About Latitude Artist Community

Latitude Artist Community serves all people - with an emphasis on those thought by some to have a disability - by creating meaningful, inclusive community interactions which allow participating artists to contribute culturally and politically to the life of their community.

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Latitude's I.D.eaWorks... supporting contemporary artists

Latitude Artist Community, through our new initiative, I.D.eaWorks, seeks to raise funds for a new project called Astral Duets. Through this project local sound artist Robert Beatty will develop a new composition in conjunction with the artists of Latitude's Studio Program, who are considered by some to have disabilities. Beatty, will conduct workshops with Latitude artists and use the collaboration to inspire a new composition. The new piece of work will be performed in a concert on Friday June 8th that will be open to the community for a suggested donation of $10.
Robert Beatty performs solo electronic music under the name Three Legged Race. He is a long-running member of the bands Hair Police, Burning Star Core, and is a founding member of the Resonant Hole collective. Since 2004 Beatty has maintained a collaborative relationship with artist Takeshi Murata, creating soundtracks for Murata’s videos. Their collaboration has spawned performances by Three Legged Race in Beijing, New York, Pittsburgh, and Chicago. In 2011 Beatty had his first solo exhibition at Institute 193 in Lexington and was a featured artist in the Little/Gaines Artist Series at the University of Kentucky. To see and learn more about Robert Beatty’s work visit www.remainsstreet.com.

"Astral Duets" will result in an exciting community collaboration for Latitude Artist Community, enhancing our regular programming, as well as creating an exciting new piece of work for the entire Lexington community.
All contributions to Astral Duets will go towards payment of the artist, direct staffing costs, and costs for space.