September 16th, 2010 5:33 pm | by KELLY CLARKE News | Posted In: CLEAN UP, CLEAN UP, CLEAN UP, CLEAN UP

Greco Roman Wrestling and Wampire at Portland Art Museum's Shine A Light 2010

Shine A Light 2010, Portland Art Museum

The Portland Art Museum and and Portland State University just announced the line up for their second annual rock art party, Shine A Light, on Friday, Oct. 15. The quirky evening, devoted to connecting the museum to a new generation of fans through brief art installations, music and drinking, debuted last year, with E*Rock in the sculpture garden and Laurelwood's Chad Kennedy brewing a beer inspired by a WPA painting of homesteaders.

This year looks to be equally interesting, boasting art marriages, job jingles and "Greco-Roman wresting matches inspired by the Greco-Roman sculptures outside of the Crumpacker Library."

Here's info from the august institution itself. Psst. If the drawings on the flier look familiar, that's because they're from Kate Bingaman-Burt, author of Obsessive Consumption and former WW cover art doodler.
Demonstrations, events, and performances will take place inside and outside of the Museum. Outdoors in the sculpture court, attendees can enjoy snacks from local food carts Koi Fusion and Tastebud, and sample specially made beer brewed for the event by Coalition Brewing, Hopworks Urban Brewery, and Rock Bottom Brewery (Art & Beer). Inside the Museum, visitors are invited to turn into objects of “beauty” via a beauty mark (mole) distribution system (Mole Flanders); marry a work of art (Art/Life Partners); view wrestling performances that mimic traditional Greco-Roman sculptures (Two Boys, Wresting); and touch art object replicas (You Can Touch This). Objects in the silver gallery will slowly change color as colored lights ranging from blues and purples to red reflect on the pieces and glass display cases (Reflecting in Silver).

Audiences will also have the rare opportunity to see the Museum's galleries transformed into dance spaces where break dancers will freestyle to a live DJ (B-Boy is for Break Dance) and, in undetermined locations, dancers will spontaneously break into dance (Chance Dance). The evening will also offer three guided tours around the Museum—a music-led tour (Background Music Audio Guide), a voice-led tour of first-person accounts from Museum security (See Me... Hear Me... An Audio Tour), and a community-contributed object tour (A Teaching Collection). Around the Museum visitors can also hear music— jingles with lyrics based on Museum staff job descriptions and experiences (PAM Jingles) or listen to musicians playing in the galleries that correlate culturally to their music (Music from the Milieu). In the Northwest collection, works will be accompanied by music and sounds that punctuate the visual images depicted in the art (Incidental Aural Reinforcement). And in collaboration with the Columbia Orienteering Club, visitors can navigate the Museum's “terrain” by taking place in this sport that combines visual literacy with creative decision-making, physical endurance, and navigational skills (Portland Orienteering Museum).

Full list of artists and projects:
Katherine Ball - Music from the Milieu
Varithorn Christopher - B-Boy for Break Dance and Chance Dance
Ariana Jacob - Art/Life Partners
Hannah Jickling – Portland Orienteering Museum
Josh Mong - Music from the Milieu, Reflecting in Silver, and Incidental Reinforcement
Helen Reed – Presenting Mole Flanders (a project created by Jen Kovach and Coral Short)
Jen Delos Reyes - Background Music Audio Guide
Sandy Sampson - A Teaching Collection
Eric Steen - Art & Beer
Michelle Swinehart - You Can Touch This and See Me... Hear Me...
Lexa Walsh - PAM Jingles
Jason Zimmerman - Two Boys, Wrestling

Additional performances by:
Guidance Counselor

GO: Shine A Light 2010 takes place inside and outside Portland Art Museum, 1219 SW Park Ave. 6 pm-midnight Friday, Oct. 15. $12 or free with Museum admission, free for PAM members. The full Shine A Light schedule will be available at on September 20.
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