Monday, November 21, 2011
William Hessian kills canvas at Sample Night Live
Loungasaurus Rex will introduce me, the Smarts will play a mesmorizing improve accompanyment, and I, the CANVAS KILLER, will create and kill art. December 7th, 2011 is a Sample Night Live you will not want to miss. Dozens of other great local artists, musicians, theatre groups will be putting on a show as well. Tiny bite sized performances for your enjoyment.
For those that are unfamiliar with my art performances I create two works of art live on stage, and then let the audience decide which one survives and which one dies. I then destroy the losing painting. Each time I used different methods of destruction, and each time the work dies in a different way. My performances have been done at the History Theatre in St. Paul, the Red Hot Art Festival, the Adventure Festival and on web cam. You can browse other canvas kill live performances on this blog.
Here's my spiel and all the good info (including discount ticket code):
"William Hessian is proud to participate in Sample Night Live at 7pm on 12/7/2011 at the History Theatre in downtown Saint Paul. Sample Night Live presents a dozen short previews of upcoming performing arts events plus a visual arts installation on the first Wednesday of each month. Audiences use the playbill to opt in to the groups they love. It’s a great way to learn what is happening in the arts scene and discover something new! Everyone who shows up gets the opportunity to win a pair of tickets to the Guthrie as well as many other prizes donated by the groups performing that evening. Use Discount Code MEMBERS and get $5 off admission online. Buy tickets, check out the line-up and see the complete list of prizes at http://samplenightlive.com/.”
Out in the lobby I will also be displaying some new paintings, zines and free stickers.
Here are a few photos from past Canvas Kill Live performances: