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Fred CiminelliBy Fred Ciminelli
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Fred CiminelliBy Fred Ciminelli
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$182
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Art Beyond The Cloud: Art and Music Intermix, Version 1

Art Beyond The Cloud, Version 1
Art Beyond The Cloud, Version 1

Hi. My name is Freddy, and I’m from Atlanta, GA. Welcome to my Kickstarter project page. I'm a hard working artist that just won't quit and I love creating art! I'm seeking support to exhibit my art locally and nationally. 

Atlanta-Based Artist, Fred Ciminelli, 2018
Atlanta-Based Artist, Fred Ciminelli, 2018

I’ve been creating multimedia art working with digital tools and mixed media for many years to create compelling abstract artwork. I draw inspiration from music, nature, and urban environments. However, music has always been my primary muse, and it's an essential part of my creative process. I love to listen to live music and create electronic music to accompany my art installations. I’m originally from Buffalo, NY but now call Atlanta, GA my home these days. My art studio is in the Inman Park neighborhood of Atlanta, GA.

What brings me to Kickstarter is a burning desire to exhibit my artwork in non-traditional art spaces. I believe in what I'm doing. Please join me in this Kickstarter project. I also want to mention that this is exhibition is the focus of my first Kickstarter project.

This project is an exciting development for me personally and professionally. Let me start by describing my intentions for launching a Kickstarter project using three key questions; Why am I creating a Kickstarter project?, How am I going to do this? What do I want to accomplish through Kickstarter?

Art Beyond The Cloud, Version 3
Art Beyond The Cloud, Version 3

Why am I creating a Kickstarter project?

I’m building a body of artwork that I’m calling “Art Beyond The Cloud: Art and Music Intermix, Version 1.” I want to fund this project through Kickstarter. What I mean by Art Beyond The Cloud, is the actual creative process of bringing art designed and created virtually over the past 5 years, into the real world as mixed-media artwork. Upon completion of the exhibition that I aim to share that art story with my community.

How am I going to do this?

Exhibition Soundscape
Exhibition Soundscape

My plan begins with assembling a body of artwork made of mixed-media artwork and electronic music. Then exhibit the artwork and music at community-based art fairs like the Inman Park Arts Festival in Atlanta, Georgia and industry-based art fairs like the Other Art Fair located in Los Angeles, New York, and Chicago. Please click on the image above to listen to music that will be a part of the exhibition.

Art Beyond The Cloud, Version 4
Art Beyond The Cloud, Version 4

What do I want to accomplish through Kickstarter?

I aim to seek funding to purchase an art fair booth, create new art, and to stock an art fair booth. Then apply to community art shows and industry art fairs held in Los Angeles, Chicago, and New York to exhibit my artwork there.

Art Beyond The Cloud, Version 5
Art Beyond The Cloud, Version 5

In closing I would like to say, I am a Kickstarter backer, and I believe that this process is an essential tool for both established and emerging artists to funding ideas. I want you to help me make this project a reality. Please pledge today!

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Below are images of the rewards that are a part of the Art Beyond the Cloud project. The first image is the basis for the limited-edition print rewards and inspiration for the exhibition t-shirt.

Art above the cloud exhibition limited-edition print series image. Art above the cloud exhibition limited-edition print series image. Reward, Exhibition limited-edition print series image.

Reward #8, Castle Stalker, UK  

Reward #6, Arboreal #1

Reward #7, Moonflower Mini-Print Series #1 (Comprised of 4 individual images).

Reward #9, Gravity Angel: Version #2

Reward #10, Cineaste Version #1

Risks and challenges

First, I would like to mention that this is my first Kickstarter project. However, I am a Kickstarter backer, and I believe that this process is an essential tool for established and emerging artists to utilize to create and fund new works of art.

Some of the challenges I see ahead with this project include but are not limited to designing an artist booth that is both functional and practical in an art fair setting. As a visual artist, I’ve exhibited artwork in a variety of art spaces and curated exhibitions for art fairs, alternative gallery spaces, and online exhibition platforms. I believe this experience will help me with designing an art booth that is both functional and practical for use in art fair settings.

Another challenge I see with this project is managing the variety of project details such as logistics, book-keeping, art production, publicity, and project rewards. My plan to address these potential challenges is to create a team of mentors to speak to and seek advice on specific projects details when needed.

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    Art Beyond the Cloud #1

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    Arboreal #1

    Arboreal #1, Photography printed on Maple wood surface, Black and White digital composite giclee print, (16"x16"x1"), $300.00 USD.

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    Moonflower Mini-Print Series #1, A series of 4 digital photographs printed on canvas and manipulated with acrylic paints, (8"x8"x1"), $400.00 USD for the series of 4 artworks.

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    Castle Stalker, Scotland, UK. Photography
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    Cineaste Version #1: Drumbeat soundscape

    Cineaste Version #1: Drumbeat soundscape for film and video. Black and white digital photography composite on canvas, (30"x40"x1.5"), $2000.00 USD.

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    Commission artwork created by the artist using source material from the client. Original mixed-media artwork created on archival canvas (30"x40"x1.5").

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