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The public is invited to participate in the first interactive art experience directed by artist Karen Black of Studio K Atelier in Dushore, Sullivan County, called “Silks in the Sun.” This interactive performance art piece is completely free to attend as a participant or spectator.
“Come and experience the ethereal wonders of moving silk in a natural setting,” said Black, who will demonstrate how to play with silk veils and fans with a few quick and easy techniques. “Then everyone will be free to explore and transform themselves through the power of sunlight through silk.”
While participants are playing, Karen will be photographing their silhouettes through the silks. Images will be completely anonymous. This link shows the first concept video:
Silks will be provided. It is requested that attendees wear no sharp jewelry or Velcro that can damage the delicate silks. No outside photography will be allowed during sessions as to not interfere with the spontaneous development of this artistic creation.
“If you do participate and would like to have a digital copy of a photo and a link to the future video when produced, there will be a sign in sheet with waiver asking for an email address,” Black explained.
Silks in the Sun will be held on Thursday, July 15 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm at the IAM Center for Creative Healing (www.iamcounseling.org), 1621 Sayman Road, New Albany, PA. The rain date will be July 16. There are facilities available, and transportation will be provided for those needing assistance to the performance area.
“Remember that this will be outdoor experience,” Black related. “Experiencing nature is part of this program. Please bring what you feel you would need like water, a camping chair and sunscreen.”
It is the Black‘s hope that Silks in the Sun will be repeated in different locations to create a larger future multimedia presentation. “I hope to do a photographic show and create a full length video of all the people and places and present it somewhere,” Black stated.
Those interested in hosting future interactive art creation or just find out more are encouraged to contact Karen Black by emailing at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 570-928-8872.