Sunday, April 25, 2010

Art Lab!

I will be speaking on Tuesday May 4th. exciting! @ Urban Studios on the northside.
Really- I will not be speaking but two participants from the initiatives I have been creating and facilitating will be speaking about what it is I've been leading. Yeyo Arts Collective will talk about our new space and all we have to offer at GYA, our new location @ 2700 Locust and the recently finished iTAG that I hosted at my studio. Mike Mansini will give a brief about his experience participating in the session and show his collaborative work. Come out! Info below:

In its second year, the Chautauqua Art Lab is an annual week long grassroots city-wide arts festival, free university and artist parade. Connecting 30+ innovative makers, thinkers and doers from throughout St Louis and the US.
Chautauqua Contact: Emily Hemeyer
Saturday May 1st People’s Joy Parade Make DayLocation:C.A.M.P. at the Finder's HiveAddress: 3022A Cherokee Street Time: 1-4pm
Tweak your get-up or make a funny hat or mask with help from some great local artists! In preparation for People’s Joy Parade.All ages welcome. Free event.Donations are welcome.
Sunday May 2nd1. Cherokee Street WalkaboutLocation: Leaving from the Mud HouseAddress: 2101 Cherokee StreetTime: 3-5pm. Light snacks at 2pm
On this historic tour we’ll explore Cherokee’s artist-run spaces, quirky shops, community programs while greeting a menagerie of characters throughout our journey.
2. Celia’s Footbeat Choir Rehearsal Location: C.A.M.P.Address: 3022A Cherokee StreetTime: 5- 6pm
Join up with the most rockin choir in St Louis.All ages welcome to sing and dance with Celia in the upcoming People’s Joy Parade.
Monday May 3rdElectromechanical Bliss SideshowLocation: Floating Laboratories & Arcadia StudiosAddress: 4528 Ohio, Studio R Time: 7- 11pmEvening of visual, audio and guttural performances and installation. Sideshow goers are invited to explore and interact with constructed environments throughout.
A. St Louis based artists: Larva (sound), Mike Stasny (performance), Kevin Harris (video), Ghosts I Have Been (sound), Cindy Tower (installation), Robert Long (sculpture), Keith Buckholz (Fluxus St Louis) & Mike Pagano (installation).
B. Fluxus Legends: Crank Sturgeon & Matt Taggart
C. Of Chicago: Tiger Hatchery & Lechuguillas
*suggested $5-10 donation for touring artists
Tuesday May 4th Community Arts Panel & Open LaptopLocation: Urban StudiosAddress: 2815 North 14th Street Time: 6-10pmImaginative community projects and programs presented by the folks who make them happen. Additional projects welcome. Just bring what you got for the Open Laptop.
Facilitated by Emily Hemeyer (SPORE Projects)
Guests: Ann Huebrich (CAT program), Emily Task (Brown School of Social Work), Stan Chisholm (Money Bags Project), Claire Wollf (Urban Studios), Nita Turnage& Hap Phillips (Artica), Irene Compadre (CAMP & Cherokee REaLGarden),Dail Chambers (Yeyo Arts), Kara Clark Holland (Public Spaces Picnic Project) & Brea McAnally (Moss Painting Project & Luminary Center)
Wednesday May 5th Media, Urbanism & The Built EnvironmentLocation: Open LotAddress: 1310 S 18th Street (Lafayette Sq) Time: 7-10pmA lively roundtable conversation about the opportunities and complexities of online media pertaining to urbanism, architecture, preservation and politics in St. Louis.
Facilitated by Jordan Hicks (Open Lot)
Guests: Michael Allen (Ecology of Absence), Antonio French (Pub Def), Toby Weiss (BELT), Alex Ihnen (Urban STL) & Rick Bonasch (STL Rising)
Thursday May 6th{{Programming Break}}Pecha Kucha NightLocation: Mad Art GalleryAddress: 2727 S. 12th Street Time: 7-10pm
Held internationally, Pecha Kucha night is a monthly program featuring local artists, entrepreneurs, designers and other people with bold or crazy ideas, who will show them off on 20 slides each.
Friday May 7th Old Tyme Hoedown, Revival & Picnic Location: Mrs. MacCormick's YardAddress: 2917 TexasTime: 7-12pmA community picnic with eclectic performances, auspicious installations & all-around revelry.
Hosted by: Charles & Chalot Douglas-Book
Event will be photographed for artist Kara Clark Holland’s Picnic Project.
A. Local performers: Bangggerang (new skool jamboree), Kungfu Chicken(noise soul), Audry Simes (improv), Firedog (love-o-rama) & more TBA
B. Hearding Cats Collective Founders:Rich O Donnell, Anna Lum & Ryan Harris Create rich instrumental expression and haunting soundscapes. C. Mikal Shapiro, spirited singer/songwriter from KC
D. Chris Marshall, Chicago based experimental fiddler/violinist and great-grandson of original Chautauqua magician Al Baker.
*Feel free to bring yummy edibles, spirits, fantastical costumes, & instruments for merry making.
Saturday May 8th1. Cherokee Street People’s Joy Parade !!! Location: Cinco de Mayo on Cherokee StreetAddress: Black Forest Parking lotTime: Meet at noon. Parade starts at 1:11pm
The People’s Joy Parade is a grassroots menagerie of crepe paper float makers, home made costume fashionistas, b-boys/girls, midnight minstrels, Gigante puppeteers, art cars, bike brigades, moving installation artists, Elvis impersonators, cardboard bricoleurs, rainbow dancers, knights of St. Louis, drag queens, beat making marching bands, Mexican wrestlers, robot makers, Virgin of Guadalupes & lost members of the Missouri tribe.
All are welcome to participate! Contact: Sarah Paulsen- or Lyndsey Scott
2. Cinco de Mayo CelebrationLocation: Cherokee StreetAddress: between Nebraska & IowaTime: 11am - 9:30pm
A lively neighborhood celebration and street festival featuring diverse live musical performances, dedicated artists, delicious authentic food and drinks, a multitude of exhibitors, St Louis’s only artist parade & otherworldly street entertainers.
3. Parties After the PartyAVD+EVAD Art & DesignAddress: 2834 CherokeeTime: starts at 8pm
Hosted by Amy VanDonsel & David Burnett Featuring Djs: Thomas Crone, Grace Woodard, Mark Siebels, Jamie Toon, Shawn Gaston, & Daniel Shown
SLANG & BURN FINE ARTAddress: 2649 Cherokee (above JJ's fashions)Time: starts at 9pm“Works from the Permanent Collection”Curated by Cole Root

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