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Visitors will dance with paint on their feet to live music at this pop-up art show! Three Museum School students will show work.
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An earlier group Dance Painting!
An earlier group Dance Painting!

THIS EVENT WILL TAKE PLACE:

NOVEMBER 24. 2012 FROM 3-9PM

86 SOUTH MAIN STREET, NEW HOPE PA 18938

For more details: http://www.facebook.com/events/400488143354686/

We are excited to announce an upcoming pop-up art installation in the historic artist town of New Hope, PA, featuring the work of three artists from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston! 

The show will activate an unused storefront in New Hope for one day, November 24th. Spatola's Pizza is donating their soon-to-be new location at 86 S. Main Street, which will be transformed to hold the Painting Space event. We hope to remind visitor's of the town's history and continued potential as an arts haven, supporting local business and therefore the community. 

Three Museum School students will participate in the show- Dylan Hurwitz, Sam Moberg and Klementina Budnik.

Dylan will show a series of completed Dance Paintings, to give viewers an idea of what they will help to create. The participatory aspect will involve a blank canvas "stage" lined with trays of washable paint, water, and dyes. The artist, along with others, will perform music relevant to the town's history as a live music destination and musical theater hotspot, inviting spectators to create a painting through dipping their feet in color and dancing.

"The Gnome" 2012 An example of a completed Dance Painting based off of Mussorgsky's "Pictures"
"The Gnome" 2012 An example of a completed Dance Painting based off of Mussorgsky's "Pictures"

Klementina's animations will be screened, and musicians are invited to bring their instruments and treat the visuals as a score for their own musical interpretation! The paintings used in her animations will also be shown. Check out her work at www.klementinabudnik.com !

Still from one of Klementina's animations!
Still from one of Klementina's animations!

Sam will be creating mixed paintings on site throughout the event. Guests are asked to leave behind anything they are willing to part with as an addition to the work she will be making. Sam will also exhibit finished works.  

Funding requirements for this event can be broken down into a few categories: transportation of the artwork from Boston (moving truck rental $450), travel costs $200, supplies for installation of the show $100, project materials $350 (paints, canvas, wood/boards, tarp for covering the floors/walls, clean up materials, etc.), event costs $100, and promotion $100 (posters, flyers). 

Klementina looking from the back of the building to the front at 86 S. Main Street, where we will have the event! We are currently planning the installation now.
Klementina looking from the back of the building to the front at 86 S. Main Street, where we will have the event! We are currently planning the installation now.



This show is accessible to a wide audience, encouraging visitors to directly participate in the work's production, while engaging with contemporary painting practice and the history of performance. These works further the investigation of exactly what allows us to label something a painting. 

Risks and challenges

A primary concern in the execution of this project is ensuring that the empty storefront space is left in proper condition upon completion of the event. With experience doing these paintings, however, the artist has developed ways to ensure this- namely by laying tarp down to protect the floor/walls in the painting process.
Additionally, the artist will provide the paint in trays, rather than in squirt bottles or directly on the canvas, so there is a limited amount of paint.
All three artists have experience working in galleries and thus in de-installing shows and cleaning up/repairing walls.
Afterwards, visitors can clean their feet with towels and soap/water, both of which will be provided. The paint is latex and acrylic, so it washes off easily.

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    POSTER FROM SHOW:
    It will feature a still from a live painting event, name, date and the location of the event.

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    A print of the painting created at the show!

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    YOUR OWN DANCE PAINTING- you choose the song(s) and colors used to create the painting!

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