Thursday, May 19, 2011
We've listed a few noteworthy art events and exhibitions outside of NYC this summer, so when you're fleeing the city, you can do so with suggested direction.
Lehigh Valley Art Wars
Date/Time: May 26th, 2011 starting at 8pm
Location: Mayfair Festival of the Arts at Cedar Beach Park, Allentown, PA
Lehigh Valley Art Wars
was created by Steven Liebensperger
and Zeke Zelker
to give artists an opportunity to create live and make some money in the process. This is a non-profit operation that combines Work of Art
-style challenges and Warhol Vs. Basquiat
cool. The winning artist gets $1,000 and an exhibition. The event will open with a prizefighter style video montage of the competing artists. Which will be awesome.
Searching for Field Character
Date/Time: May 26th-Sep 30th, 2011
Location: MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA
is host to the Buraeu for Open Culture's I Am Searching for Field Character
. Described by the Bureau for Open Culture as "...a series of public conversations, performances, installations, workshops and a beer garden with a slew of artists, writers, designers and thinkers visiting North Adams, MA, over the course of the summer."
The event coincides with MASS MoCA's exhibition, The Workers
, which explores the cultural laborer, from "artists and writers to beekeepers and distillers who collectively contribute to the lifestyle of a region."
Exhibitions at 319A North 11th Street
Date/Time: June! Specific dates below...
Location: 319A North 11th Street, Philadelphia, PA
The building at 319A North 11th is home to multiple galleries worth checking out, so here a just a few of the exhibitions happening in the building during June.
June 3rd-26th: D. Billy & Nathan Manuel, Terry Conrad, Micah Danges, and Andrew Suggs are at Vox Populi
June 3rd-26th: Wallace Whitney of CANADA
is guest curator at Tiger Strikes Asteroid.
June 3rd-July 29th: Artist Eric McDade's exhibition Nobody Digs Your Music But Yourself opens at Marginal Utility
Urban Garden Party
Date/Time: June 17th, 2011 starts at 7pm
Location: Mattress Factory, Pittsburgh, PA
The Urban Garden Party
is themed from Hollywood to Paradise this year, and NYC iPad DJ's AndrewAndrew
are set to bring the music. One must purchase tickets, as this is a fundraiser for the Mattress Factory. If one needs proof of the fun, here
are photos from last year's party.
West Collection Talks
Date/Time: July 20th, 2011 from 4-5pm
Location: SEI Amphitheater, Oaks, PA
The West Collection
marks this event as their 11th on-site 'talk', and they will be bringing artists from the collection to the collection in Oaks, PA to speak on a panel about painting. James Hyde
, Lisa Stefanelli
, and Mixed Greens' Leah Tinari
will be on the panel, and the discussion will be moderated by collection director Lee Stoetzel.