Latitude Artist Community's
WORKS IN PROGRESS
a series of free events designed to introduce you to Latitude's new home, to update you on the progress of Latitude's artist's, to engage you in provocative workshops and demonstration classes and to entertain you with free performances, lectures, readings, art exhibits and more.
February 16th (Thur) and 17th (Fri) 2012
Latitude Artist Community
948 Manchester Street, Lexington KY
more info: Bruce Burris, Crystal Bader
(859) 806-0195, Latitudearts@yahoo.com, http://latitudeart.blogspot.com/ visit Latitude on facebook
Schedule of Events:
Thursday, February 16th, 1-3pm
The Body Project (at Latitude)
This is a free workshop facilitated by Louisville based performance artist Lauren Argo. We are limited to 20 participants. Please call or email Bruce or Crystal (above) to reserve a space.
About The Body Project
This is a concept based workshop with performance artist Lauren Argo that explores creative expression, imagination and how we feel and relate to the "inside and outside" of our bodies. participants will create a sense of ensemble by interacting together through stretching, movement and games which explore the personal and collective physical freedoms and limitations of the group. Body maps will be created individually as an exploratory exercise and will later be used as a backdrop for a performance.
Thursday, February 16th, 5-9pm
reviving/revisiting the performance art of ELandF projects
at Institute 193, 193 North Limestone St., Lexington, KY
ELandF projects is a program of Latitude Artist Community
-----Friday, February 17th 9am- 3pm
Latitude Artist Community - Open House
Ever wonder what a typical day at Latitude's studio is like? Well, this is your chance to find out. Drop on by for a tour of our new space, have a cup of coffee, view artwork and chat with studio mentors. We especially recommend this to those who may be thinking of attending Latitude in the future.
-----Friday, February 17th 5pm- 10pm (During LexArts Gallery Hop)
WORKS IN PROGRESS (at Latitude)
Art Exhibits featuring various Latitude artists
*a solo art exhibit featuring the work of Albert Moser
*a solo art exhibit featuring the work of graffiti/stencil artist ROMI*lectures by Phillip Jones and Chase Martin of Institute 193 on Latitude artists Jessie Dunahoo, Paul McGurl, Tony Dunn and Beverly Baker
*a reading featuring the work of Meg Pike
*a recognition and remembrance of Latitude artist Bobby Gibilisco
*and at Mecca (A Live Studio) our new neighbor, you can sample demonstration classes throughout the evening.
*a cash bar courtesy of The Barrel House
9pm (at Mecca) performanceand recognition/remembrance of Bobby Gibilisco
Join performance artist Lauren Argo as she premiers her new work the Body project. This new work was created in collaboration with Latitude Artist Community. Lauren will also present two short multi-media performances, will i be pretty? and how to be pretty.
About Lauren: Lauren Argo is a Kentucky native is a Gaines Fellow and UK Alumnus with a Bachelor of Arts in Theater. She is an installation and performance artist as well as an actor, director and playwright. Lauren gained national recognition for her public performance piece, Life As Art: 21 Days In 21C where she lived in an 8x5 storefront window for 21 days with a web cam to explore the ideas of public and private, reality and presentation and observer and performer.
-----Miss Argo recently collaborated in writing and starring in The Triangle Project (Looking For Lillith Theatre Company, Louisville, KY) with a New York Tour for the 100th Centennial of the Triangle Factory Fire. Lauren is recognized for her themes of feminine beauty, reality vs. fantasy, memory, and southern culture and heritage.
Thank you to all who have contributed to WORKS IN PROGRESS.
In particular we wish to acknowledge the generous gift made by Bobby Gibilisco's family which was used to support the efforts of Lauren Argo. We feel that Bobby would have enjoyed her workshop and performance.
Also special thanks to Teresa Tomb of Mecca (A Live Studio) and to Phillip Jones and Chase Martin of Institute 193.