Thursday, March 31, 2016

#ArtIsEverywhere Special Event series

By Elizabeth Marks Juvilier
Director of Community Engagement & Special Events

Look around, what do you see? During the Playhouse’s presentation of Art/Red in rep, we invite you to explore the relationship between art and the world around you. Where do you see art? How can you create art? What is art?

Here are just a few of the fun receptions, in-depth discussions & hands-on activities that celebrate art: making it, owning it, creating it, believing in it. Hope you will join us!

“What do you see”
Bring out your inner artist at our 2016 Season Kick-Off Block Party on Saturday, April 9th 4-7:00pm. Inspired by the paintings of Georges Seurat, all you have to do is paint a small dab of color on our canvas. So, join up with other Block Party guests to create an amazing piece of art that will be displayed in the Playhouse lobby during the run of Art/Red in repertory. We'll supply the paint, you supply the points - no experience necessary!

Westport Art Scavenger Hunt
In keeping with the theme of our season opening productions of Art/Red in repertory, win fun prizes by finding local art pieces in everyday places during our #ArtIsEverywhere scavenger hunt!

Discussion series with Fiona Garland, Westport Art Historian

May 4 & 18: post-show ART discussion: Is Antrios a real artist or is he based on someone else? What are these all white paintings about? What constitutes art anyway? After you have seen the play Art, join us to learn more & have your questions answered!

May 11 & 25: pre-show RED discussion: In the play Red, Mark Rothko and his assistant examine what it means to create great art, who influences artists, which great masters does one build upon and which ones does one tear down. Join us for a pre-show discussion that will give context to Red, while exploring some of the great works and artistic movements mentioned throughout the play.

... and more to come!

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