Tuesday, July 19, 2011

NEW PROJECT, NEW MEMBERS!


THIS IS AN OPEN CALL FOR ARTISTS AND VOLUNTEERS!

Hey guys! We are back! We have been away working on our next big project. In September, we will be participating in Flux Projects. We have been working hard on formulating our ideas and now we are ready to work! We are looking for more members, volunteers, assistants, performers, musicians, artists, hard workers, and friends. We are an open art collective, focusing on collaboration across all mediums of art. Come join us!


email us at dodekapus@gmail.com for more information on how to get involved!


Also, thank you so much for coming out to Carnival: a Living Walls fundraiser! We had a ton of fun, and raised some money for our good ol' friends Living Walls. They still need more help, so watch out for more events you can attend to help them out, like this saturday night! INFO HERE:

This Saturday--July 23--Living Walls is hosting both a yard sale and a party. Each event is a variation of the Really Really Free Market concept: if you bring can(s) of paint to the yard sale, you can exchange them for other things at the yard sale. If you bring can(s) of paint to the party later that night, you'll get beer in return.

---Yard Sale: from 9am-2pm---

Looking to get rid of some things? Donate them to the yard sale. Drop them off at the above address anytime this week; contact Alex at alexandra@livingwallsconfe​rence.com.


----Party: from 7pm-12am----

Trade paint for beer. Of course, the amounts vary depending on how much paint you donate.

Note: If you do not have paint, please bring money instead.

COME SUPPORT LIVING WALLS.
www.livingwallsconference.​com

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

ARTADIA IS NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS ONLINE !!!

Artadia is now accepting applications for the Artadia Awards 2011 Atlanta from all visual artists living and working in Greater Atlanta (23-county area). Individual artists and collaboratives working in all media and at any point in their career are strongly encouraged to apply. Awardees will be selected in the fall of 2011 through Artadia's two-tiered jury process. This is Artadia's second awards cycle in Atlanta.

All applications must be submitted online by September 15, 2011 at 11:59pm (EST).

INFO SESSION AT THE ATLANTA CONTEMPORARY ART CENTER
Saturday, July 16, 4 pm EST
Artadia Program Manager Ute Zimmermann explains the online application and Artadia process
Atlanta Contemporary Art Center
535 Means Street, NW, Atlanta, GA 30318
Free and open to the public. No RSVP required.

For eligibility requirements, more information session dates, and to access the web-based application, please visit www.artadia.org

Artadia's mission is to encourage innovative practice and meaningful dialogue across the United States by providing visual artists in specific communities with unrestricted awards and a national network of support. Founded in 1997, Artadia is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Artadia Awards are determined through a jury process that employs nationally prominent curators, artists, and arts professionals. Since its founding, Artadia has awarded over $2 million to more than 200 artists in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Houston, and the San Francisco Bay Area. In 2009, Artadia launched a New york residency program for Artadia Awardees at the International Studio and Curatorial Program (ISCP), Brooklyn. Most recently, Artadia inaugurated a national publications and Exhibitions Exchange program offering Awardees crucial exposure on a national level.

Generous support for Atlanta artists with Artadia has been provided by foundations including the Judith Alexander Foundation and the LUBO Fund, and individual contributions led by Board member Louis Corrigan in addition to Robert Brawner, Paul Hagedorn, Lauren & Tim Schrager, and New York Board member Marie Samuels.



www.artadia.org

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Clayton State University



DODEKAWHAT!?!?!?! Trevor Jones here.

Today we finished up our fiscal agreement to 7 Stages by completing a two day workshop at Clayton State University's "Theatre Collaboration" Class. Shontelle Thrash has been leading her students through a journey of worldly approaches to collaboration. Shay, Cara, and I really loved speaking with and sparking new ideas with this class. Many new talents were shared among peers and from that were beautiful ideas to help their community. Hopefully they will run with these new ideas and explore new ways to present a project.

We've invited them to our meetings and SUNDAY the 20th at 2PM Open Dodekapus meeting at Cabbagetown Park. (bring red and white paper) See you there and can't wait to share what we have in the works.

Check out this link to see what Clayton State University is up to
http://a-s.clayton.edu/cstheater/

DODEKOUT!

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Thanks for Dreaming




Photo courtesy of PLF.

