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 Religious Center
A Train Depot
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 General...call 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.
ASK: Adrienne Sioux Koopersmith
Koopersmith's Global Communications
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Posted: Thursday, September 25, 2008 - 10:10 AM CST