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Welcome to the Steve Einhorn Art room at Quality Folk, filled with illustrations with musical instrument influences, diverse ukes-without-borders, instruments of ukalalien and classic origins and a life on bicycle wheels.

Steve Einhorn's lifelong artistry is eclectic. His fascination with musical instruments and bicycles started with his first guitar. The rest followed suit in all their beautiful curves and colors and whimsical incarnations of the folk orchestra. Frogs playing ukuleles? Why not! See pedal power strut its organic nature as Steve combines bike, mind, music and body parts into his unique drawings.

Steve Einhorn worked with some great artists who mentored him in the sixties and seventies.. The painter, Benny Andrews at the New School in NYC; and at Carnegie Mellon University, sculptor Chuck Waldek, painter, Walter Groer and Bernie Sachs,…

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  • Born on March 12
  • Joined October 13, 2008

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Pen and Ink, sumi brushes, found objects, wine boxes and tin cans, musical instrument parts, farm equipment, random found objects

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About

Welcome to the Steve Einhorn Art room at Quality Folk, filled with illustrations with musical instrument influences, diverse ukes-without-borders, instruments of ukalalien and classic origins and a life on bicycle wheels.

Steve Einhorn's lifelong artistry is eclectic. His fascination with musical instruments and bicycles started with his first guitar. The rest followed suit in all their beautiful curves and colors and whimsical incarnations of the folk orchestra. Frogs playing ukuleles? Why not! See pedal power strut its organic nature as Steve combines bike, mind, music and body parts into his unique drawings.

Steve Einhorn worked with some great artists who mentored him in the sixties and seventies.. The painter, Benny Andrews at the New School in NYC; and at Carnegie Mellon University, sculptor Chuck Waldek, painter, Walter Groer and Bernie Sachs, illustration and drawing master fostered Steve's irrepressible relationship with art. Be it pen, paper, brush, or just about anything finding its way into his hands - it won't be left long on the knolling table before it becomes part of an expressive - and often playable - piece. Between originating art for ukulele tops, ads, books or tattoos ,Steve Einhorn creations are always original.

Steve owned and operated Artichoke Music in Portland, Oregon (1971-2007) and during that time, saved parts and pieces of “trashed” instruments. The alchemy of these random pieces grew into playable music sculptures...an anchovy can ukulele, an upright bass made from an old guitar and a wine crate and weedwacker strings...and transformed from parts into an original whole and a new state of being at play.

Steve Einhorn's scultpures were featured at the inaugural exhibit of the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art (2013) and his Pontiac Hubcap Guitar is currently part of the Landfill Art permanent collection on exhibit at the Shenandoah Valley Museum of Folk Art and the traveling show (2014-2015).

Custom art and licensing is available by contacting QualityFolk by convo or email to folks [!at] qualityfolk.com. For more information, music & art by Steve Einhorn, please visit www.qualityfolk.com.

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