Yes! We are working on having another Wall Project this year at SXSW. Details to come. If you would like to help out, please contact us! You can do that at the Arts Group website at Christ Church here:
http://arts.christchurchofaustin.org/contact-us/ (temporary website)
B Sterling Archer, fresh off his second CD release, performed Friday afternoon to the crowd of passers-by. You can’t hear the roar of competing music from other nearby venues, but B did a mighty job of cutting through the din. More on B at http://bsterlingmusic.com/press/
Thanks to Dominic Edison for these shots. Also more video coming soon!
Come out at 4pm today and hear B. Sterling Archer play solo at our site! B just released his second CD last month on which Eliza Gilkyson sang background vocals on one of his songs. He has a great voice and is a talented songwriter. And its free!
Another awesome day! I’m telling you folks, it is a totally fun scene and you should try to come hang out for a while. It’s low key, music of various genres can be heard from all directions, and great people keep dropping in off the street to talk about art, life and the intersections thereof. Its warm and sunny and people are in a good mood.
As I mentioned in the previous post, World Magazine did a story on our project and it appeared on their SXSW coverage site. This has made our statistics go through the roof, for what its worth.
A ministry called ImagineArt came by with some artists with disabilities to enjoy the vibe and watch the production. Jim and his assistants continued to do yeoman’s work on the mural, making great progress. And meanwhile dozens of people came drifting over toward the display, drawn like moths from a mossy black forest towards a glowing warm lantern at a camp site. They stared trying to interpret the mural, they took photos, they asked what was going on. Those with some Sunday School background could pick out the paralytic lowered through the roof, the woman who touched Jesus’ robe, healing of blind eyes and more.
A number of other artists contributed during various segments of the day painting in the border of the mural, and adding to the visual and written journals. It is by no means too late to sign up to participate! We still need people just to be present to talk to passer-by, or pray. We also have some performance art coming up in the next couple of days, but plenty of space in the schedule for more. Seriously. Don’t be shy.
And if you have photos or video, send it to me. I will put it up here if it’s halfway decent.