INVITATION FROM SUSAN BYRNES
Performance artist Susan Byrnes, an artist of social practice, is creating an interactive performance piece, Mending Is Better Than Ending that includes an audio tour of participants' favorite places in Cleveland. If you would like to participate, simply record your responses to her questions and email them to email@example.com. Describe specific places and details about Cleveland that make it important/special to you - details you love that make it feel like home to you - particularly ordinary, everyday things you really like or notice about Cleveland. Your interview will be remixed and edited anonymously.
For more information on how to participate, click here. Recordings must reach Susan by May 1.
As the final performance of the 2013 W2S Performance, Series Susan is inviting Clevelanders of all ages to join her at The Sculpture Center on Saturday, July 27 from 2-6 in the afternoon to help her build an audio "house" and to decorate it with painted words and ideas about Cleveland.
cleveland project: mending is better than ending: cleveland revival
Cleveland Revival responds to the difficulties the city faced during the economic recession, especially with regard to the housing crisis. This project celebrates urban revitalization by collecting and retelling personal stories about people's affection for the place where they live. Visitors to the interactive performance will be invited to participate in a "soundwalk" or neighborhood audio tour accessible by mobile phone, narrated by community members, which help visitors see the neighborhood through the eyes of its inhabitants. The project will include an edited and remixed "audio guide" to aspects of the city and a participatory art event for ALL AGES at The Sculpture Center on Saturday, July 27 from 2-6 pm.
2013 W2S Series
April 26 - June 1, 2013
5:30-8:00 PM Opening
7:00 PM The Artist Talks: Mark Schatz in the Euclid Avenue Gallery
Mark Schatz: UNIVERSE
Euclid Avenue Gallery
Mark Schatz, UNIVERSE (detail), 2013, 96 x 156 x 270 in., found cardboard, found objects, wood, paint, electrical metallic tubing, hardware. Courtesy of the artist.
2013 W2S Performance Series
June 7, 2013
Time est. 8:30 PM
Exhibition on view Wednesday- Thursday June 5-6, 10 AM-4 PM, Friday June 7, 10 AM - 9:30 PM, Saturday June 8, noon - 4 PM and Wednesday June 12, 10 AM-4 PM
Rebecca Cross: LIKE A RIVER
Performance in Sculpture Center parking lot and exhibition in Main Gallery
Rebecca Cross, Crevasse (detail), 2006, nylon tulle and silk organza, 65 x 42 1/2 in. Image courtesy of the artist.
Like a River will incorporate a performance with lighted fabric by Kora Radella and another dancer of Double-Edge Dance and a prerecorded concert of original electronic music composed by experimental, art-music composer Randolph Coleman, Cross's husband. The performance-concert will be accompanied by an exhibition of Cross's fabric based work in the Main Gallery.
Regrettably, The Tragedy of the Commons by Ali Momeni and Robin Meier has been cancelled.
AMANDA WILCOX, CLEVELAND INSTITUTE OF ART SOPHOMORE, WINNER OF THE SCULPTURE CENTER AWARD FOR THE 67th ANNUAL STUDENT INDEPENDENT EXHIBITION
February 15 through March 16, 2013
Amanda Wilcox grew up in Los Angeles, California. She attended the University of Oregon until she realized her ultimate desire was to blow glass. She then studied at the Pilchuck Glass School and at Penland School of Crafts with renowned glass artist Kiara Pelissier. She transferred to the CIA, attracted by the warmth, talent and humility of Brent Key Young (Chairman of the Glass Department) and by Pellissier's positive experiences at the CIA when a student. Travel to India has subsequently also had a significant impact on Wilcox's artistry.
Wilcox's award winning sculpture, Cling, pulled audiences into its orbit as they entered the Reinberger Galleries for the 67th SIE. Hundreds of bundled, glistening glass needles attract the eye like loose diamonds in a treasure chest. Curious concentric bands of heavily textured, electroformed copper hug the ends of these crystal clear, pulled glass rods, a warm contrast to the sharp and severe glass spindles.
Wilcox explains, "Electroforming always surprises me to see what will happen to the piece in the acid bath. Copper literally flies through the bath as it is attracted to itself. To me, this scientific process compares to human attraction, to those who share common traits or interests." In this piece the copper has become an organic form that resembles coral or lichen. As she intends with most of her work, Cling encourages deep introspection and was a meaningful attempt at self-discovery. For Wilcox, the physical contradictions in the glassblowing process evoke an emotional response. The need for extreme heat and a consistent return to a base to re-gather this energy is something she relates to. "I make art that touches on the senses, invites an interaction and builds balance from its surroundings".
- Lydia Dominey
Case Western Reserve University art history student (sophomore) and Sculpture Center work-study student
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Now Available: video footage from the FiveOne Experimental Orchestra's performance during Qian Li's No Matter How Hard I Yell.
Click here to view info about the performance and view the videos.
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