Art Dance Mashup Project

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My project window is from 4 – 6pm at Tanger Outlets The Walk in Atlantic City on Saturday, June 23, 2018.

Lead & follow dance. It’s almost kind of an installation of sorts, in and of itself. Temporary and visual, only really present in a couple of moments full of body language, rhythm, communication, energy, movement, gesture, cause and effect, interesting shapes and forms and lines… connection.

I’ve been refining this idea about art, dance, and communication and thinking up a way to capture it in a project. It finally feels like it might be starting to come together, which has me (really) excited. I got the opportunity to move along with this art / dance mashup project during 48Blocks. It should be interesting to explore one of the elements of lead & follow dance: connection, as an installation of sorts. A painting will become a byproduct of the dance conversation.

My project window is from 4 – 6pm at Tanger Outlets The Walk in Atlantic City on Saturday, June 23. I hope you can come.

Facebook Event >>>  https://www.facebook.com/events/253272388752200

Any west coast swing dancers who are interested in getting involved in this project, please contact me.


Related:

48 Blocks

Alumni Show 

 

48 Blocks

Dance and music friends, 48 Blocks Atlantic City still has openings for performance art opportunities the weekend of June 22-24 (that’s the weekend before Liberty, wcs friends).

48 Blocks Atlantic City Website Screenshot
48 Blocks Atlantic City

I wanted to pass that along because I know many of you guys are on dance teams, have performance groups, and are in bands.

For this event I’m doing an art – dance connection mashup project. It’s one I’ve been thinking up for some time. I’m pretty excited about it so please come see… and reach out if you want in. You’re going to find this hard to believe but it’s going to be messy and lead-follow partner dance-y and fun, of course. Time, location, details coming.

Check out what they have planned. I’ve been to some planning meetings and this is a group of wonderfully creative people.

I think there are still sponsorship opportunities available too.

https://www.48blocksac.com/

Figure drawing in Millville March 26

Comfortably nude, 16x20, oil on canvas
Comfortably nude, 16×20, oil on canvas, Jodee Clifford, 2018

There’s sketch club that meets on the 4th Monday of every month at the Riverfront Renaissance Center for the Arts in Millville.

I went last month for the first time and very much enjoyed it. The model, Robin was fantastic. We did a number of 1 minute croquis, a couple of 5-10 minute poses, and two 20 minute poses. I turned one of those into the oil painting pictured above. Continue reading “Figure drawing in Millville March 26”

February Life Drawing Session on for Thursday at OCAC

Figure Drawing Study - Warren
20 min Figure study of Warren / graphite in sketchbook /  Jodee Clifford, 2016

Another life drawing session is probably coming up next week ON!

Details via Meed:

Dear Artists,

Our next drawing session is scheduled for Thursday, 2/8.  Our model will be Warren.  He is a great croquois model.  Let’s draw him!  We can all benefit, like all artists, from working on our drawing.  Bring lots of paper, and your favorite fast medium!

Who’s in?  RSVP deadline is Tuesday, 2/6. 5pm.

Hoping to work with you.  By the way, this life drawing group is nearly 18 years old!  Possibly the oldest continually-operating life drawing group in South Jersey!  Congrats to all who have kept it going!

See you Thursday a week!

Happymeedium

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Life Drawing tonight in Ocean City

Anne, Ink on paper, 9x12". 2017
Short-haired Anne, Ink on paper, 9×12″. 2017 (Jodee Clifford)

Tonight’s life drawing group meeting at the Ocean City Arts Center is on.

Via Meed:

Dear Artists,

Happy 2018 to all!

Are you ready for a great painting night?  We will reinstate the plan we had to cancel for December.  Short-Haired Anne will be our model.  She will be nude, but using props, and a theme of black, white and red.  I am already intrigued.  Anne is so good at making a painterly spectacle that we can be sure of a productive evening.  So bring your paints and a good canvas to kick off the 2018 season!

Added bonus:  See the lovely, and often narrative, work of Grace Zambelli who is showing at OCAC in January.  (You can also meet her at the reception the following evening.)

Who’s in?  RSVP deadline is Tuesday, January 9, 5pm.

All details are the same:  OC Arts Center, 5pm – 8:45pm, $15 per session (exact change please), All mediums welcome except photography, Oil painters must clean up and dispose of terpinoid at home.  We have chairs, and some easles.  Artists bring everything else, including drawing board.

Newcomer?  Direct questions to me via email, or *phone number* (comment if you want her number).

Can’t wait to get back to work!

Meed

Musing:  What a gorgeous, severe-clear, pristine snowfall!  Years ago, I would treasure days just such as this.  It meant perfect viewing conditions at the old Barnes Foundation–in the upstairs room where the drawings and watercolors were, shimmering in their understated gold frames.  I really miss that.

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