A Week till it Begins

Keith's Puppet

The parade begins in less than a week we are in our final organization. Here's a rundown of the general schedule.

10:00 Lot Volunteers Meet up for breakfast.
10:30-11:00 Volunteer Meeting
11:00-12:00 Costume preparation at Fort Gondo, face painting, meet and greet, costume assembly.
12-12:15 arrive at lot; street volunteers to posts.
12:15-12:45 Line up at lot. 3026 Cherokee next to Lenador the Black Forest Parking Lot
12:45-1:00 All people at lot
1:11 Parade Begins
2:00 Parade Ends At Parking Lot behind Globe Drug 2626 Cherokee;

*After the parade we would like to have a photo at the lot.

Volunteers are still needed to block the streets during the parade.
We also need one volunteer to sit in the Lenador lot and make sure people don't park there Sat. morning.

People can still join in the parade even if they have not signed up yet. Just meet us at the lot by 12:15. We also have extra costumes available and are looking for help for a few giant puppets.

Parade Updates
A few new exciting additions.
*Roosevelt High School is in all 42 of them will play!
* Ire Moped Crew will have between 15-20 bikers.
*Fort Gondo float with grafitti artists and break dancers!
*Radio Cherokee float featuring Skarekrau Radio playing on back.
*Maya Escobar will be dress as Frida Kahlo.

Chautauqua Art Lab is also coming together.
Here is our most updated calendar.

Cherokee Street
Chautauqua Art Lab (CQAL)

Map the multi-verse with controversial artists/speakers, pots and pans music makers, and film bricoleurs constellating for the temporary art and technology project co-organized by Eric Repice, Sarah Paulsen, and Emily Hemeyer. The series of nightly collaborative educational gatherings is inspired by the historical Chautauqua adult education movement in the US and features participatory panels, music soundscapes, and video screenings.

When: May 3-7th each night, 6:30 PM -10:00 PM

Where: Fort Gondo, 3151 Cherokee Street, St. Louis, MO, USA

Why: Learn, Include, Collaborate, Constellate (L.I.C.C.). “Chautauqua is the most American thing about America”-- Theodore Roosevelt

Calendar of events

Sunday, May 3: “Sound Improvisation and the Collective Consciousness.” Guests include: Dr. Keith Sawyer author of Group Genius, Diminished Capacity (Anna Lum and Rich O’Donnell), Ghosts I Have Been w/ recordings by Ghost Ice, and MMMelt (Daniel Shown). Followed by a recorded improvisational collaboration. Bring electronics, toys, gadgets, found objects, organic instruments and make some noise!

Monday, May 4: “Local Go-getters and How I Started My Space.” Public Forum Q & A with Matt Strauss (White Flag), BJ Vogt (MAPS), Juan William Chavez (Boots Contemporary), Nita Turnage and Hap Phillips (Artica), David Wolk (Cranky Yellow& Crammed Organisms), Stephen Brien (All Along Press), Firecracker Press, Open Lot, Luminary Center, and APOP.

Tuesday, May 5: “Personal and Collective Practices that Investigate Notions of Space, History, and Public Goods.” Demonstrations and discussion highlighting mapping, tagging, blogging, virtual studios, and YouTube as art spaces. Featuring Eric and Michelle DeLair Repice (Wash U), Michael Allen (Ecology of Absence), Ben West (WASABINET), Jordan Hicks (Open Lot), live animation by Sarah Paulsen and music by Macro Meltdown

Wednesday, May 6: “Artist Viewpoints: Innovations and Boundaries in Community Art Practice.” Works and commentary by Cindy Tower, Lyndsey Scott, Keith Bucholdz, Peat Wollager, and Maya Escobar.

Thursday, May 7: “Exploratory Film Night: Time based art/video shorts exploring the use of found/appropriated images, collage, and archives.” Including films by Jodie Mack (Chicago) Yard Work is Hard Work, Ken Brown and Tom Bussmann (Germany and Stl) Beyond the Crisis in Art, Emily Foster (San Francisco) Snowfakes, Mike Pagano (Stl), Jeremy Kannappell (Stl), Emily Hemeyer and more. Music by Kevin Butterfield. Opening Music, Flowers. All donated proceeds benefit CAMP (Community Arts and Media Project).

Contact: Press- Emily Hemeyer ghostsihavebeen@gmail.com

Sarah Paulsen pintorasp@hotmail.com
Eric Repice erepice@gmail.com
Facebook “Friend Us!”- Chautauqua Art Lab

I am also excited about my opening on May 2 with Eric between 6 and 11 pm at Fort Gondo.


Ben West said…
I've started a Flickr group to pool together photos taken of the parade and festival:


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