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Interactive Artwork in 180 Minutes 

On June 4th, David Calfo and Darrell Kinsel were invited to participate in a rotating wall of art at Three Rivers Arts Festival (ArtsFest) in Pittsburgh. Throughout the day, a handful of artists took 180 minute turns with the wall, which they were allowed to do whatever they wanted with. The idea was to crank the work out quickly, so that the remainder of the time could be spent interacting with people interested in the artist's work.

In 45 minutes, Calfo had added old bike rims (courtesy of REI Pittsburgh), colorful fabric and a little bit of his own personality to the wall -- and everyone loved it. Little kids were spinning the wheels alongside people in their 60s, proving that you can be young at heart at any age. What better purpose for art?

Next up, Darrell Kinsel hit the wall (he's also on Twitter, in case you want to stay in touch). His art was up and running in a little over an hour, and he integrated Dave's spinning wheels into his vision. In fact, the rest of the artists woking on the wall that day kept the old bicycle rims up -- and people kept playing with them.

At the end of the day, the event was a huge success. Both David Calfo and Darrell Kinsel were invited back the following year, so keep an eye out for 'em both at the Three Rivers Arts Festival in 2012. Special thanks to the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust for helping to keep art alive in the city!