Date: Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Duration: All Day
Repeat Event: Every Day
SIcoLab presents:BRIDGE THE GAP at Alice Austen House MuseumSeptember 20, 2008 11am to 8pm2 Hylan Boulevard, Rosebank - SINYFREE ADMISSIONA Staten Island ART HAPPENING (or Be-in), gathering: Boomer & X-Y-Z, North-South-East & West, Black & White & Red & Green, Hippies, Hipsters & BeyondMUSICIANS, VISUAL ARTISTS, POETS, DANCERS, ACTORS, PHOTOGRAPHERS, PERFORMERS, FILMS, COMEDY, FOLK ARTS, FACE/BODY PAINTING, FOOD & GAMESWith spectacular beachfront views of New York Harbor and the Verrazano-Narrows set as background, the Alice Austen House Museum's lush, six-acre meadow will host SIcoLab's Bridge The Gap art happening (or Be-In) on September 20.From 11am to 8pm, artists and art-lovers of all ages, disciplines, backgrounds, and geographic locations are invited to attend and participate in the day's collaborative creation.Participants can bring anything from a chair or blanket to tents and tables. Artists, artists groups, cultural organizations, vending folk artists, clubs, bands, groups of friends, and etc., are encouraged to set up a camp or installation. The more creative, specific, and involving the better. We will bridge the gap by creating a hyper-real community.When the gate opens at 11am, participants will be able to grab land. The more people in your group, the more tents and installations you have, the more space you can get.Things to bring:Flags Drums Pamphlets Flowers Instruments Buttons Banners Body/Face Paint CDs Beach Balls Costumes/Persona Open MindVisual artists interested in showing completed works can contact Mike Shane at 347-733-2270 for more information.A professional stage with PA and simple backline will be available for bands, singers, poets, dancers, or any other acts who wish to perform and contribute to the vibe.Performers must sign up for a time slot, in person, the day of the event â€“ THERE ARE NO EXCEPTIONS. It will be first-come, first-served in hour long blocks. Performers will get at least eight to ten minutes, but maybe more depending on time availability in the hour.The stage will be active from 11am to 3pm and again from 4:30 to 7pm. Films from local filmmakers will be shown from 7 to 8pm.Local restaurants, caterers, and food vendors are encouraged to set up a tent and sell lunches and non-alcoholic refreshments. Potential food vendors should contact Geoff Celis at 347-432-0136 for more information.There are no vending fees for the event, but SIcoLab asks vendors to provide the art group with a fair donation by day's end.
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