Gas Money

March 15, 2011 § Leave a comment

Our next fundraiser is scheduled for Monday, March 21st, at the Allways Lounge. A raffle, live bands, and dancing with DJ Micronaut, Automata’s resident soundman. Lefty Parker is our Master of Ceremonies. Band lineup and other information to be confirmed later this week.

Today, highlights of artists we are raising gas money for. There are two main trailers full of kinetic and machine sculpture: one from Asheville, North Carolina, and one originating in California that can bring in work from Prescott, AZ, and Austin. Plus, a special guest via Mobile, AL.

First, Asheville, headed up by Professor Mark Koven:
Koven and conspirators on a larger project (a post for the near future) will bring a trailer of work in from Asheville, including work from Koven’s last show in Seattle and pieces by Ben Reid and possibly Charlotte artist Ryan Buyssens.

Ben Reid



Next, California and the west as it nears Louisiana!

Ryon Gesink

Bandhu Dunham (Prescott, AZ)

Colin McIntyre (Austin, TX)

(& others, depending… on this ride.)

More as developments unfold in the next few days, including a flyer! Mardi Gras is over, Automata is nearly here- time is short. If we can start this year on what little resources and time we have now to bring in artists from out of state who are willing and able to go on this ride with our help, we will be able to bring many more in the coming years- we wish to bring more connections to machine, robotic, and kinetic artists in New Orleans, and expose more of what is going on in this arena to students, children and the public in this region; bringing in work from out of state is key to the future of Automata.


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