Paul Butler’s Collage Party
Sunday, March 9 – Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Collage Party, Paul Butler’s nomadic world-wide studio experience, lands at the Justina M. Barnicke Gallery! On Sunday March 9, join in this free-form art jam-session: make collages with local artists and take advantage of an exploratory, informal space organized around play, interaction, and experimentation.
Starting Thursday March 6, watch a select team of local artists (specializing in a spectrum of media work) transform the gallery space into a shared studio/lounge, eating, playing, and working together with the goal of learning through discourse, and experiencing how each other works. A variety of activities, including ping-pong, videos, meals, field trips, will be centered in one main studio space shared by invited artists. The gallery/studio will serve as a sanctuary from the profession of art, a space where artists will be free to experiment – like an art school, but without the teachers or assignments.
From March 9 through March 12, everyone is invited to join in the activities; drop by to make some art, listen to music, collaborate, and see what the Collage Party Artist Team has been up to. Hang out and contribute to the creation of an autonomous zone designed to assemble, connect, and engage.
Artists in attendance on Sunday March 9. Supplies provided, but feel free to bring some of your own to the mix!
Collage Party Artist Team: Micah Lexier, Derek Sullivan, Roula Partheniou, Maura Doyle, Tyler Clark-Burke, Sandy Plotnikoff, Anitra Hamilton, Kristan Horton, Dave Dyment, Zin Taylor, Kerri Reid, Katie Bethune-Leamen, Jon Sasaki and more…
Paul Butler is a Winnipeg artist and has organized Collage Party all around the world for the past several years. He is also the director of the Other Gallery, a web-based nomadic gallery.
Justina M. Barnicke Gallery