2012 Matches

2012 Matches:
Elyse Leyenberger (Photography '12) : Andrei Jackamets (BFA Photography '83)

Ryan Berardi (Sculpture '14) : Anthony Visco (BFA Sculpture '70)
Kaylyn Gray (Multimedia '13) & Michael Knaub (Multimedia '13) : Michele Kishita (BFA Painting '97, MFA Painting '10)
Diane Meck (Dance '13) : Geoffrey Kershner (BFA Acting '00)
Kennedy Dickerson (Photography '14) & Michael G Malloy (Photography '12) : Nancy Eichenbaum (BFA Photography '87)
Megan Beck (Illustration '13) & Lydia Guadagnoli (Illustration '14) : Veronica Cianfrano (MFA Painting '11)

Monday, July 30, 2012

Laughing in the Phace of...

Veronica and her group CHER have a new show coming up August 2nd titled Laughing in the Face of… But it should really be called How to Promote Yourself and Succeed, because this exhibition exists as a result of CHER’s ability to take opportunities as they come.

The exhibition is being held at PHILAMOCA, and was obtained through Veronica’s impressive bargaining skills. In exchange for an exhibition space we agreed to give the walls of PHILAMOCA a much needed paint job. Veronica, Jessie, Lydia and I spent an entire day sanding off years of hipster dirt, and beer saturated stains, and then painted the walls a professional looking art gallery white. Our team of four cleaned out the depths of floor moldings and reached the near ceiling in order to rid the room of the cigarette ring which once circled its horizon. Yeah reach rollers!

Another great trick to self-promotion is beer. Alcohol is a great way to get people to come to an art event so getting sponsored by a beer company is a great way to bring in guests for free. Laughing in the Face of… is sponsored by Narragarsett.

And of course people need to know about the beer (and art), and one of the cheapest ways to do that is through flyers. Using the Fedex copier and printing machines we soon had an assembly of paper notes that could fill up an entire Vegan-Cash-Only-Coffee-Shop. We canvassed the city, handing out flyers, hanging them up on bulletins and telephone poles, and keeping hydrated in the 100 degree weather.

Whew, can’t wait until August 2nd, we also agreed to paint the walls again after the even so August 3rd should be really fun too. 

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