SPECIAL EVENTS Thursday, April 16, 5-8pm Art Walk in the Age of Social Distancing INVITATION
Alfred Art Walk is shifting gears! The galleries are closed but we don't have to be. Turn Alfred's front windows and walkways into a gallery! We invite the community to keep the Art Walk going with two projects. All of Alfred is invited to be both artist and viewer. Brighten up your home, then walk around the village--practicing social distancing--to see the works of art your neighbors created.
Participate in one or both projects!
Chalk Drawing: Make a chalk drawing on your driveway or the sidewalk in front of your house. We hope for drawings from all ages! The only qualification needed is to be able to get down to the ground to chalk and then be able to stand up again! Two weeks to garner chalk, make a plan and DRAW! Then a day (or more) to walk and enjoy the sidewalk art. (Snow/Rain date April 18.)
Window Wishes: Use what you have at hand to create some art! Then hang well wishes in the form of paintings, drawings, sculptures or origami (a symbol of hope and healing in challenging times) in your front windows. Send messages to your neighbors. Line our empty streets with Alfred's famous creativity
Register your home or business art project to be included on the Art Walk interactive map. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and address by April 12 for inclusion !
55 N Main Street: Porch between Cohen Gallery and Cohen Barn Randall Chair Kira O'Reilly will make create a performance work for its duration 5 - 8 pm that anyone is welcome to view at any stage of the three hours, there is no beginning, middle or end.
She will make a series of sculptural actions around the outside premises of the Cohen Gallery and Studios using her body, the outside architecture and some materials and objects. These actions, slow, tender and unknowing will feel into the uncertain texture of the moment of encounters of distance and proximity.
With thanks to the Cohen Center for the Arts & Cohen Gallery and to the Division of Sculpture/Dimensional Studies of the School of Art and Design, Alfred University.