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Art museum hosts a speed-dating night and only women show up. Speakers in the gallery rock low strains of a romantic playlist including. The University of Wisconsin–Madison Department of Art is pleased to announce details for SPEED DATING. At PM on Monday, April 30 at. Wexner Center for the Arts's photo. FEB Art Speed Dating the Beast, screening at 2 PM in the Film/Video Theater, before joining us for Art Speed Dating.
Elisa Lendvay and Adrian Ting: Park Smooth saxophone tunes, minimalist paintings, organic sculptures and not to mention delicious sandwiches and chilled refreshments made Orgy Park the perfect middle point of the Beat Nite gallery crawl.
The art of romance
Beat Nite was an especially enjoyable evening in this bougie Bushwick gallery thanks to saxophonist Zuriel Waters who serenaded gallery goers sipping white wine and munching on tea-sized bites with smooth melodies inspired by the paintings and sculptures in the exhibit. Land Where People Appear and Disappear at the Same Time Airplane The packed crowd and flickering outdoor bonfire at Airplane revved up much needed energy after an hour cruising around the streets of Bushwick.
Michael Stickrod creates sculptures, prints and videos that are part of an ongoing practice of mining his family history. He recreates moments from his youth by transforming his distant memories into large photographic prints juxtaposed with actual childhood artifacts. Mirrors Signal Nothing compares to the calming powers of ambient noise to sooth the soul and level the spiked adrenaline from an evening of "speed- arting.
Two gigantic cement concave forms mirror each other across a large open area where three musicians—one on saxophone, bass and trumpet—move throughout the space and play an atonal, dissonant score. As this exercise is potentially about finding a long-term partner, I feel it is best to be upfront about what they may be letting themselves in for.20 vs 1: Speed dating (Life of an Art Student)
My first date, an MA student named Alexandra, shows me some of her photographic slides. Then the bell rings me on to Catherine, who makes ceramics, has a good haircut, and is intrigued by the tag detailing my fruitless search for the perfect wallet. I tick the box for friendship. I also warm to Emily, a photography student who hails from Vermont and appears to be on my wavelength, especially when I tell her about the delights of British holdiay resorts such as Blackpool.
One is subjecting his dates to an audio work via headphones, while another has his laptop out. I wonder whether he has made a PowerPoint presentation about himself, complete with photographs of his home, car and, possibly, genitals. Halfway through the evening there is a break to gather our thoughts and get more alcohol.
This is clearly an essential part of the speed dating process for some; many dates are more relaxed in the second half, including one who is slurring her words.
SPEED DATING WITH ARTISTS AND EXPERTS — 10th ORGAN VIDA International Photography Festival
But this doesn't seem to deter one man whose tick sheet I accidentally spy: I meet a triumvirate of women who work in children's television, and of these it is Rebecca I like best, and whose artwork I admire. She has brought a drawing of what looks like Kate Moss, collaged with the face of a terrorist suspect.
By Jessica Gelt Feb 13, 3: Speed-dating singles were supposed to use short drawing exercises as their ice breakers at El Segundo Museum of Art. No men showed up. It is a January evening, Friday the 13th — a nightmare dating scenario. Eight women mill about the museum lobby, carefully dressed and nervously snacking on a cheese and veggie platter laid out beside bottles of Champagne and wine.
Speakers in the gallery rock low strains of a romantic playlist including "True" by the s new wave band Spandau Ballet, and fragrant perfume drifts through the air. The clock ticks 10 minutes past 6: A few men walk past the picture window on Main Street, but none turns and enters. Hogan, now sure that no surprise attendees are in store, finally breaks the ice by gathering the women together and stating the obvious. I'd be really disappointed if I were you," she says, adding that it would be great if everyone wanted to continue anyway.
The point of the night, after all, is to meet people and make art.
To everyone's credit, no one leaves. After a bit of embarrassed laughter, the mood lightens up. The plan was to have the guests sit at a long table and draw one another's portraits. Each portrait would take about eight minutes before people switched partners. It was a great idea, in theory.
So why had no men shown up? I find out if someone is who he says he is.
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