Read on to learn more about Paint the Town Red.
Paint the Town Red is a great event with something for everybody. It’s a fun and dynamic evening of art, video, music, food, and dancing that takes place on 2nd Ave. North in downtown Birmingham. The festival takes place in the venues in that space (Rogue Tavern, Das Haus, and Urban Standard) as well as in the street! Outside is going to be alive with large digital art projections from artists from all over. This year we will have two outside stages with live music and, of course, “The Dome” which serves as a music venue and projection space.
Will there be DJs and bands again this year, as I understand there have been in the past?
This year we are doing something new for us. Starting at 10 p.m. the dome will go into Silent Disco mode. The music will keep going but will only be able to be heard through one of 150 wireless headsets available (first come first served!). I’m super excited about this. I first attended a Silent Disco at Bonnaroo one year and it is a blast!
|Inside My Mother’s Womb by Laurie Shapiro|
Tell us about some of the artists whose work we’ll see this year, particularly any female artists since we’re all about girl power here at GeorgiaMae.com.
I think your readers will be very interested in seeing an installation piece called “Inside My Dead Grandmothers Womb” by Pittsburgh artist Laurie Shapiro. Ms. Shapiro will be coming down from Pittsburgh with her music collaborator, Daniel Sabio, to create her work – a hanging sculpture that viewers can walk into and become surrounded by the work, which is quite a touching tribute to her grandmothers femininity.
We will also be featuring several Alabama artists such as Randy Gachet, Karen Graffeo, Ryan Carlson, Gary Chapman and more.
I am a painter and a performance artist. I normally create large scale figurative works with ink on canvas, but lately I have been exploring creating paintings with only textures and hand painted words. Improv modern dance and butoh are also favorite creative outlets for me.
The piece “Re: RE: Fwd: FWD:” by Karen Graffeo was shot by Ms. Graffeo in Vernazza, Italy and edited here by me. We will also be showing a piece shot by Leo Tichelli Studios that I appear in with dancers Stella Nystrom and Mary Fochee. Working on this event has been very inspiring and educational.