Monday, July 14, 2008

Watch circus art banner painter Glenn Davies at work at Artspace 2 to 4 pm; artists talk Tues, July 15, 6 pm

The current show of circus art at Artspace, "Curious, Mysterious and Strange," is designed to be a light-heated people-pleaser. Curated by Bill Joyce, Artspace artistic director, it is full of lurid colors, vulgar illustrations and untoward machinery.

This week the circus art program features a guest, the Renowned Sideshow Banner Artist, Glenn Davies. He will be the resident artist for the week, says Stacie Leng, and will provide a culminating experience as he nears completion on a Sideshow banner created especially for this exhibition, “Spidora”.

Throughout the week, the public is welcome to come to Artspace in the afternoons from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm to watch Davies create the banner and talk about his work.

There will be a formal and free artist's talk on Tues, July 15, at 6:00 pm. You will be able to view numerous pieces by Davies in the exhibition.

Also, this is the week for the TNT Express. Free tours beginning at lurid Artspace this Thurs, July 17, says Bonne Summers.

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