6 Degrees of Separation Art Party March 1st

March is Arts Month!  Celebrate with the Sioux Falls Arts Council

6 Degrees of Separation Arts Celebration and Party!
Fundraiser for the Sioux Falls Arts Council
March 1st, 7:00 – 11:00 p.m.
Museum of Visual Materials
500 N. Main Avenue
Admission–$20 per person

Many years ago, the Sioux Empire Arts Council, whose mission is to promote the arts, placed an additional emphasis on celebrating the arts in March of every year.  The local “March is Arts Month” was coordinated in conjunction with the corresponding national movement organized by the National Endowment for the Arts.  Over time, the NEA’s movement changed and since 1993, the national non-profit organization Americans for the Arts has celebrated October as “National Arts and Humanities Month.”  The Sioux Falls Arts Council, however, has continued to celebrate March is Arts Month locally and will do so again in 2013.

The second annual 6 Degrees of Separation Arts Celebration and Party is intended to show the interconnections of the six divisions of fine arts: visual arts, music, theater, dance, literature, and film.  Every one of us is exposed and connected to at least one of the fine arts every single day.  We are surrounded by art, at home, at work, in the car–everywhere.

The theme for the art party is “See Yourself in the Arts.”  Large frames will be hung through out the Museum of Visual Materials and guests can frame themselves in a photo, take photos of each other, of the bands, of the working artists, or anything else.  “See Yourself in the Arts” hopefully helps people realize that the arts aren’t just interconnected to each other, but to everyone else as well.  We aren’t just observers of the arts, we are truly a part of the arts.

Agenda for the evening, all times are approximate:

Doors open at 6:30

7:00 – 11:00 p.m.  Visual artists Nancyjane Huehl, Chad Nelson, Jerry Fogg, and Chris Francis will be working together to paint four new works of art.  They will each begin one piece and then they will all contribute to each other’s piece.

7:15 – 7:30 Poetry readings, coordinated by Marcella Remund

7:30 – 8:15 p.m. Music by the Hegg Brothers, Jeremy and Jon Hegg

8:15 – 8:30 p.m. Poetry readings

8:30 – 8:50 p.m. Art fashion show, coordinated by Jessica Elofson, musical accompaniment provided by Brian Masek

Fashion show models and artists; each artist is working with one model:
Model: Angel Leedy/Artist: Asher Srednas
Model: Kim Rockman/Artist: Sarah Goette
Model: Elle Lang/Artist: Derek Meier
Model: Angela Tewalt/Artist: Kevin Bierbaum
Model: Catie Menke/Artist: Alexandra Hurney

8:30 – 9:15 p.m. Music by Brian Masek

9:15 – 9:30 Oral Interpretation/Readers Theater

9:30 – 10:15 p.m. Music by Thomas Hentges, the Burlap Wolf King

10:15 – 10:30 p.m. Oral Interpretation/Readers Theater

10:30 – 11:00 p.m. Huehl, Fogg, Nelson, and Francis finish work and prepare for drawing

11:00 p.m. Drawing for door prizes, which are the four new works of art created during the evening by Nancyjane Huehl, Chad Nelson, Jerry Fogg, and Chris Francis.  Estimated value of each painting is $500.  Must be present to win.  The $20 entry donation includes one ticket for the drawing.  Additional door prize tickets can be purchased for $10 each.

Other arts activities occurring during the evening:

Artists Nancyjane Huehl, Chad Nelson, Jerry Fogg, and Chris Francis will have finished work displayed on the walls of the Museum of Visual Materials.  The art on display is also for sale, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the Sioux Falls Arts Council.

Artist Kayla Hathaway will be doing beading demonstrations

Artist Glenn Krupka will be doing charcoal portrait drawing

The new SFAC video will be available for viewing

A large blank sheet of paper will be available for progressive story writing.  One person contributes one sentence at a time to the story.  Keep it going all night!

Complimentary hors d’oeuvres catered by K Restaurant
Complimentary wine provided by Cask & Cork
Complimentary beer provided by Sid’s Crown Liquor

Cash bar is available all night

The 6 Degrees of Separation Art Party highlights art and artists from the community.  Watch local artists work, meet fellow artists and arts supporters, listen to some great music, learn how we are all connected through the arts, and help support the Sioux Falls Arts Council during March is Arts Month.

Tickets are available at the door on March 1st and available for purchase online:
Go to www.artssiouxfalls.org/help/.
Click the gold colored “DONATE” button.
In the “Purpose” field, write “Art Party.”
Enter the amount you wish to pay, $20 per person.
Your numbered ticket with a chance to win the door prize will be waiting for you at the door when you arrive on March 1.

Click here to download the poster.
Art Party Program 2013 for the evening.
Join the Facebook event page here.

THANK YOU!!! Many generous sponsors and donors have given their time, talent, material, and money to make this event happen. Please support our generous sponsors and donors because they support the Sioux Falls Arts Council!

Cask & Cork
Cliff Hangers Gallery
Egger Steel
Empire Productions
Jamie Smith of the Gohl Team at Hegg Realtor’s, Inc.
K Restaurant
Museum of Visual Materials
The Outdoor Campus
Sid’s Crown Liquor
Sioux Falls Convention and Visitors Bureau
Rehfeld’s Art & Framing
Reistroffer Design
Vern Eide Motorcars
Wells Fargo

For more information, please call 605.271.6696, or email info@artsSiouxFalls.org.

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