Thursday, August 27, 2009

Check it out: Art Battles on August 27th

ArtBattles artists compete at (Le) Poisson Rouge on August 27th
for a two-month studio residency
culminating in a solo show at Under Minerva Gallery

EVENT: ArtBattles Artists compete for a solo gallery show
DATE: Thursday, August 27th, 2009
TIME: 10:30 PM Door/ 11:00 PM Start
LOCATION: (Le) Poisson Rouge | 158 Bleecker Street
(btwn Sullivan and Thompson)
PRICE: $10 Advanced/ $12 Door

Join us as Ben Angotti, Leif McIlwaine, Kevin Ragnott and Lexi Bella paint live with the hopes of winning a solo show at Under Minerva Gallery. The 4 talented artists will have 3 hours to paint while top DJs spin allowing the crowd to connect to the art, the artists and the music at this exciting art party. In the end, the crowd will vote for their favorite artist both determining the winner and helping launch the career of one of these promising artists.

Doors open at 10:30 PM on Thursday, August 27th at (Le) Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker Street NYC.

ArtBattles, at the forefront of New York City's live art movement, has been helping artists connect to the public. Like jazz musicians, these painters grab their instruments and attempt to entertain and inspire the world around them. The live audience enhances and energizes the work of the artist while the crowd feels a personal connection to the piece. The artists in this battle were selected based on their noteworthy style, personality and influence on NYC’s Live Art scene.

Prize Description: Under Minerva is offering 2 months of studio space in their Artists Den, a 24-hour shared studio space beneath the gallery. After the close of this residency, the battle winner will receive a one-week solo exhibition in the gallery that includes an opening reception party.

Under Minerva Gallery, in Greenwood Heights, just south of Park Slope, pays homage to their neighborhood’s goddess, Minerva. The Minerva Statue stands at the highest point of Brooklyn, and commemorates the Battle of Long Island where the American Revolution began. UM’s guest curators host a regular rotation of exhibitions featuring emerging and mid career artists. The gallery offers quality programs for the community to engage in a multitude of perspectives and creative experiences. Contact: Executive Director, Chris Achong; Art Director, Tony Orrico; Administrative Director, Yeni Mata | 656 5th Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11215 | Between 19th and 20th Streets | (718)788-0170

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