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Press Release: Artpace and KLRN present an exclusive screening of Art21: Art in the Twenty-First Century “Play”
Media Contact: Libby D. Tilley
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SAN ANTONIO, TX ?in Artpace on Thursday, August 25, 2005 at 6:30 PM
in the Hudson (Show)Room for an exclusive preview of ?ay?the fourth segment in the third season of Art21: Art in the Twenty-First Century
. Featuring former Artpace residents Arturo Herrera and Oliver Herring, along with artists Ellen Gallagher and Jessica Stockholder, ?ay?eveals artists who fearlessly tap improvisation and games, spontaneity and mundane objects, to make art that is simultaneously whimsical and profound. Discover four contemporary artists who draw inspiration from dance and music, and employ color, pattern and movement to induce delight. The segment also includes a newly commissioned video by Teresa Hubbard/Alexander Birchler, whose work was shown in the Hudson(Show)Room in 2002.
This Emmy-nominated series will air on KLRN, September 16, 23, 30 and October 7, 9:00 PM and is the only television series devoted to contemporary art, helping to demystify America?artists and revealing them to be articulate, thoughtful, and hard-working. Art21: Art in the Twenty-First Century
presents insights into the artist?process of channeling creative impulses into physical artworks, allowing viewers to observe various artists at work. ?ay?irs on October 7.
Prior to the screening, Artpace?Assistant Curator Kate Green, will provide an introduction to contemporary art and the artists featured in Play
. Courtesy of Artpace and KLRN, educators who attend will receive free interactive teaching components. Refreshments will be provided.
This event is presented in collaboration with Art21, a non-profit contemporary art organization that produces the PBS series, Art21: rt in the Twenty-First Century, company books, web site (www.pbs.org/art21), educational resources, and outreach programs.
Artpace San Antonio serves as an advocate for contemporary art and as a catalyst for the creation of significant art projects. We seek to nurture emerging and established artists and to provide opportunities for inspiration, experimentation, and education. Our programs support the evolution of new ideas in contemporary art and cultivate diverse audiences while providing a forum for ongoing dialogue.
Artpace is located downtown at 445 North Main Avenue, between Savings and Martin streets, San Antonio, Texas. Free parking is available on the corner of Savings and N. Flores streets. Artpace is open to the public Wednesday through Sunday, 12-5 PM, Thursday, 12-8 PM, and by appointment. Admission is free.
Programs at Artpace San Antonio are made possible through the generous support of corporate partners, individual donors, and The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, National Endowment for the Arts, Kronkosky Charitable Foundation, Texas Commission on the Arts, the City of San Antonio, Office of Cultural Affairs, the Edouard Foundation, and the San Antonio Area Foundation.
KLRN public television serves a 30 county area in South Texas. Its mission is to use the power of telecommunications to provide quality programs and services that advance education, culture, and community to enrich the lives of people throughout south central Texas.
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