March 15-16 — 23 Hours of Art (Art Marathon)

Contact: Eric Ronis, Ronis@champlain.edu

When and there: Hauke Family Conference Center (a.k.a. Hauke Lounge), 6 p.m., March 15 to 5 p.m., March 16

The CREM.BFA program will be sponsoring the 2nd year of the ART MARATHON: “23 Hours of Art.” The idea is to stage an art marathon over 23 hours . The question is: what is art? Ideally, 101 different presenters will each present a different work of “art” (any and all genres, media) during the marathon (each is responsible to fill 10 minutes).

Two ground rules:

1. The art work presented cannot be one’s own. So you could present a poem by Yeats, a snippet of a Hitchcock film, an image from Georgia O’Keefe, a monologue that your roomate wrote, a sculpture you bought at a yard sale, or even a really beautiful wine bottle. But it’s not your own–no need to defend or to prove anything.
2. There is no discussion or debate during the ten minutes. The presenter presents the work and says why it’s art or what s/he likes about it or feels about it or . . . . The audience listens and accepts. Event organizers will build in ample discussion/debate time throughout the event.

Who should be involved?  All those involved with CREM BFA major, faculty from CCM, COR 220 instructors, and any student/faculty/staff person who cares about art.
Eric Ronis is hoping to put together a planning session together in the next 10 days or so. Please let him know if you are interested in meeting to help shape the event or if you have students you would recommend participate.

Any way you can help spread the word on this event would be helpful! Eric is hoping he’ll get 101 volunteers!! He’ll start creating a spreadsheet of presenters in two weeks. At that point, he’ll email you again and ask you if you’d be willing to commit ten minutes (or more!) of your time during the marathon.

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