Wednesday, July 28, 2010

A Record Performance

The Belmar arts scene can now claim a special distinction, a world record. The 27 O'Clock Players performed "The Bald Soprano" by Eugene Ionesco...for more than 25 straight hours. They started at 8:00 am yesterday at the gazebo in Silver Lake Park (these photos were taken around 9:15 that morning) then moved across the street to Taylor Pavilion in the evening.

Things wrapped up this morning around 9:00 am, setting a Guinness World Record. This wasn't a BAC production, but we were involved. The Guinness people require a certain number of witnesses on duty at all times, and the BAC was called on to contribute to the effort.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Art In Motion Opening Reception

Today the BAC hosted the opening reception for the current exhibition, called Art in Motion. The theme asked artists to submit artwork that involved motion in some way, and about 30 people took up the challenge. Some made work that literally moved, such as Dave Taylor's piece above.

Or this spontaneous kinetic art performance piece.

And Hutch's Dr. Science says "Gimme your money!" entertained as it lured spectators into providing donations to the BAC.

We had a good turnout to come see the art on the walls, and enjoy another kind of art in motion- live music.

Exhibition juror Bob Mataranglo chose five works to receive awards. The pieces are shown below:

Best in Show 3D
Amy Puccio
Fall to Pieces

Best in Show 2D
Tom Lozinski
Untitled (wave)

Honorable Mention
Beverly Hertler
Rhapsody of Orbiting Stuff
mixed fiber

Honorable Mention
Mary Del Negro
Falling Colors

Honorable Mention
Mary Fenton
Splashin' Around

The Art in Motion exhibition remains on display during regular gallery hours (Wed to Sat, 1 to 5 pm) through July 30th. Admission is free.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Art In Motion Reception this Weekend

Just a reminder that the opening reception for the latest BAC exhibition, Art in Motion, will be Saturday, July 10, from 5 to 7 pm. Look for photos on this site shortly afterwards.

Mythmaking Video Workshop

Preparations continue for the upcoming Belmar Urban Myths Exhibition at the Boatworks. Back in May and June the BAC hosted two writers workshops to help potential participants shape their ideas for this all media show. This week exhibition co-coordinator Mark Ganguzza spent a few days at the Boatworks, available to help artists who wished to use video as part of their submissions for the show. Mark's extensive experience in working with video and audio guarantees that some of the work in next month's Myth show will be unlike anything we've seen before in the Boatworks. Artwork intake for the exhibition is July 31 (with an opening reception on August 7th), so there is still plenty of time to come up with an interesting angle on your favorite local urban legend, or to create one of your own. More information, including a cool video, is available on the BAC main website.