Wednesday, July 16, 2008

24 Hour Art Marathon Festival August 16th - 17th Noon to Noon "The Ham is Back"

Eastern Edge's 24 Hour Art Marathon:


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. There is tremendous support from the downtown community through businesses and also a variety of community organizations attending. It is an amazing opportunity for artists to come and showcase their talents as well as the public to talk about the creative process and see art being created before them, as well as try out some techniques. It’s entertaining, educational, fun and joyful! Come join us!

This year the festival will be launched on August 13th at the Rockhouse on George Street with international performance artist Annie Sprinkle (20$ in advance, 25$ at the door) EXPLICIT ADULT CONTENT see website (

Then Thursday August 14th 8 local artists will give presentations of their most recent projects at an Artist Talk Cocktail Reception at Eastern Edge. (suggested donation 5$)

Presentations from these artists: Will Gill, Sara Tilley and Craig Francis Power, Virginia Trieloff, Mark Bennett, Jackie Alcock, Sarah Hillock and Steve Topping.

Saturday evening, August 16th two amazing line-ups of entertainment will be simultaneously happening:

On the Nouvelle Orleans at Pier 7 from 7pm- 1am

Black Molly, Jill Porter Band, Stereotype, Mopey Mumble Mouse and Devastator

7$ entrance (gets you into the show at Eastern Edge as well)

In the Main Gallery at Eastern Edge:

Sherry Ryan, Sally Can't Dance, Neil Conway, Chris Picco, Ian Foster, Kira Sheppard, Joe Belly, Pathological Lovers, Patrick Canning, Matthew Hornell, Curtis Andrews, The Dardanelles, Errand Boy, Sports, Gerard Van Herk (from Deja Voodoo), I will save you, Amusia, Overlay, Judy Cantwell, and Johnny Hardcore.

Acoustic fun will happen during our buskers series with: Evelyn Osborne and her Suzuki students, Wayne Butler, Curtis Andrews and Judy Cantwell.

Artists signed up so far are: Will Gill, Anita Singh, Peter Drysdale, Patrick Canning, Virginia Trigloff, Mike Connolly, Barry Buckle, Jam Jewelery, Brent Coffin, Phil Simms, Hayley Millar, Deirdre Driscoll, Raymond Denty, Derek James, Kendra Millar, Peggy Tremblett, Marta Chudolinska, Sarah Feldbloom, Kristine Breen, Darcie Cohen, Joanne Costello, Kaylie Madden, Mark Benson, John Bennett, Kent Payton, Darren C Ball, Danielle Croke, Marjorie D Winsor and Danielle Reardon with outdoor performances by Sara Tilley and a treasure hunt with Jason Penney.

Here is our schedule for the marathon:
Saturday, August 16
th. Admission 3$ afternoon, 5$ after 6pm when music starts. (Children under 10 free)

12 noon – 5 pm : Workshops including SimonnGreeley’s Lego sculpture workshops, Meghan McCabe’s dance and movement workshop, meditation with Miranda Squires, djimbe drumming with Daniel Murphy, soft sock sculpture, and piƱata extravaganza.

12 noon – 5 pm : Clay Wheel from our friends at the Craft Council Clay studio

12 noon – 5 pm : Booths and information from organizations such as Ocean Net, For the Love of Learning, Association for New Canadians, OXFAM and the AIDS Committee of Newfoundland and Labrador.

9 pm – 12 midnight : Video and Film Screenings. Catch a short silent film being projected from a window onto Water Street in the Baird Building. (Across from the courthouse)

Anyone who is interested in helping out as a volunteer or signing up as an artist, please contact the gallery: or (709) 739-1882

Any businesses, groups or associations who would like to invest in an hour of the marathon and support Eastern Edge’s community activities, receive a charitable receipt for their 200$ sponsorship, a ¼ page ad and announcements during the event as well as the satisfaction of supporting the 1st artist-run centre in Newfoundland and Labrador celebrating a quarter of a century of visual art dissemination in 2009!

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