Thursday, July 31, 2008

24 Hour Art Marathon Festival 2008

Eastern Edge's 24 Hour Art Marathon is gearing up again for its 9th year running. A major summer event for the downtown community and a great venue for professional artists, amateurs and young creators, the marathon gives exposure to everyone. Beginning at noon on Saturday, August 16th and continuing until noon on August 17th there will be a multitude of artists, performers, buskers, children's and adult's workshops, film screenings, poetry and an evening of musical performances.

This year, there is the FESTIVAL LAUNCH taking place on August 13th at the Rockhouse on George Street with International Performance artist Annie Sprinkle. Tickets are 20$ in advance or 25$ at the door. Tickets can be purchased at Eastern Edge on 72 Harbour Dr. or at The Ship. EXPLICIT ADULT CONTENT. Must be 19+. Check out the cool interviews with her in The Scope and in the Telegram.

Then Thursday, August 14th there will be a 5 hour performance marathon starting at noon and continuing until 5 pm. It will be held in the Eastern Edge Gallery on 72 Harbour Dr. Featuing Deb Jackman, Cyril Butler and NL WWKA. Followed by Artist Talks and Cocktail Hour at 7 pm. (Suggested donation 5$) Artists speaking are: Will Gill, Sara Tilley and Craig Francis Power, Virginia Trieloff, Mark Bennett, Jackie Alcock, Sarah Hillock and Steve Topping.

And Finally! Our Main event the 24 Hour Art Marathon. 24 Hours of art madness starting at noon on Saturday, August 16th and continuing until noon Sunday, August 17th.

Then there is the over 95 artists creating all day and night for the marathon!

Afternoon activities:

All day face painting with Derek James of the Wandering Brush.
The Craft Council Clay Studio wheel throwing and pottery making with clay.
Lantern making with The Lantern Festival.
Information and fun booths with the Association for New Canadians, Oxfam Canada, Ocean Net, Tire Pressure Checking, the Aids Committee of NL, The Community Garden Alliance and Katimavik.


12:00 - 1:00pm Meditation with Meranda Squires
1:00-2:00pm Lego Sculpture with Simon Greeley Noble
2:00-3:00pm Soft Sculpture with Socks with Jennifer Dyer and Isobel
3:00-4:00pm Djimbe Drumming and Percussion with Daniel Murphy
3:00 -4:30 pm Dance and Movement with Meghan McCabe (meet at the gallery and move to the studio)
4:00 pm PiƱatas!


Evelyn Osborne and her Suzuki students play violin
Wayne Butler sings classical
Jerry Sheppard reading
Matt Hornell acoustic music
Deborah Jackman sound improvisation
An Orphans Inventory music and spoken word
Stan Nochasak solo drumming and reading
Steve Maloney music
Chance Makers “Tuning the box”

Eastern Edge Gallery Venue Evening

Performances 5$ Entrance (gives you access to Saturday and Sunday events except The Nouvelle Orleans Venue)

Host: Paula Gale a producer, reporter and host for CBC Radio and Television in St. John's.

6:00 – 6:30 Judy Cantwell
6:30 – 7:00 Patrick Canning
7:00 – 7:30 Dead Language
7:30 – 8:00 Kira Sheppard
8:00 – 8:30 Ian Foster
8:30 – 9:00 Chris Picco

Host: Kevin Hehir MC Grand Master Narrative arrived in St. John's this morning on a spaceship powered by his mind.

9:15 – 9:45 Sherry Ryan
9:45 – 10:15 Gerard Van Herk
10:15 – 10:45 The Dardanelles
10:45 – 11:15 Errand Boy
11:15- 11:45 Anna Felaxos

Host: Natalie Noseworthy singer/songwriter/actor and she wants you to have a stimulating, intimate and interactive evening!

11:45 – 12:15 Overlay
12:15 – 12:45 Amusia
12:45 – 1:15 Sally Can’t Dance
1:15– 1:45 Sports
1:45 – 2:15 Johnny Hardcore
2:15 – 2:45 I Will Save You

The Nouvelle Orleans at Pier 7 Venue Evening Performances 7$ Entrance (gives you access to all Saturday and Sunday events)

8:15-9:00 The Black Molly Band
9:00-9:45 Stereotype
9:45-10:30 Jill Porter Band
10:30-11:15 Mercy, the Sexton
11:15-12:00am Mopey Mumble Mouse
12:00-12:45am Devastator

Outdoor Performance in the Parking Lot with Wiener Shaman 6-9pm
24 Hour Treasure Hunt with Jason Penney, 1 clue per hour.

A silent auction will take place on the Sunday following the 24 Hours of art making, at the gallery and once again a Live Auction will take place the following Thursday evening with Mack Furlong as auctioneer at The Martins Residence 744 Water Street (20$)

We look forward to seeing you!

Poster by: Jacob Rolfe

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