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Art in Odd Places (AiOP) – call for proposals

Posted on Tuesday, February 26th, 2013 by UNCG Research.

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Sheryl Oring, UNCG Assistant Professor, Art

UNCG Assistant Art Professor Sheryl Oring is working with the NYC-based Art in Odd Places (AiOP) founder to bring a public art event to Greensboro. The event will occur in the fall in conjunction with the Southeastern College Art Conference (SECAC).

The AiOP and SECAC invite artists to propose projects for the first ever installment of AiOP/Greensboro by midnight EST, April 2, 2013.

The festival of creative works, projects, and live performances that expand notions of public space and art will take place with the SECAC annual conference on November 1 & 2, 2013, along Elm Street in downtown Greensboro.

Projects will subtly disrupt pedestrians from their predictable paths and move them towards a new awareness of their everyday environment. Proposals may include poetry, performance, site-specific installations, video projections, painting, sculpture, drawing, illustration, street art, design, music, and any variation on cross-disciplinary work using the theme of NUMBER. Works will occur all along Elm Street in plain view – transparent, accessible and interactive.

Art in Odd Places aims to stretch the boundaries of communication in the public realm by presenting artworks in all disciplines outside the confines of traditional public space regulations. AiOP reminds us that public spaces function as the epicenter for diverse social interactions and the unfettered exchange of ideas.

The full Call for Proposals and Application form may be found at http://www.artinoddplaces.org/call-for-proposalsgreensboro/.