From now until the end of June we will post at least once a day with details on what you can experience at home during this pandemic year for Charleston’s annual festival of all arts. For 2020, FestivALL is when The Internet Becomes A Work Of Art. Every day we will bring you up to date on this year’s VirtuALL FestivALL, plus we will flash back to some of our video coverage from previous years, and I will dig into the archives for one post in the Monday Morning Art Exhibit, collecting some of my favorite pieces from the nearly fifteen years that I’ve been posting my original work here in PopCult.
On this second day you’ll want to check out The Bleu Bunny Public Art Dance Party, which you can get a taste of above. At 3 PM you can check out an original dance film from Jadco (Details HERE) and at 7 PM Larry Groce and Danny Boyd will give a creator’s talk on the creation of Paradise Park, The Musical (Details HERE).
You can still take inThe Alban Arts Center’s Eugene O’Neill Project, which I told you about Friday. You can also participate in the CAMC “Run For Your Life” virtual run/walk. The Show Your Pride window display contest is already underway, and you can vote HERE. Ice cream and the arts is also underway, and details for this coloring contest for kids can be found HERE. The Virtual Art Fair will open on June 14th on the FestivALL website – check it regularly for the gallery and links to shop your favorite WV artisans this summer.
You can also vote on The Artbus, check out the Art-for-ALL Kids’ Juried Art Exhibition look into the “Faces of First Responders” Tribute Mural and teens can participate in Life: Unedited. FestivALL is off to a strong VirtuALL start!
The FestivALL Flashback
Today we’re bringing you the first part of Radio Free Charleston’s coverage of FestivALL from 2010. We’ll bring you the remaining parts in the coming days. In this video you will hear music by Smoke and Mirrors, The Spurgie Hankins Band, The Nanker Phelge, The Kanawha Kordsmen and The Bob Thompson Unit, and you’ll see and hear FestivAll events like the Buswater art exhibit, The Art Parade, The shows at LiveMix Studio, music from Haddad Riverfront Park and The East End Main Street Streetworks Art Auction.
The Monday Morning Art Exhibit
Today’s art is from August, 2008, and I’ll just quote my description from the original post, “Today’s art is a digitally-assaulted photograph of the sky. It was shot through the Bob Evans sign in South Charleston, and you can see a tiny airplane in the middle of the picture. I played with the aspect ratio and colorized parts of the photo to lessen the boringness of the original picture. Hope I succeeded. It’s a study in color composition and looking up.”
Click the image to see a larger version, if you want.