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MEYK Is First Do It Yourself Street Art Kit
MEYK created by brothers and accomplished fine artists Benjamin and Sean Anderson is an all-inclusive Do It Yourself Street Art Kit now available on line.
By: Leigh-Anne Anderson
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.”
The MEYK Street Art Kit is available on line (http://www.m-
“It is our belief that through encouragement and guidance and given the necessary tools anyone can create a masterpiece,”
And earlier this year, with their father, veteran fine artist Ron Anderson (http://www.ronandersonart.com)
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.
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About MEYK (http://www.m-