Sunday, June 30, 2013

Galatea Glance
Art Event – Friday, July 19, 2013 6:30-8:00 pm
by R Ferris

at The Sculpture Center
(part of the 2013 W2S Performance Series)
1834 E. 123rd St (off Euclid Ave. in Uptown), Cleveland, Ohio 44106  USA
For info: 216.229.6527
Pygmalion's ivory sculpture comes to life.
**please be advised that this event contains nudity **

The Galatea Glance event occurred on Friday, July 19 at the Cleveland Sculpture Center.  Over 100 people participated in this project, many becoming engaged in conversation provoked by the work and deciding to stay for most of the evening.  I was enthused by the willingness of many to decipher the interaction and draw parallels to other situations, both in the art world and out.

Some of the feelings expressed included: surprise, shock, delight, titillation, embarrassment, uncertainty, discomfort, anticipation and adventure.

I wish to thank Galatea for her honest and friendly presence that instilled a sense of calm in all present.  To everyone who attended, thank you for co-creating this piece; without you, there is no Engagement Art!

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