Thursday, August 13, 2009

Viera Levitt's "Mobile Art Project"

From my preview of Viera Levitt's "Mobile Art Project," which tours Rhode Island this weekend:
After the University of Rhode Island shut down its Fine Arts Center Galleries in Kingston last summer and development pushed Hera Gallery out (at least for a couple years) of the building it had long occupied on Main Street in Wakefield to Peace Dale last fall, artist and curator Viera Levitt of Wakefield started thinking of ways to bring art back to the heart of South County. She hit upon the idea of the “Mobile Art Project” and this week it’s hitting the road with stops in West Kingston, Peace Dale and Providence.

“It just seemed exciting to do something moving and dynamic,” Levitt says.
With funding from the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts and New Jersey’s Puffin Foundation, she is renting a 16-foot-long box truck, hanging a project banner on the side, and in the back temporarily installing benches, covering the translucent roof with blue foil, and presenting a sound piece by China Blue called Aqua Alta.
Read the rest here.

The "Mobile Art Project"'s stops include the Courthouse Center for the Arts in West Kingston beginning at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 14; at AS220’s Foo Fest on Empire Street in Providence from 1 to 5:30 p.m. on Aug. 15; and the Peace Dale Village Green starting at 5 p.m. Aug. 16. Levitt plans to announce additional stops – like the beach – here.


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