Toledo! September 19th - October 4th


The Herd Takes Toledo! September 19th - October 4th


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This Fall, Light City’s inflatable sensation The Herd takes their act on the road to visit Toledo, OH for the MOMENTUM Festival September 19 - 21, followed by an extended engagement until October 6. 

This installation of inflatable, glow in the dark luminous beings will take place at One Seagate Plaza, on the banks of the Maumee River. The Herd is both a reminder to protect our natural resources and a tribute to all the citizens who continue to hope and support healthy waterways for our cities and our country. 

Once again, we’re partnering with an excellent non-profit friend of water—Toledo’s very own Partners for Clean Streams! $5 from the purchase of each Herdling will be donated to PCS,a terrific local non-profit that strives to provide open space and clean natural water resources for the greater Toledo area, and ensure as little of this project as possible ends up as waste.

The MOMENTUM Festival is a free festival of music and art in downtown Toledo featuring the work of local and international artists and musicians. We’re proud to be a part of this important creative event. One Herdling is currently taking the town by storm and enjoying Summer in The 419…we’ll be seeing them (and, maybe, you!) in September!

The Herd Thanks YOU!


The Herd Thanks YOU!


The Herd installation raised $2000 for its associated non-profit partners during the 2018 Light City Festival in Baltimore City. All proceeds from the sale of the inflatables will go to benefit three water-oriented Baltimore non-profits: Waterfront Partnership's Healthy Harbor Initiative, the Baltimore-based performance group Fluid Movement, and the Living Classrooms Foundation, ensuring that the art piece has a life of its own after the festival, and that the materials used in fabrication will be put to a good (and fun) re-use.

During the chilly week of April 13 - 22, thousands of visitors came to our city to enjoy the festival and saw the 320 inflatables of The Herd in the Inner Harbor.

This piece would have been impossible to realize without the help and dedication of the volunteers who braved the elements and dedicated their time to this silly and amazing undertaking!

Music: Cornelius, "Micro Disneycal World Tour" from the album FANTASMA.

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NEW NON PROFIT PARTNERS FOR THE HERD

The Herd is proud to announce that three new non-profit partners have joined to help out and roll along with us at Light City 2018!

The inflatables used in The Herd will be for sale during the Light City 2018 Festival. All proceeds, after taxes and shipping will be donated to three non-profit partners: Waterfront Partnership's Healthy Harbor Initiative, the Baltimore-based performance group Fluid Movement, and the Living Classrooms Foundation

For more information on these terrific organizations, and how we'll work together, go here.

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SMALL FOODS ON
THE (OBSCURE) MAP

The 13th annual Small Foods Party, of which I am the graphic designer and founding member, is now officially on the map! In the Atlas Obscura, that is. Baltimore's premiere party for tiny edibles is featured in the new Gastro Obscura!

The 2018 Small Foods Party will be taking place on March 3rd at 7 pm at the American Visionary Arts Museum. Get your tickets here.


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AND THEY'RE OFF!

New developments on the The Herd for Light City 2018. The fleet is crossing the Pacific and will be with us soon.

There is now a BLOG. I'll be posting with some regularity with this page to keep folks informed of the fabricaion, preparation and installation of the project. Find a link to the biog here.

There will be some great upcoming news about other organizations coming on board to the project. Keep it locked on the blog for upcoming developments.


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THE HERD TAKES LIGHT CITY BALTIMORE, 2018

It's with shining joy that I announce that I'll be bringing a brand new installation piece called The Herd to Light City 2018 in Baltimore, MD. 

Between April 14 – 21 a herd of 375 glowing inflatables will roll into Baltimore Harbor for your viewing pleasure. These solar-powered doggies will be available for purchase after the festival. Not only can you take home a piece this ambitious art work, but all proceeds from sales will be donated to Baltimore healthy harbor non-profits. Learn more about The Herd here.

I'd love to see you at the harbor this Spring! And, if you are interested in helping out, volunteers and paid positions are available! See here for more details