Video: The “Art” of the Move, Penske features Truck Drawing project on blog

The Truck Drawing Chicago to Philadelphia (round trip) project received all kinds of great traffic and reviews, thank you everyone who wrote, blogged, photographed, Tweeted, and liked the project!

Just yesterday, we heard from our friends at Penske Truck Leasing in Reading, PA, letting us know that the story package on the Penske blog (http://blog.gopenske.com/) was live. Visit http://blog.gopenske.com/news/the-art-of-the-move/ to watch the video and read the story.

In addition to conducting a great interview with Dave, the video mentions or highlights everyone who made this truck drawing a success; Packer Shopf Gallery, 8th Annual Guerrilla Truck Show and the East Passyunk Avenue Second Saturday event.

This was the first time Penske sponsored a truck drawing and the partnership was a great one. In addition to supporting the project financially (covering the rental for a week), the Penske marketing and communications team were fantastic to work with and provided the ideal venue to share the unique nature of this project – the corporate headquarters parking lot.

Be sure to let Penske know you like that they support artistic endeavors like this one and fan them on Facebook or Tweet this story. More love for the arts!

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About Dave Ford

An avid collector of handwritten grocery lists, Dave Ford graduated from Grand Valley State University with a BFA in 1993. Afterward, in typical American folklore fashion, Mr. Ford moved to the art dormitory of the eastern U.S., also known as Williamsburg, Brooklyn. There he continued making art, participated in group shows and began creating his “Truck Drawings.” The drawings, which document the truck’s movement with dozens of pencils, proved to be fruitful and were featured in the sixth edition of Dave Eggers', McSweeneys in 2000. This attention generated several commissioned drawings and with the artist’s subsequent move to El Paso, Texas, long distant drawings to Connecticut and San Francisco became logistically possible. The opportunity to do a live drawing from the El Paso-Juarez Border to Grand Rapids for the Artprize event has re-invigorated the truck idea. Dave Ford is currently living in Evanston, Illinois, where he is working on a Swing Set Drum Kit piece.
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