(10am - 5pm)
ART VENTURES GALLERY / 888 SANTA CRUZ AVE / MENLO PARK CA 94025
Art Ventures Gallery launches ¡PROVOKE! a pre-opening, one-time-only
event featuring ten artists painting live.
For most of us a blank wall is just that. For seven Bay Area artists, including Chor Boogie, Cannon Dill, Brett Flanigan, Amanda Lynn, Bud Snow, Lynnea Holland-Weiss and Nina Wright, it is an invitation to wide-open creativity, community, and connection to the gallery-going public.
Each artist is invited to paint on an 8-foot by 12-foot wall, as well as two canvases up to six feet wide. In an anything-goes-approach, artists can use spray paint, brushes, or rollers to do with the Art Ventures walls whatever their imagination inspires.
The public may watch the artists as they work from 10 am to 5 pm, to see art being made, one creative, risk-taking decision at a time. For gallery visitors ¡PROVOKE! is a unique opportunity to meet the participating artists, make a personal connection to art, hear the story behind each piece of art, and become part of the story—all in the middle of Menlo Park. Thanks to ¡PROVOKE!, Bay Area collectors have a chance to visit artists in a studio setting and participate in early stage investing in emerging artists.
Following the three days of art making during ¡PROVOKE!, Art Ventures will hold a public viewing of the newly adorned gallery walls as well as an exhibit of the painted canvases (at a date to be announced). The paintings on canvas will be for sale, with artists receiving half of the proceeds and the other half going toward the Art Ventures’ Artist Residence Program in St. Helena, CA.
For more information about ¡PROVOKE! email to: firstname.lastname@example.org