FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: September 25, 2013
Contact: Robin Gee,
Public Information Manager
Phone: (310) 458-8590
Tips to Enhance Your Experience at Glow Santa Monica
SANTA MONICA, Calif. (Sept. 25, 2013)
– To enhance your art appreciation
experience at Glow 2013, Artistic Director Marc Pally offers these five tips.
the Tradition of Plein Air Painting – Plein air, which literally means “in
the open air” is a method of painting ideally suited for Southern California
beaches because of the phenomenal light. Artists clamored to the coastal
communitys of Laguna Beach and Santa Monica in the 19th and 20th
centuries to take advantage of crystalline light and air. The tradition of
painting and creating on the beach is one of Glow’s inspirations.
on Experience – Instead of looking at a 2-dimensional painting and searching
for the literal translation of the visual, Glow’s artworks put the emphasis on
the experience of the visitor. When you come to Glow try and absorb and observe
the quality and kinds of light and space around you – consider imagery as one
of many sources of meaning.
the Common – Taking common items and transforming them into something
magical and powerful. At this year’s event visitors will see common cargo
containers transformed into corridors of mystery and discovery. Experiencing
such art gives us the power to rethink what is common and consider
transformation as an empowering means to more deeply experience our lives.
- Think Outside
the Museum – Expand and reconsider what you have considered as your
expectations for art. Instead of paintings and sculptures in rooms in a museum
think of the entire beach as an ever-evolving vital cultural laboratory, a
museum without walls – the beach is our common public space, a demonstration of
our democratic values, Glow invites everyone to experience new directions in
- Be Open
to Curiosity, Wonder and Befuddlement – Don’t be burdened by the idea that
you have to understand every piece of art you see. Be open to all the wonderful
experiences art can provide including confusion – art can lead the way to the
future, so it should be no surprise that it often seems mystifying – take this
aspect of art as an opportunity to explore new ways of thinking – stretch!
Glow 2013 will take place on Saturday, September 28th
from 7 p.m. to 3 a.m. For more information please visit http://glowsantamonica.org/.