Thursday, September 25, 2008

Kurt Perschke's RedBall Project comes 'Full Circle' at The Chicago Cultural Center: Day 15 of 15.

Chicago, IL USA:

According to my Art Calendar, it is Thursday, September 25, 2008 meaning Halloween has been at the Retailers for 2 Weeks now and Christmas Merchandise has been hung with the gentlest of care for about the same time. However, The Event that is leaving its inDelible RED Mark, marking Excitement while 'painting The Town RED' the last 25 Days is:

Kurt Perschke's RedBall Project:
Day 15 - The Finale

is LIVE today at The Chicago Cultural Center located at the Intersection of Michigan Avenue - & - Washington. It began on September 1 directly across the Street at Millennium Park. It seems appropo that it closes its Chicago Adventure at the Cultural Center where Programs of every Artistic Means is on display.

Walk in through the South Entrance any time from 11 AM - 6 PM with your Camera as this is One Sculpture that you will not want to forget.

IN A NUTSHELL: No matter what the Location was:

A Park
A Religious Center
A Church
A Bridge
A School
A Restaurant
A Train Depot
between Buildings
under Buildings and/or
wedged between Buildings

there was always time to look, see, touch, pounce, pound, pat, play and ultimately BLOG about the big RedBall.

Thank you, Kurt Perschke for making this so;

Thank you, Target for Sponsorship;

Thank you, Nathan Mason, Curator of the Chicago Cultural Center who had the Insight to bring 'The Sculpture' to town and 'deliver';

Thank you, Tony Gaddis, Camera Director; Rebecca K. & Monica H., Kurt's Assistants who physically and loyally worked The Project;

Thank you, Megan & Peggy, the tireless Promoters;

Thank you to the lively and enthusiastic Staff who handed out thousands of the Souvenir Flip Book so that we'd know more about The Experience at our fingertips;

and thanks to the Curiosity of People in it Human Nature...the Event was one that will go down in the Annals of Public Art showing how One Form and One Color can positively affect People in the best of all ways.

After all, where else could you pull 'free punches' and still get 'caught on film?'

YOU'RE INVITED: To revisit KOOPERSMITHin' here on September 30, 2008 as my Final Opinions on KURT PERSCHKE's RedBall Project will be posted as well as a more thorough Examination of September 22-24 Shows.

Reported by:
ASK: Adrienne Sioux Koopersmith
Koopersmith's Global Communications
"People read what Adrienne writes about...
GORF Werks Central
'Home of the Grin Reaper' - 'Chicago's First Green Mascot' &
'The Icon of The Green Movement'
Chicago - chicaGORF - IL USA

Posted: Thursday, September 25, 2008 - 10:10 AM CST

1 comment:

Adrienne Sioux Koopersmith said...


Written & Submitted by:
Klancy Perkins
Assistant to: ASK
December 31, 2008 – 10:20 AM CST

ASK, ADRIENNE SIOUX KOOPERSMITH, a long-time Chicago Resident, emitted an extremely enthusiastic response for Cameraman/Director of Photography/Filmmaker, TONY GADDIS of St. Louis, Missouri who asked her to say a few words about her initial Reaction to Kurt Perschke’s Redball Project that was stationed in front of the Restaurant called Wishbone-on-Washington (merely a stone’s throw from Harpo Studio – Home of the Oprah Winfrey Show) on Friday, September 5, 2008. Being an Artist, Writer, Lifestyle Conceptualist and hailed as: ‘America’s Premier Eventologist’ in her own ‘Rite of Passage’ as well as an ardent Fan for all Things RED, one of the 3 Primary Colors of the Universe, ADRIENNE spoke to TONY at length about what she personally felt KP’s Contribution to The World of Sculpture was and what The Sculpture symbolized in its month-long stay in Chicago, the 3rd largest Marketplace in the USA. This was (after all) her 2ND of 15 Visits (having sadly missed its First at the Millennium Park) she would make TO THE BALL (as she termed the EVENT) and a RED-imentary Way to get out for The Month and Mingle.