DODEKAWHAT!?! On Feb. 5th Dodekapus presented to the city of Atlanta: I Can Dream All Day." A spectacle of otherworldy proportions that included Orpheus in Dream World, a play written by Cameron Stuart with Nightmare by Brice Watson, A Dream of Flying by Amy Pursiful, story by Dodekapus, directed by Phillip Justman and costumed by Shay Buckley. Other performers were: Lucky Polavarapu, Lam Nguyen, Annette Guzman, ORION, Stephanie Pharr, The Collective Project, Trevor Jones, Wilhelmena Williams, Bradley Bailey, Adrian Barzaga, Connor Oneal. We had a the musical ambience of Mikhail Ally, Bradley Bailey, Ryan Gregoty, Daniel Bauregard, Zane Ally, Clementine Willowilde, Shorty Bedford, Alex Wharton, Colin Baylor, Michael Jordan, Sebastian Otero, Cameron Stuart, Lam Nguyen, Erica Ransbottom, Michael Hamm, Adrian Barzaga, Santiago Paramo, Nadia Marie Belvanson, Jesse Merriman, Nternational Underground, The Opa Band, TRICIL, Phil Sins, Chris Childs, Drew Woodward, Topher Mont, and Laura Martin. Culinary treats were provided by November Carruth and Brian Duffy. The design team included: Ana Paramo, Loc Lam, and Corey Koberna. Sound and lights were headed by Danny Davis and provided by Jonathan Prestige.The Dodekapus crew was brilliantly motivated by Melanka Joy Sachno.

On a wonderfully bright first Tuesday of February we were putting final touches on the space and dropping Asahi on ice. The Children's Healthcare silent auction was set up and the crates for Atlanta Community Foodbank stacked. At sunset there was an overwhelming buzz of anxiety and excitement while Cameron and Mel urged focus and celebration. People then piled in. Despite the Art Papers event, Robert Plant playing at the fox and numerous other packed events around town, we had about a thousand attendees throughout the night.

The Collective Project performed as sleepy dwellers of dream world, while an original house band carried the story of the play, Orpheus in dream world by Cameron Stuart. Some people watched, participated, or stood by enjoying their company over an Asahi beer while others took in the multimedia display of artistry. Some of the other performances included a musical spotlight, visual performance and dance, and a very nightmarish drum circle with Butoh dancing and a be-heading. In other spaces and times of the dream realm, simply walking through the 13 foot jellyfish brought to life by breeze and light brought up emotions and feelings of joy only found in the fantasy-reality of our dreams. There were murals, photos, installations, sculpture, wheat-pastes, and even an interactive swing that showed Dodekapus really shines when working in the collective “all art is art” collaborative setting. An appearance by Captain Planet and the Planeteers was very popular, and even the Atlanta Police Department enjoyed their time in our space. Nicole Craine wrote this is her blog about our show, “The event celebrated the journey of dreaming and all of the experiences that relate to dreams including fantasy, lucid dreaming, the past, present and future, sleep paralysis, and nightmares. As one could imagine, the possibilities for the evening were endless. Dodekapus was definitely a unique experience for Atlanta and perhaps more of what Atlantans should be embracing in the art community: Free expression, liberation of the arts, and an open mind. It does seem that our fixation on galleries and concentrated art market has yet to expand to such an area of freedom and vitality. Dodekapus offered a new insight into what's brewing around Atlanta and presents the hope that we may just be breaking out of our shell when it comes to the somewhat conservative art market that structures the community.” Thanks, Nicole. We intended to inspire, collaborate and create and hope that the city joined us that night in our journey through dreams and their impact. Overall, we raised $-- for Children’s Health Care of Atlanta and collected 381 food items for Atlanta Community Food Bank. We want to personally thank every performer, collaborator, artist, and friend we worked with during the production and event. Thanks to Asahi for their delicious beer, Sam Flax for all their help, 7stages theater for their support, The Imperial Opa for their amazing display and The Collective Project for their share in making in our dreams, and the dreams of Atlanta, come alive! We can’t wait until the next time, and look out for news and updates at www.dodekapus.org. DODEKAWHAT?!

