Festival: Art Events

PERFORMANCES & WORKSHOPS

Featured at our 2012 Summer Festival august 3rd – 5th

Breanne Trammell, Nails in the Key of Life

Ongoing, outside Maxon Mills and in the Luncheonette
Q + A with Breanne: Friday and Saturday, 3-4pm, outside Maxon Mills

Nails in the Key of Life seeks to connect to a broad audience through the act of performing manicures. Breanne will perform 10 manicures at the Festival. The 10 manicures will be performed as a limited edition and each manicure participant will receive a signed and numbered certificate of authenticity.

Raffle tickets for manicures are $5 each. Available for purchase in the Wassaic Project store in Maxon Mills. Or purchase raffle tickets in advance here. Everyone has a fair chance! Participants will be chosen at random from the raffle ticket pool. Raffle ticket drawings for manicures will be held nightly at 8pm at the Luther Barn stage.

For more information on this project: @nailsinthekey

Man Bartlett, #RunOfTheMill

Ongoing, Maxon Mills
Attendees are invited to tag their photos of Wassaic and the Festival to Instagram with the hashtag #RunOfTheMill. These photos will be in direct competition with those simultaneously being uploaded by the artist Man Bartlett to create an alternative version of history (which will be viewable via the the same hashtag). In addition to Instagram, people can also follow the hashtag #RunOfTheMill on Twitter for updates of a misleading nature.

Jeannine Han, Sophy Naess + Dan Riley, Atelier ‘Air in a G String’

Ongoing, Luther Barn
The Atelier is the set of an opera where participants create a production directed by the artists on set; selecting a score, costumes, and backdrop through various interactions which results in the performance.

Cecili Fletcher / cecimonster, Health and Wellness Systems

Saturday, noon-4pm, behind Maxon Mills
Come sample the foods that shape civilization and the future of farming.

Andrea Mazzariello, vs. The New Machine

Saturday, noon, 1st Floor, Maxon Mills
For this performance, Andrea plays keys and pads that trigger short fragments of chopped-up original songs, and sing over the top of this texture in order to put the pieces back together again.

Abby Manock, Blind Blowout at Santa Banana

Friday, 4:30pm / Saturday, 11:30am and 3:30pm / Sunday, 3:00, 4th Floor, Maxon Mills
Blind Blowout at Santa Banana is a remake of the 1914 silent short comedy “A Blowout at Santa Banana” in which visuals are replaced with sound. Audience Participation Encouraged.

Family Workshop: PowerSuit Making led by Aliya Rose Bonar

Saturday, 1-2pm, Luther Barn Field
The PowerSuit represents the coat of armor that your most powerful and courageous self could wear. Who is your super self? At this workshop kids and adults will create their PowerSuits to wear throughout the festival.

Jing Yu, Katy Perry Piñata (For a Birthday Party or Bat Mitzvah)

Saturday, 3:00 pm, Luther Barn
Festivalgoers are invited to participate in the breaking of the piñata. Whacks will be doled out on a first come basis, but all candy and prizes are up for grabs!

Claire Epstein & Mollie McKinley, Close Reading on a Raft

Sunday, noon, 1st Floor, Maxon Mills
A minimalistic 293-sentence theatrical adaptation of Huck Finn created in accordance with one unbreakable rule: distill the essence of each page of the novel into a single sentence.

 

ARTIST & CURATOR TALKS

CLEAN-UP

Talk by curator Anne Huntington and artists in the exhibition
Saturday at NOON, New Hotel

Ghost of a Dream, Katherine Behar of Disorientalism and Eve Biddle

Saturday at 2PM, 1st Floor of Maxon Mills

Jackie Mock

Saturday at 3PM, 7th Floor of Maxon Mills


Kelly Goff and Patrick Gantert

Sunday at 1PM, 5th Floor of Maxon Mills

Kelli Adams

Sunday at 2PM, 1st Floor of Maxon Mills

 

TOURS

Tour of Return To Rattlesnake Mountain

Meet on the 1st Floor of Maxon Mills
Friday at 5PM, Saturday at 1PM and Sunday 3:30PM
Learn more about the process of putting on our Summer Exhibition and all of the amazing work in it with Exhibitions and Festival Director, Shannon Finnegan

Tour of Leisure Work

Meet on the 1st Floor of Maxon Mills
Sunday at noon
See all of the installations in our outdoor exhibition. The tour is lead by curators Timothy Nazzaro, Amy Russo and Hallie Scott with artists from the exhibition.

Wassaic History Tour

Meet on the 1st Floor of Maxon Mills
Sunday at 3:30PM
Curious about the town of Wassaic and the history of the Maxon Mills building? Lauren Waller, one of our summer interns, will tell you all about the research she has been doing.

Nail in the Key of Life, Breanne Trammell

Nail in the Key of Life, Breanne Trammell

Photo by Grant Cornett

Photo by Grant Cornett

Danielle Durchslag talks about her work at the 2011 Festival. Photo by Tim Soter

Danielle Durchslag talks about her work at the 2011 Festival. Photo by Tim Soter

Health and Wellness Systems, Cecilia Fletcher

Health and Wellness Systems, Cecilia Fletcher

Katy Perry Piñata, Jing Yu

Katy Perry Piñata, Jing Yu

#RunOfTheMill, Man Bartlett

#RunOfTheMill, Man Bartlett

Nail in the Key of Life, Breanne TrammellPhoto by Grant CornettDanielle Durchslag talks about her work at the 2011 Festival. Photo by Tim SoterHealth and Wellness Systems, Cecilia FletcherKaty Perry Piñata, Jing Yu#RunOfTheMill, Man Bartlett