The Streets Speak: Lollipauperz

Derek Shumate sent us a description of the Lollipauperz collective last? November.? His words are in italics below.

Ok, so this is in no way a definitive recap about the Lollipauperz activities, but here goes… We’re just an art collective that was established about a year and a half ago. We started off having art parties all the time and would invite all our friends over to chill and create visual art on found pieces of wood which all ended up on the streets of Houston, Galveston, Austin & NYC. ? We ended up doing about 150 to 200 pieces before moving on to other things.

Something else that has been in the works are a bunch of jam sessions. There’s been a lot of musicians and non-musicians getting down at the Lollipauperz house. A fellow member has been recording all these sessions onto tapes and is currently editing all the stuff to make a single great tape. I hope this gets done because it would be a great CD to pass around to people. It’s totally organic and lo-fi. Sounds awesome.

Hmmm what else have we done… hair mail, book swaps, public collaging, street poetry, etc…

As a group, we’ve sort of been on hiatus due to a number of personal conflicts. We decided to stop creating and start finishing up old projects on an individual basis and start promoting it all. Hopefully one day we’ll all get back together and start the creation process but as for now we’re taking some time off and have nothing planned outside of what I mentioned above. What we experienced this past year was so intense. Regardless of what’s happening in our lives it’s probably best to take a break anyway so we don’t burn out.

But fear not! We will be out and about with our works. The spirit still lives on and we’re still friends.

When: February 12, 2007

Where: Houston

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