An exploration of art and commerce through gift and barter economies.
Archived on August 21 2011.
As part of DownStreet Art, Ephraim & Sadie Hatfield will manufacture large quantities of small electronic art works that they will give away free of charge through their pop-up “store” at 24 Eagle Street in North Adams, MA. Each work of art will feature an object that has been gifted by the public to the Hatfields.
Give One, Get One Free:
The Hatfields seek interesting items, curiosities, toys, trinkets, memorabilia, and other objects that can serve as a focal point for these works.
Before the opening and throughout the exhibit’s run, people are encouraged to bring in their small objects so that they may be incorporated into a future work of art. Gifted objects should be no more than a few inches in size, and light-weight items are preferred.
Objects can be delivered to MCLA Gallery 51 at 51 Main Street in North Adams daily from 10 am – 6 pm. Those who donate objects before the exhibit’s opening on Thursday June 23rd will receive a coupon which guarantees the holder a work of art at some point during the exhibit’s run.
DownStreet Art is a public art project designed to revitalize downtown North Adams. By harnessing existing arts organizations and events and transforming vacant and open spaces into arts destinations, DownStreet Art defines North Adams as a cultural haven, driving tourists and community members downtown.
Exhibit Dates & Times:
June 23rd – August 21st 2011
On view Thursdays – Saturdays 10 am – 6 pm and
Sundays 10 am – 2 pm
24 Eagle St. North Adams, Massachusetts
Thursday June 23rd 2011, 6 – 9 pm
Thursday July 28th 2011, 6 – 9 pm
The Hatfields will be hosting two electronic art workshops: Saturday July 9th from 10 am – 12 pm and Tuesday August 9th from 6 – 8 pm. The workshops will be kid friendly, and are free and open to the public. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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