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Tuesday, August 11, 2015
Bottles and Brew - August First Friday at Snarky Art
First Friday on Hall of Fame weekend is always interesting. The crowds are different, far fewer than in past years due to the concert and perhaps also the layout of the events within the district. At least the free popcorn got a few folks to venture past the obstacles on 4th street.
Our question of the month was geared to the H of F crowd. The answers are clever for sure and do reflect a cultural interpretation this time. Reactions to the question were interesting to me. As this activity progresses I am finding that quite a few people read it in advance, think about their answers and come prepared with more than one entry. Therefore, gauging our number of respondents by the number of answers is no longer a reliable figure. A handful of people refused to participate because they either don’t drink or would not want to have inherited such a liability. I find this a rather serious approach to the activity, as if it were a real situation and not an exercise in creative thinking. Regardless of how this “Leave Your Mark” activity is received, it is successful at engaging the public to participate in the process of art by being drawn into a space they might otherwise pass by. Below are the answers I could read (or publish)
You just inherited a brewery. What will you name your signature beer?
Ansiek Bodytwist Stompy Stew
Bloat Belly El Chompo Mine
The Girls Are Prettier After 3 Black Flagg
The Tangled T Belly Buster
Snarky Art Ale Volatile Witches Brew
Gutfer Wataelzia Bjyork Royalty
Ty Brew Cash Cow Nate’s Nectar
Nite B4 Morning After Aresnic Take a Knee
He Had It Coming Hoegarmen Cnatt Marunit
So Fine Love Potion #9
The Great Labrewski Barefoot Ale The Liquidator
Rose’s Round Trip 4-Play So College
First of the Month Soviet Flattner Future P
Brewhah Vermilion Lorna Beth
Friday Nite Fright Bladder Buster Superman
Breath of Phydeaux Brew Ha Ha Money Maker
Gistlister Plan B Ziggy’s Brew
Mary’s Rack Ale Snockered Stout
Pompous Assperations Teezer The Impaler
Ipea Beer Lola’z Buzz Jack’s Pony
Galaxy Juice Effinguud Smooth Hoperator
Another Trip to the Can Stagger Back Brew
Brews and Spurs Carousel Curve Good Night
Shivin Hide My Phone Last Resort
Rhino Stout Hoppy Hour Schlobberknocker
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Our Community Participation Project did have approximately 230 participants. 280 bottles were prepared in advance and we only had 30 left so now the second part of the project must be prepared for those who come in September. “Keeping Secrets” was the title and participants chose a random medicine bottle from a bag, answered one of 8 possible questions found inside, and colored 5 squares using only a limited number of colors. The question and squares were placed back in the bottle, the lid locked on and then tossed into a basket. Your secrets are safe with me for now…..
For September FF, participants will select a bottle by choosing a number. All the bottles will have a number assigned to them at random. Upon opening, the secrets will be posted on a board (they are on stickers) and the squares will have to be matched up to each other somehow, color to color, to create a large work of art. How difficult or fun that will be depends upon what the person did who colored the squares found inside.
Actually three works of art will be made next FF, the color square project that develops by creating a consistent diagonal line grid, the secrets revealed text project and the chosen number board that will become a pattern of random dots. “Secrets Revealed” part 2, is not only about the Community Participation Project but also about new things happening in our Journey Art Gallery family. We hope you will come by and see what awaits!
Thanks for playing!