Tuesday, April 3, 2012

bARTer Lab in Two Parts: Street Art = Special Places

want to see more art like this?

We're having a conversation about street art at bARTer Lab -- and then we're going to create some!

We hope you'll join us for this two-part event in April and May.

On April 9 at 7:30 PM at Know Theatre, we'll have a discussion with a group of key players -- city officials, police, artists, developers, neighborhood leaders, and more. Everyone is welcome!

We'll answer questions like these:

  • What is street art? Is it temporary and/or permanent? Is it visual and/or performance-based?
  • What is the value of street art? What is good street art?
  • What's legal street art? What's not?
  • Are there laws or rules in Cincinnati about performing on the sidewalk?
  • What kind of street art do we want to encourage?
  • Are there changes in city laws or practice that we can make to have more of the street art we want?
  • What would we need to do to make those changes?
  • How can we highlight the value of street art with an event on May 14?

On May 14, we'll develop a plan to take art to the streets -- at about 7:30 that night, at MOTR on Main.

Full press release after the jump.

Contact:  Jillian Hacker 513-307-0915


Cincinnati, OH -- Pones Inc., in partnership with Know Theatre’s Jackson Street Market, presents bARTer Lab, a monthly program that creates a forum for multiple artistic disciplines to merge and jointly explore creative change in Cincinnati.  April and May’s one night labs will combine to create the first two-part series hosted by the program. Led by arts advocate Margy Waller, these labs feature discussion and creation of street art in Cincinnati.  Both are open and free of charge to everyone. Event details are:

Monday April 9th    7:30pm-9:30pm
Know Theatre Underground 1120 Jackson St. Cincinnati OH

Monday May 14th   7:00pm-9:00pm    
Meet at Know Theatre Underground to create street art together.

In the first lab, Margy Waller will lead a discussion about street art. A number of key players have already agreed to participate, including: UC Police Chief Michael Cureton, local artists such as Pam Kravetz and Higher Level Art, John Fox of 3CDC, Cincinnati Police Department District 1 Rep. Tim Eppstein, City of Cincinnati officials, and neighborhood small business owners. Everyone present will explore and discuss ideas such as:

-What is street art? Is it temporary and/or permanent? Is it visual and/or performance based?
-What is legal street art in Cincinnati?
-Are there changes in city laws or practice that could be made to encourage more of the street art that makes places unique and vibrant?

Additionally, everyone present will help plan a street art creation at the May 14th lab. In the second lab, participants will gather at MOTR on Main to choose and start planning some art in the streets.

Pones Inc. is a collective of ARTISTS AS ACTIVISTS who encourage PARTICIPATORY PERFORMANCE with a focus on CREATING COMMUNITY. Founded in 2008 by Kim Popa and Lindsey Jones, Pones Inc. has collaborated with over 100 artists and 50 art and service organizations. The company creates site-specific performance through a fusion of movement and dance with other art forms. Pones Inc.’s interactive and accessible performances have been seen in over 30 Greater Cincinnati locations, as well as, Indianapolis, and Chicago. Ongoing programs that encourage empowerment, creativity, and connections are available year round for artists, and art groups, schools, and businesses.

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