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SPH Holiday pARTy & Open Studios, Sun. 12/15, 12-5pm

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SPH Holiday Party & Open Studios!
Sunday, December 15th
12 pm - 5 pm
Complimentary Brunch
sponsored by Hell's Kitchen Lounge!
Artist goods for sale!
(Pick up one of a kind gifts)
Performances & Open studios!

Join Solo(s) Project House and it's studio residents for a holiday party, Sunday, December 15th, 2013 from 12 - 5pm. Over 20 residents will open their studios to the public accompanied by a complimentary artist brunch. In conjunction, featured artists in the gallery will speak about their work. Special performances will take place during the course of the day.

+ Lobby artist, Jennifer Wroblewski will perform "The Long Kiss Goodnight."

"The Long Kiss Goodnight" commemorates the vivid life of a transformational group of massive wall drawings as they are committed back to the wall via layers of clean white primer. During the life of the work (September 1, 2013 to December 15, 2013), the performance "Mrigashirsha: the deer" re-framed drawing behavior as spiritual act. In this context, the Long Kiss good night marks the End. There will be music and cocktails, and opportunity to interact with the work. The performance begins at TKTK.

+ Sound artist and studio resident Melvin Jones will exhibit his interactive performance piece, Soundcycle. Soundcycle invites the audience to create and listen to the soundscapes of a bicycle ride through the city of Newark.

+ SPH intern and artist-in-res, Khari Ricks will be offering $10 watercolor caricatures during the life of the party.

+ Current exhibition SIGN OF THE NATION will be open at that time. SOTN is a collaborative, multimedia project about signs featuring artists Igor Alves, Yuri Alves and Bruno Miguel.

About Solo(s) Project House:
The original Latin and Greek roots of PROJECT mean “something that comes before anything else happens”, and that is precisely what Solo(s) Project House is in a nutshell; evolving projects around a completed one. A space where gallery and studio are elbow to elbow, where the rigors of creation are coupled with the satisfaction of completion. The gallery is a sound stage upon which the house residents can imagine their months of creativity displayed from beginning to end. A true partner in the exhibit process, the artists are commissioned with a curatorial role that gives the visitor a 360 degree view of the creators vision. Far from an original white walled space, SPH is a home for experimental installations, avante-garde performance art and a myriad of media art. With an ever evolving pool of artists from various cultural and personal experiences SPH is a true melting pot of artistic expression.

SPH is located at 972 Broad St. in the arts district of downtown Newark, NJ. It is free and open to the public, Wednesday – Friday from 12 – 6pm.

Image: Artwork by SPH artist, friend and studio resident, David Oquendo.

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