May 31, 2011

Call for volunteers: Jason Hackenwerth at the Green Mountain Falls Green Box Festival

Looking for something different to do this summer?

The FAC is assisting the Green Box Arts Festival with the recruitment and organization of volunteers to work with Artist Jason Hackenwerth at the Green Box Arts festival during the week of June 27.

Orientation is at Bemis School of Art
June 18 | 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

What is Green Box Arts festival?
The Green Box Arts Festival was officially launched in 2009 to provide artists and visitors with an opportunity to nurture the creative process and explore new artistic directions in the natural beauty of Green Mountain Falls, Colorado. The foundation for the festival was laid in 2006 with the sponsorship by Christian Kirkpatrick Keesee of a dance residency program by New York’s Keigwin + Company, under the leadership of company founder Larry Keigwin.

Keigwin + Company have returned to Green Mountain Falls every year since. Their summer residency provides a unique opportunity to create work that is performed around the country in their regular performing season. As the residency program progressed from year to year, an interest in diversifying and expanding activities quickly grew in the community. This interest culminated in the formation of the Green Box Arts Festival. The festival seeks to celebrate the best of today’s innovative creators. Partnerships with the Pikes Peak Library District, Town of Green Mountain Falls and Church in the Wildwood make the full range of activities possible.

The Kirkpatrick family history with the Pikes Peak area dates back to the 1900s. Members of the family have been in continuous residence there since that time. Throughout, they have been active supporters of the community and the development of its cultural environment.

Who is Jason Hackenwerth?
Like the pop artists of the late 20th century, artist Jason Hackenwerth transforms common materials and imagery into something new. Hackenwerth’s material of choice are balloons.

Jason Hackenwerth received his MFA in painting from Savannah College of Art and Design in 2003 and Bachelor of Fine Art in printmaking from Webster University, St. Louis, MO. 1997. His guerrilla art performances and ephemeral sculptures made with latex balloons have been exhibited around the world including the 51st Venice Biennale in 2005. Press includes, Art In America, Sculpture Magazine, The New York Times, London Metro, CNN and others. Currently Hackenwerth lives and works in New York City.

Looking for volunteers with free time during the week of June 27, 2011:

  • Adult/18 or older
  • Interested in art or a working artist
  • There will be standing and walking – possible small hike.
  • Must have good dexterity
  • No moderate to severe latex allergies
  • Dependable and hardworking
  • Self motivated/take charge/take direction
  • Available all day or 4 hour shifts

Please provide the following information to Tara Sevanne Thomas

Name (first, Last): _____________________________Nickname: ______________________
Address (street, city, state, zip): ___________________________________
Phone: Cell __________________ Home: ___________________
Email address: ________________________________________________

Please write “Green Box” in the subject line. You will be contacted with additional information.

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