Wednesday, September 03, 2014

PRESS RELEASE 9/2/2014  From: Conrad Bladey
Free-Open to the Public Rsvp
Date: 9/13/2014, Saturday
Time: 6:30 PM
Contact:  Conrad Bladey, or 443-370-4011
Description: Due to significant public interest we have decided to hold a public wake for Handy, a much beloved , iconic, Baltimore Artcar
Handy Car, A.K.A., The Epicentral Shrine to the Helping Hand Vehicular, 1990 Pontiac Grand Am, Artcar died peacefully in its sleep on 8/30/ 2014 of massive terminal electronic failure. Handy Car was a world class, iconic, Baltimore Artcar  which after its birth as an artwork, commissioned for  First Night Annapolis in 1999-2000 went on to win the world’s top Daily Driver Artcar award at Houston’s Orange Show Artcar Weekend in 2005. The car was an Iconic “Baltimore Artcar” created by cartist Conrad Bladey, which delighted countless thousands as it traveled the streets of Baltimore and the region daily. It was a fixture at the Artscape Car Show and appeared in many other parades and events ranging from Houston Texas to Louisville Kentucky, Providence Rhode Island and Newark Delaware. Handy was even on the cover of a CD “Handy” by Big Blow and the Bushwackers. Handy was preceded in death by other famous Bladey artcars: Stickercar 1, Stickercar 2, Mondrian Mobile, Soul Car Magnet Truck and Party Car. Handy is survived by Handy Truck (to which handy donated many of its arms and hands) and its loving family: creator Conrad, his wife Mary and their daughter Margaret.
A celebratory artcar wake for Handy will be held on September 13, Saturday, at the Bladey Art Environment 402 Nancy Ave, Linthicum, Md. 21090 beginning at 6:30 PM. There will be a procession. Drinks, dinner, snacks provided.  The band Big Blow and the Bushwackers will play,
Free RSVP essential to or 443-370-4011 by 9/12.
In lieu of flowers doll hands, and Mannequin hands will be accepted. Cash donations are discouraged. Food and drink donations are welcome.
Interment will be at Crazy Rays junk yard in the following week.
Conrad Bladey 410-789-0930,
For information about Handy: