From Cris Winters
This article was written by my friend Matt Burnett, an artist colleague of mine in Saranac Lake, NY. He describes his interest in, purchase of, and activation of an old cigarette vending machine in 2010. He and another artist Todd Smith transformed it into an art vending machine and soon after, with the overwhelming majority of votes from the artists involved, named it the "Smokin" Art Machine." Matt wrote this up at my request after I posted this blog - Cris on Fabric Collage - about making my small fabric collages to include in the art machine last summer. There was such an enthusiastic response about the machine that I thought you might like this story from the "horse's mouth" (sorry, Matt :-).
|A happy art patron|
|"How many quarters does my dad have on him......?"|