July 23, 2010
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LET ME TELL YOU: an artist-led Northside Pub Crawl + Story Collecting Adventure
Let Me Tell You
8PM - Meet at the Mattress Factory
Join artist Jessica Frelinghuysen (currently featured in the Mattress Factory's Detroit: Artist in Residence exhibition) and writer Steve Hughes (of Stupor Zine) as they lead you around the Northside pubs and encourage lubricated conversation, human interaction, drawing and storytelling. Collect valuable nuggets of information and inspiration that might be just the key for your next project. We'll visit four bars in four hours and sketch, take notes or doodle on napkins along the way. These napkins will become part of a collective work of art that will be on display for the Good Tyme Writers Buffet on March 15th at 7pm. Jessica will be performing her piece "Welcoming Committee" throughout the evening.
$5, Reservations required. Space is limited.
RSVP at felice[at]mattress.org
ARTLab: Board the Solar Express
Field Trip! You'll need to make your reservation for this ARTLab installment as we take our very first field trip as part two of Photovoltaic Solar Energy and Art Series. At 1:00PM, a bus will take us to the Conservation Consultants Inc. Center in the South Side where we will explore the CCI building which is a living laboratory that explores an energy future where people and buildings work in harmony to use energy wisely and produce energy from renewable sources. Alongside CCI educator Indigo Raffel, we will learn about green buildings, resource conservation, energy efficiency, electronic production, and the environmental health damage caused by traditional power plants. We will be back at the museum by 4:00PM. Please e-mail Felice Cleveland, Director of Educator at felice [at] mattress.org for more information and to reserve your spot!
GOOD TYME WRITERS BUFFET
Good Tyme Writers Buffet
A boredom conquering literary smorgasbord, including a neighborhood potluck, featuring Andrew Edmonds' Vinyl Showcase and six writers:
- Sherrie Flick
- Steve Hughes
- Joy Katz
- Lori Jakiela
- Daniel McCloskey
- Dave Newman
The writers will share readings on the subject of neighborhood related to Jessica Frelinghuyesen's current installation at the Mattress Factory, "My City is Your City."
About the Artist: JESSICA FRELINGHUYSEN sculpts objects and events to help negotiate social anxieties and continually seeks to reconcile the separation between the individual and society. When encountering a new place, she will usually spend a long time observing, sketching, talking to people and trying to figure how she fits into a particular environment. She is not afraid of the absurd. In fact, she appreciates the importance of humor as a vehicle.
Frelinhuysen holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Printmaking from the Rhode Island School of Design and a Master of Architecture Degree from Cranbrook Academy of Art in Michigan. Her work is in the current Mattress Factory exhibition Detroit: Artists in Residence. She has been awarded artist residencies at the Headland Center for the Arts in California, Sculpture Space in New York, Anderson Ranch Center for the Arts in Colorado, Vermond Studio Center and the Philadelphia Art Hotel. She has lived in New York, Rome, Minneapolis and currently Hamtramck, Michigan, the subject of her current installation in which she documents interactions, sounds, and experiences of living in this small city nestled within the bosom of Detroit.
Don't miss Jessica in uniform, performing her piece "Welcoming Committee" during the Pub Crawl.
About the Writer: STEVE HUGHES is a writer and publisher of the long running zine Stupor. He is the recipient of a Kresge literary Fellowship. He manages the Public Pool art gallery in Hamtramck, Michigan where he runs his award winning reader's series the Good Tyme Writer's Buffet. He is the author of the 2011 book Stupor: A Treasury of True Stories and his work has appeared in numerous publications, notably Fence, Crimewave USA, MacGuffin, Publik Enema, and Monozine.
Mini-Factory is a FREE interactive learning program designed specifically for children ages 3-6 years old and their parents and/or caregivers that uses contemporary installation art as the basis for enabling parents and educators to explore education ideas.
Young children will explore a variety of themes and installations at the Mattress Factory, participate in story time with our partners form Reading is FUNdamental and the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh - Allegheny and work on a collaborative project in our Mini-Factory. The Mini-Factory is a mobile, adaptable pop-up space that children can help to build and use to explore new ideas and concepts. Young artists will participate in projects that promote making and sharing.
MINI-FACTORY is FREE but you must RSVP to felice[at]mattress.org or at 412.231.3169 because space is limited.
You can sign up for workshops individually. Please let us know if you are unable to attend so we can contact those people on our waiting list. Parents must accompany children and participate in the activities with their child.
This project supported in part by a Spark Award from The Sprout Fund.
ARTLab: Solar Panel Jamboree
Join us for part three of the Photovoltaic Solar Energy and Art Series as we experiment hands-on with real solar panels provided by electrical engineer Mark Barlow, founder of DC to Power which is a company designed to assist clients with the design of solar power systems. Become a solar energy scientist by experimenting with angles and location, and linking solar energy to small electronics. In addition, Conservation Consultants Inc. educator Indigo Raffel will assist visitors in creating their own solar prints.