“Tela” meaning “canvas” in Italian and “cloth” in Spanish, the TELAporter will bring our studio out to the streets. With a retractable easel and mixing table, the van will be able to unfold into a fully functioning workshop in minutes.
To create a vehicle that can bring workshops of all kinds directly to neighborhoods. This van will be a spectacle, a curiosity, and a beacon to passers by to join in conversations and activities.
WE NEED A NEW FORMAT
Covid 19 Restrictions
No meetings of 10 or more
No meetings indoors
No large community paint days
People are staying home more
Setting up tables and paints on site is cumbersome and time consuming.
Getting a good paint surface is challenging.
People aren’t particularly drawn to a regular pop up tent.
Traveling with all of these materials is challenging in our minivans.
Screen printing workshops
Presentation of plans
Small movie nights
So much more….
Onsite workspace during all of our outdoor murals
Secure and weatherproof tool and paint storage
Efficient tear down and set up of job sites
Can carry more ladders and our big scaffold
Will help us travel for work more easily
Increase visibility of our work and our mission
Help us make the TELAporter a reality!
South Omaha Neighborhood Alliance
Nebraska Arts Council
Southside Redevelopment Corporation
Mexican American Historical Society of the Midlands