Monday, October 4, 2010

SUNDAY! Everybody is Friends Here opens at Tinges Commons


Tinges Commons announces the opening of "Everybody is Friends Here", a happening and public art show by painter Laura Hudson.

Everbody Is Friends Here
October 10-31, 2010
Tinges Commons

Opening reception and floral meet and greet
October 10th, 4:00 - 6:00pm

Rain date: October 17th, 4:00 - 6:00pm

October 3, 2010 - Tinges Commons presents Laura Hudson's Everybody is Friends Here, an integration of social happening, participatory paintings and responsive representations consisting of video stills and painting. The social gathering is a meet and greet where fake flowers and special nametags will facilitate flirtatious and awkward interactions. Following the event, the Tinges Commons kiosk will serve as a canvas for Hudson's iconic painting and printed selection of video stills. Based on the kiosk images, the artist will create a final studio painting that will later become a thank-you print distributed to all participants involved. Meanwhile, a series of three "face cutout" paintings installed on the site invite passersby to become different characters. The cutout panels tell a simple story about two creatures meeting and ends with an intimate embrace. As the story progresses, the characters become closer and closer, and in the final panel the cutouts become one - inviting participants to kiss. Through the social happening, painted representation, print exchange, and participatory cutouts, Everybody is Friends Here is an integration of intimate interaction and representation thereof.

Tinges Commons at Mirkwood Estates is a community garden and collaborative public art space located on the southeast corner of 33rd and Frisby Streets in Waverly. The site of organic interaction is sponsored by the Better Waverly Community Organization, the Greater Homewood Community Corporation, Parks and People, John Hopkins University and Charm City Cakes.

Graham Coreil-Allen

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