Art Moves Project Debuts in Lafayette

Pilot public art initiative comes to Coffee Shop on October 20th

 PLEASE NOTE NEW DATE OF OCT 20.

Lafayette, CA — Art Moves Project (AMP) shares Edifice: Uncovered, its first public presentation of an art installation with dance, on Friday, October 20th, at Coffee Shop’s Lafayette location. Edifice: Uncovered includes two free performances at 4:30 pm and 6:30 pm.

AMP realizes a new form of public art for Lafayette by commissioning California artists and choreographers from varying disciplines and backgrounds, using exploratory and socially relevant themes. The result is temporary outdoor work, with Edifice: Uncovered being a study of this concept at Coffee Shop, a visible downtown space.

Edifice: Uncovered reflects the collaboration between Lissa Resnick’s Los Angeles-founded and now San Francisco Bay Area-based No Strings Attached Dance Company and artist Marcia Barrow Taylor. Their work delves into “What’s Inside?”

“Although I have been creating and exhibiting work for more than ten years, my recent endeavor with Art Moves Project has led me into unfamiliar and exciting territory” said Marcia Barrow Taylor. Edifice: Uncovered is my first site-specific installation and has afforded me an opportunity to add a performance aspect to my art.”

Adults and children alike will have the chance to witness the result of this unique Art Moves Project-led collaboration and will be invited to share their thoughts on Edifice: Uncovered by writing on an interactive installation.

“We are excited to assist Art Moves Project through Lafayette Community Foundation’s Excellence Grants and as part of our mission to support the arts in our community,” explained Cheryl Noll, President of the Lafayette Community Foundation. “Art Moves Project is different from anything that we have supported in the past and we appreciate its unique vision.”

Coffee Shop is also helping AMP by donating ten percent of their October 20th proceeds to the Project. A raindate for Edifice: Uncovered has been set for Friday, October 20th, with performances at 4:30 pm and 6:30 pm.

About Art Moves Project 

Art Moves Project (AMP) is a pilot public art initiative founded by Lafayette residents Yukie Fujimoto, Christy Mack and Lissa Resnick. AMP merges visual and dance art, bringing it out of traditional indoor venues and into outdoor spaces. AMP is supported by the Lamorinda Arts Council’s Arts Incubator Program, Lafayette Community Foundation and private donors. For more information, visit @artmovesproject on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter and www.lamorindaarts.org/artsincubator.

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