Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Target Chicago: Kurt Perschke's RedBall Project takes Aim at its last 8 Days in Chicago.

ASK: Adrienne Sioux Koopersmith
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“People read what Adrienne writes about…”
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DATELINE: Tuesday, September 9, 2008


American Art Collector – Scottsdale, AZ
American Art Review – Stratham, New Hampshire
American Artist – New York City
American Indian Art Magazine – Scottsdale, AZ
The Anvil’s Ring – Georgetown, CA
Art & Living Magazine – Beverly Hills, CA
Art in America - – New York City
Art, Ltd. – Woodland Hills, CA
Art New England – Brighton, MA
Art Now Gallery Guide – Clinton, NJ
Art of the Hills – Hill City, SD
Art on Paper - New York City
Art Papers – Atlanta, GA
Art Scene – Urbandale, Iowa
Art Showcase Magazine – Ann Arbor, MI
Art Threat – Saugerties, NY
Art-Talk – Scottsdale, AZ
Arte al Dia International – Coral Gables, FL
Artforum International - – New York City
Artist Interviews Magazine – Los Angeles, CA
The Artist’s Magazine – Cincinnati, Ohio
Artnews – New York City
Artnexus – North Miami, FL
Arts Reach – Novato, CA
Artus – Los Angeles, CA
Artweek – Palo Alto, CA
Beautiful/Decay – Long Island City, NY
Big Magazine – New York City
Breakthrough Magazine – Hammond, LA
C Magazine – Toronto, Ontario, Canada
CAA News – New York City
Cabinet – Brooklyn, NY
Canadian Art - Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Carfac Manitoba Bulletin – Winnipeg, MB, Canada
Chicago Artists’ News – Chicago, IL
Chicago Gallery News – Chicago, IL
Cityart Magazine - Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Coagula Art Journal – Los Angeles, CA
ETC – Montreal, QC, Canada
F Newsmagazine – Chicago, IL
FAME’US – Los Angeles, CA
Fiberarts – Loveland, CO
Fine Art Connoisseur – West Palm Beach, FL
Folk Art Messenger – Richmond, VA
Fuse Magazine - Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Horses in Art – Jamul, CA
Images – Riverside, CA
Indian Trader – Gallup, NM
Informart – Easton, CT
Inuit Art Quarterly – Ottawa, ON, Canada
Journal of The Print World – Meredith, NH
Juxtapoz – San Francisco, CA
Literal: Latin American Voices
Magazin’Art – Westmount, QC, Canada
The Magazine – Santa Fe, NM
Matriart - Toronto, Ontario, Canada
MIX: Independent Art & Culture Magazine - Toronto, ON, Canada
Modernism Magazine – Lambertville, NJ
Muse – Ottawa, ON, Canada
Newsletter of the Decorative Arts Society – Rochester, NY
The Pastel Journal – Cincinnati, Ohio
Preston Catalogue – Ottawa, ON, Canada
Review – Kansas City, MO
Rotunda - Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Sculptural Pursuit – Littleton, CO
Sculpture Magazine – Washington, DC
Slate – Kingston, ON, Canada
Southwest Art – Boulder, CO
Southwest Colorado Arts Perspective – Mancos, Colorado
Spirale – Montreal, QC, Canada
Sunshine Artist Magazine – Orlando, FL
Surface & Symbol – Scarborough, ON, Canada
Surface Design Journal – Englewood, NJ
Tradicion Revista – Albuquerque, NM
Tribal – San Francisco, CA
Vie Des Arts – Montreal, QC, Canada
Visual - Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Visual Arts News – Halifax, NS, Canada
Visual Resources - Eugene, Oregon
WAAC Newsletter – Santa Monica, CA
Watercolor - – New York City
Watercolor Magic – Cincinnati, Ohio
Wildlife Art – Ramona, CA
Women In The Arts – Washington, DC
X-tra Contemporary Art Quarterly – Los Angeles, CA

Chicago, IL USA: As a 34-year Occupant, Resident and Promoter of The Arts, I interrupt your unusually hectic Day to personally invite you to make it even busier still. “Why?” you ask. Well, the Reason (of utmost importance) is to cordially invite you to Chicago sometime soon (by Wednesday, September 24, 2008 at the very latest) to experience and touch:

Kurt Perschke’s Red Ball Project

That is…for lack of a better Term…to:

“Paint The Town Red”

Sponsored by Target (the Second Biggest Retailer in America that gives 5% of its Income back to Communities which equates to $12,000,000 per Month),

‘KP’s Ball is having a Ball’ traveling The World.

Check out its Passport as LaBall’s been a-ROUND (Pun intended) and has probably accrued more ‘Frequent Flyer Miles’ than the Presidential Candidates have! RB: RedBall has been a Welcomed Visitor at bustling Locales & Landmark (Arenas) in:

St. Louis,
Portland and
Sydney, Australia

to date and now is residing in ‘Sweet Home, Chicago’ – the Windy City, where the Weather has been on the ‘Sunny Side of Awesome’ for its Stay. Even the Weather is cooperating which makes ‘The R-Experience all the finer, especially for those Photographers, Watercolorists and Oil Painters who find ‘RB’ (RedBall) a colorful Subject (or Object dArt as Connoisseurs coin the term).

It’s a General Confirmation that Public Art Displays are The People’s Favorite here. RedBall fits in with that Dynamic in a Number of Authentic Ways that you will find out about once you see it.

Because Chicago is ‘The Hub and Crossroads of America’ (after all, you have to refuel here in order to get from Los Angeles to New York City), there’s no better time than ‘The Present’ to make Chicago your Autumn Destination to ‘Catch The Ball’ – although that is an Impossibility since The Sculpture is 15 Feet Tall and breaks The Scale at 250 Pounds. You can try though. There’s Miles of Footage taken showing People doing ‘just that!’

YOUR ASSIGNMENT IF YOU SO ACCEPT: Send one of your Staff Members to report on THE BALL. Make it a Family Outing. Art of this Nature is only appearing once. As a City, Chicago is over 170 years old and this is a colorful First. And you ‘RED’ about it here.

TO ADD TO THE THRILL: Here are the Top 5 Online WebSites to gather up more Info besides my Blogs (listed at the Close of this Piece) that have been tracing RedBall’s Steps + Stops since its 2ND Event:






ANOTHER INVITATIONAL: By all means, feel free to email me at:


if you honestly do plan-a-Trip. I’ve been an active Artists’ Promoter – Resident - Writer here in ‘The Windy City’ since 1974 and know all The ‘Write’ Places to be in, out and about.

To date, The Koopersmithin’ ® RedBall Project Blogs include:

Monday, September 8, 2008 - Man your Cameras. It’s Chicago’s Very First: RedBall-a-Palooza ® coming to a Landmark near you!

Saturday, September 6, 2008 - Kurt Perschke's RedBall Project: Butta Bing. Butta Ball.

Friday, September 5, 2008 - RedBall Groupies Unite. Day 3 of Kurt Perschke's Project paints The Town 'RED'

Wednesday, September 3, 2008 - Goodness Gracious - A Red Ball of Fire!

Those Writings are conveniently found at:


for your REaDing Pleasure. Feel free to comment and/or send your Art-elated and related News to me for possible Inclusion + Results.

We genuinely hope to see you ATB: At The Ball!

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).