Thursday, November 23, 2017

A tram transformed into art

On August 14, artist Alex Ryzhkov will help Yekaterinburg citizens to transform a tramcar into art on wheels.

Ryzhkov will take urban library readers and art school students on a journey during the day-long adventure in an effort to create a portrait of Yekaterinburg. The moving tram cabin will be transformed with a day full of traveler sketches, Oblgazeta.ru reports.

The artist, who is also the head of the project, will teach kids about drawing while they familiarize themselves with the sights and sounds of the city. Literary games and contests will also take place. By the end of the day, the tram will be completely covered in art.

The artwork on the tramcar is part of an event Ryzhkov is hosting for his new book, entitled "Painted City," according to Oblgazeta.ru.

On August 16, Ryzhkov will host a meet and greet and a book signing at the city's library information center.