MEYK (Made to Express Your Kinetics) Do It Yourself Street Art Kit
- Sep. 25, 2009 -
Santa Barbara, CA – MEYK (http://www.m-
e-y-k.com) was created by brothers and accomplished fine artists Benjamin Anderson (http://benjaminanderson.com)
and Sean Anderson (http://seananderson.com)
and is the first Do It Yourself Street Art Kit to be released on the market. This all-inclusive creative platform with a price point under $40 provides all the tools necessary to create a true masterpiece of contemporary urban art. The kit includes a 12 by 12 inch canvas pre-printed with a choice of one of two background designs along with paintbrushes, paint, glitter, pens, and 15 street art stencils including the popular urban designs of sexy skulls, crowns, filigree and zebras as well as tips to “get fresh with the street art vibe”.
The idea for MEYK (Made to Express Your Kinetics*) materialized a year ago in traffic on the 405 Freeway. “As professional artists/curators and gallery owners, we’ve heard far too often the phrases ‘I could never do that’ or ‘all I can draw is a stick figure’. And thus was born the idea of creating an expressive platform to allow anyone to make a work of art and be proud of it,” states the website. “It’s our belief that anyone can become an artist with guidance and encouragement and with the help of the first D.I.Y. art kit (the street art kit), it’s now actually a possibility. Our goal is to make an artist out of all the self-proclaimed un-artistic individual and open the door to finding their own creative expression.”
*kinetics – your energy or movement
The MEYK Street Art Kit is available on line (http://www.m-e-y-k.com
) and at Anderson Art Collective (http://www.andersonartcollective.com
). The engaging MEYK website also offers add-ons to the basic kit in their website store. You can even order a re-usable stencil of yourself, your own personal street art portrait.
“It is our belief that through encouragement and guidance and given the necessary tools anyone can create a masterpiece,”
claim the Anderson Brothers who have both had shows in the US and Europe and are members of an established fine art family. In June 2009, Anderson Brothers released their fine art limited edition “Sexy Skull” in collaboration with Sex Wax founder, Mr. Zog (http://www.andersonartcollective.com/andersonbros..html
And earlier this year, with their father, veteran fine artist Ron Anderson (http://www.ronandersonart.com)
, they opened Anderson Art Collective (http://www.andersonartcollective.com)
, a contemporary fine art galley.
A unique aspect of the Anderson Brothers enterprise is their commitment to global support of the arts. According to the website “One of the most important aspects of the MEYK endeavor is furthering the arts in the community and into the future. Our support of non-profits is how we do it. 5% of all sales from the Do It Yourself Street Art Kits will go to selected organizations around the world in support of the arts. Our goals are also oriented towards furthering the arts for youth in school and local arts programs. Basically we’d like to help out the next Picasso or Damien Hurst.”
With the Street Art Kit they also aim to bring kids off the street to make art, encouraging them to express themselves safely on canvas instead of on the street. Half of all sales for the month of October 2009 will go to inner city LA youth art programs and half to youth art programs in Santa Barbara.
e-y-k.com) is the latest offering from The Anderson Brothers who as successful fine artists are creating platforms to enable and enhance the artistic abilities of others through fresh and innovative approaches. The Do It Yourself Street Art Kit as well as their contemporary fine art can be seen on line and at Anderson Art Collective (http://www.andersonartcollective.com)
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About MEYK (http://www.m-
e-y-k.com): It is the latest offering from The Anderson Brothers who as successful fine artists are creating platforms to enable and enhance the artistic abilities of others through fresh and innovative approaches. The Do It Yourself Street Art Kit as well as their contemporary fine art can be seen on line and at Anderson Art Collective (http://www.andersonartcollective.com)