Seeing and charting The Pulse and Reaction of others as they stopped, stared and encircled THE BALL (that measures 15 feet high) was an Adventure in Human Nature. Promoting Popular Culture for nearly 30 years via her PRAM (Public Relations/Advertising/Marketing) Company, KOOPERSMITH’s GLOBAL COMMUNICATIONS, ASK knew exactly what Manhattan Sculptor, Kurt Perschke was aiming to do with his monstrously BIG RED RUBBER BALL.

Later, after they got to know each other, ADRIENNE joined the Team by becoming their official Daily Blogger contributing 22 BLOGS (equating to 24,656 Words) on her Forbes’ hailed BLOG called: KOOPERSMITHIN’ ® that appeared in September – solely devoted to THE REDBALL PROJECT.

HOW’D HE DO THAT? Kurt garnered the Assistance of one of the top 3 greatest Retail Giants in the Northern Hemisphere that coincidentally was RED-dy to help. Most of the General Population was not aware that Target would soon be opening up 36 new Stores on October 14TH in 21 States, after a near Total Collapse of the American as well as Global Meltdown (in October, 2008) -- within just a month. Seeing a Big RedBall appear out of nowhere instantly made a Person smile and wonder…why or why not.

‘Giving Back’ to The Community (in an otherwise greedy, ‘take-it-all’ World) ASK surmised was an incredible Marketing Strategy aimed towards The People to show, overall, and on a Grand Scale that even when Times are slim and sparse, there is Solidarity at work highlighted by a Flaming Red Event, all within The Bounce of a Ball. Being an Attention-Getter, once a Person’s Attention is within reach and secured, any Conversation and Dialogue can ensue and hopefully, it will be beneficial to both participating Parties.

For those viewing The Reel found online at:

ASK also promotes GORF (the 24.5” plush TOY FROG with the infectious 11” Smile) as ‘Chicago’s First Green Mascot’ & ‘The Icon of the Green Movement’ (who coincidentally has two big Red Eyeballs or Orbs). She is holding him during her Commentary that Filmmaker, TONY GADDIS was shooting at The Wishbone Restaurant. GORF continuously accompanied ADRIENNE as she attended each RedBall Event and used as a Photographic Prop during the entire Duration of the REDBALL PROJECT as the Parallel of how both REDBALL & GORF ran along similar parallels and makes an Artistic Statement in and of itself.

QUOTING CLARENCE: Clarence Lipideau (after seeing the Video believes Tony’s Taped Commentary was): “The most positive Statement Target could have received from a Civilian. No script or state-of-the-art New York City Ad Firm could have placed those poignant Words into Koopersmith’s Mouth. Her Testimonial is definitely worth its Weight in ‘Gold’ or should we say Red Rubies to keep with the Theme. When I saw Adrienne’s Segment, it was so spontaneous, fresh, upbeat, real and true, it inspired me to exude my Appreciation for the Content of the Moment.”

CONCLUDING REMARKS: Target Corporation, the #2 Discount Chain Store Retailer is not like Wall Street Financiers in the sense that it houses unscrupulous Overlords and Swindlers. “Every Man” (Woman & Child) is Target’s Bed-and-Butter. Their Corporate Mission is to treat People the Way ‘The People’ deserve to be treated, with Respect, Dignity and Provisions or Opportunities to score great Products, super(b) Deals as well as knowing and feeling (deep down) that when their Customer returns home, that Trip is with Money in their Pocket(s). Scalping or Robbing is not in their Vocabulary or Business Plans. To Koopersmith, this is the Continuation of ‘The American Dream’ which is quickly dissolving in too many People’s Lives.

“Target puts the FUN and FUNDS (back) into Shopping.”
QUOTE OF ASK: Adrienne Sioux Koopersmith
Monday, December 22, 2008 – 11:34 AM CST.

Tony Gaddis for his 2009 Filmmaking Schedule at: tony(at)thefountainstudio(dot)com


Kurt Perschke for his future Art Projects that include The RedBall Project’s June, 2009 Appearance in Toronto, Canada during their Luminato Festival at: kurt(at)redballproject(dot)com

CONTACT INFO: To hire ASK to appear in your Print Ads and Commercials for 2009, contact her directly at:

Green Groups (those environmentally conscious) may contact GORF at:

ASK’s RedBall Blogs are found at:

October 1, 2008

& for the entire Month of September, these earlier Blogs begin at:

and chronologically run (back-words) from September 30 – September 3 (2008).