Check out all the promotion and buzz about our event:
http://clatl.com/culturesurfing/archives/2011/02/10/photos-dodekapus-i-can-dream-all-day
http://theimperialopa.com/circus/opa-news/dodekapus-presents-i-can-dream-all-day
http://artrelish.com/2011/01/10/dodekapus-i-can-dream-all-day
http://plancast.com/p/3edk/dodekapus-presents-can-dream-day
http://www.pranapix.com/pranapix-showing-with-dodekapus-i-can-dream-all-day/
http://www.gpb.org/news/2011/02/04/dodekapus-art-collective
http://www.yidio.com/dodekapus-presents-i-can-dream-all-day-nightmare-performance/id/2098869004
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MJpjQKQfksg
http://twitter.com/TravisBroyles/statuses/34352924997984256
http://www.flickr.com/photos/plfpaint/5327841636
http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/wabe/news.newsmain/article/223/0/1759006/WABE.Features/Dodekapus.Art.Collective
http://www.gsusignal.com/entertainment/dreams-become-reality-through-dodekapus-1.2454429


We meet on Thursdays at 8PM and Sundays at 2PM Find more info check
http://www.facebook.com/#!/group.php?gid=293779968312
&
http://dodekapus.org

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

DODEKAPUS PRESENTS:


Dodekapus is a budding Atlanta-based artist's collective whose goals aim to help artists collaborate along with creating unique works of art for community based multi-media events. On the fifth of February, twenty eleven, Dodekapus Art Collective will be hosting its next fantastical art show, “I Can Dream All Day” at Relapse Theatre Warehouse located at two hundred Permalume Place Northwest. A not to be missed experience, please join the world of Dr. Somnus as he takes you on a wild and experimental journey through the land of dreams and nightmares with magical performances, pillow fights, mysterious potions, and extravagant displays of the imagination! The doors open at eight pm. Admission is five dollars, or bring a canned food (donated to Atlanta Community Food Bank) and it’s only three dollars. Dodekapus will also be auctioning off a collaborative piece of artwork created by the kids at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, with proceeds going back to the hospital. So, come out! Make your dreams a reality through your local arts community! We’ll see you on February fifth, Atlanta!

Dodekaluv,

Dodekapus

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Dodekapus throws "Art Party" at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta with the help of Sam Flax








On Thursday December 9, 2010, Dodekapus Art Collective took the trend of “art party” to a different level when they visited Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta (Egleston Children’s Health Care System and Scottish Rite Children’s Medical Center merged in 1998 forming Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta). With donations from Sam Flax, the members of Dodekapus were able to bring paints, canvases, and paper to the children so they could paint a dream-inspired piece for Dodekapus’ “I Can Dream All Day” show, set for February 5, 2011, and create pieces for themselves to take with them.

The room was covered with streamers of all colors, table decorations, coloring books, toy microphones, silly sunglasses, beaded necklaces, stickers, and arts and crafts. With over 20 kids present, their imaginations were able to run wild and laughter and excitement filled the room as the children learned that their pieces would be displayed and auctioned off at the Dodekapus show with all proceeds from the pieces going straight back to their hospital.

As the day came to a close, Dodekapus rewarded each child with an honorary membership to their collective in the form of a certificate, and left with the promise of returning to host more art parties for the children in the future.

“Connecting with these children that are fighting such a big battle at such a young age is extremely inspiring. I’m blessed to have met them and to have shared good times with some whose good times may be more limited.”- Adrian Barzaga of Dodekapus.

Some of the children at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta are facing life-threatening diseases. With the funds raised by Dodekapus and other organizations, the city of Atlanta can take part in aiding medical research and growing resources for treating these brave children. And with charitable donations made by companies such as Sam Flax, these children are able to enjoy a break from their days stuck in their hospital rooms so they can be kids again, even if it is just for an hour.

To view the children’s work, to bid for a piece of the work, or to donate to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, please come the Dodekapus event on February 5, 2011, at the Relapse Warehouse at 1200 Permalume Place, Atlanta, GA, 30318. For more information, please go to the Dodekapus website at www.dodekapus.org.

video

Special thanks to Tamyra for her inspiring words, and celebrating art with the members of Dodekapus!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Dodeka Press

Dodeka Press has emerged out of the need for an outlet; among the media minded Dodekapus members. We want to create a presentational view of what our community is doing while highlighting our members' work.

The blog will no longer state meeting time & place; however, we always meet on Thursdays @ 8PM and Sundays @ 2PM. For more information, follow our Facebook feed: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=293779968312&ref=ts

If anyone is interested in contributing to this new Dodekapus blog/zine/creative space... please submit any files (images, writing, recipes, reviews, rants, digital animation, video, and future events pertaining to the 12 mediums that Dodekapus represents to our email.) Please also submit artist bios no more than 100 words, including examples of work and anything else you wish to be accompanied with said bio.

For further reference here is a list of all active Dodekapus members involved with the Dodeka Press:
Brice Elizabeth Watson
Trevor Jones
Kyle Nielsen
Patty Lacrete
Ian Thompson
Matt Jones



Please send all submissions to dodekapress@gmail.com