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On Friday October 15, Urban Culture Project hosts Open Studios at its three UCP Studio Residency Program facilities, which are currently providing free studios to 32 visual and performing artists and groups.  This fall UCP is taking Open Studios to a new level, with MORE studio spaces, MORE artists, MORE activities including live performances, and GUIDED TOURS leaving from Paragraph gallery, 23 East 12th Street, at 6:30 and 8pm.  Maps of the studios will be available at Paragraph, sign boards will be placed at each studio building, and hosts at each location will guide visitors up to the studios.

PARTNERSHIP PLACE, 906 GRAND, 13TH FLOOR –  featuring Visual Artists Erika Lynn Hansen, Cory Imig, Paul Smith, Nicholas Naughton, David Carlisle, Julie Malen and Luke Rocha.

NEW STUDIOS AT TOWN PAVILION, 1100 WALNUT, 6TH FLOOR – featuring Visual Artists Brandon Barr, Diane Burchett, Erin Hinz, Katherine O’Hara, David Rhoads, Phil Shafer, Russell Shoemaker, and Jeff Tackett.

CITY CENTER SQUARE, 1100 MAIN, 5TH FLOOR – featuring  Performing Artists Susan Rieger (940 Dance Company), Leralee Whittle,  Jane Gotch, Maura Michelle Garcia, and Black House Improvisors’ Collective; and Visual Artists Terry Campbell, John Carroll Davis, Christina Dostaler, Abbe Findley, John Hilger,  Misha Kligman, Carmen Moreno, Natalie Poserina, Sean Starowitz, Cheryl Toh, Anthony Baab, Clayton Skidmore, Frank Norfleet.


6:45pm – Jane Gotch will present a preview of her upcoming SEE SAW performance (running October 22-25 at la Esquina and co-created with Mark Southerland.)

7:30pm – 940 Dance Company will perform an improvisation and new works in progress.

8:15pm – Leralee Whittle and Paul Sprawl share excerpts from WorkArtOut, improvise new work, and share videos, dances and songs from their repertoires.

All evening: visual artist Sean Starowitz debuts The Office, a site-specific alternative studio at City Center Square, featuring the curatorial project co-workers, bosses, and supervisors: a design show.

+ other special events at Town Pavilion + pARTnership Place to be announced.

For more about UCP’s current studio residents: Performing Artist Residents; Visual Artist Residents.

Read Third Friday Art Downtown press release with more info about Open Studios + other UCP events on October 15.

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