In Exhibitions, News, Performances, Urban Culture Project

Cumulus,  opening at Paragraph, 23 East 12th, on January 15, 6-10pm, is a multi-media, multi-disciplinary exhibition featuring select projects developed by current Urban Culture Project Studio Residents. UCP’s Studio Residency Program for Visual and Performing Artists currently provides free studios for more than 30 artists and groups, who occupy studios in three facilities: Bonfils (125 East 12th Street), pARTnership Place (906 Grand, 13th floor) and City Center Square (1100 Main Street, 5th floor).

The exhibition’s call for proposals encouraged studio residents to “consider collaboration or interactivity in the making and /or presentation of the work,”  resulting in a dynamic group of proposals whose structures are inherently generous – offering room for audience participation, inviting the response of peers, and directly giving “gifts” to visitors of the exhibition. Sepecial vents on January 15 include: The Four Seasons, an interactive performance piece, 7:30-8pm, by Timothy Amundson, Jane Gotch, and Erica Mahinay that will engage and react to the gallery space; Luke Rocha’s Project Porta-Sound, which will employ analog audio/visual formats of the past to create a multi-media experience; the debut of Maura Michelle Garcia’s and Lisa Marie Evans’ video of a multi-media dance performance entitled The Little People, which addresses the reclaiming of a conscious Native identity through exploring the character and personality of the ancient Cherokee fairies; the debut of Kurt Flecksing’s Smores Vending Cart on the sidewalk outside the gallery, and a performance of new compositions by the Black House Improvisors’ Collective at 9pm. Read full press release.

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