Wednesday, August 13, 2014

GISHWHES Day 4: Art Day

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

This one was going to be my "busy" day.

I had been trying like crazy to gather 10 people for this:
Set to opera music, stage a water balloon fight between 10 or more participants all wearing business suits.(slow motion)
But alas, folks just didn't seem to be available in the middle of the day on a weekday. (I even had the perfect opera music picked out). Disappoint. :(

Teammates Stuart & Jenny stopped by and our first stop was over the Burien Cares for this awesome task:
Go to your local animal shelter/rescue and hold a photo shoot for one of its residents. Make an adoption flyer promoting the animal using the photos you’ve taken and post them on telephone poles. Prove that your campaign was successful. (It can be multiple images photoshopped into one submission).
Jenny had been looking particularly forward to this one from the beginning. We walked into the shelter, explained what we were doing and asked if they could direct us to the animal that needed the most help. Before the sentence was complete, we were hearing the name "Bear". 

This is Bear.

He was found on the side of the freeway by an investigator on his way to an arrest. Because of Bear's severe limp, they'd first thought he had been hit by a car. A vet later told them it was a degenerative muscle disease in his back legs (along with several other diseases). Bear is a male pug thought to be 10-12 years old.

Jenny almost died.
Before the poster was complete we were posting his image online everywhere we could think. (Story to be continued...)

After the shelter photo shoot, we took a stab at this one:
Sing a harmonized duet rendition of "Eye of the Tiger" with someone standing 30 yards away from you. The camera should be centered between the two singers and we should be able to see both in the frame.
It wasn't until the last day of submission that we realized we'd misread the directions as 30 feet instead of 30 yards. Not only was 30 feet hard enough, but once learned, that song does not easily leave your head! Hopefully we get some points for that. 

The next one was easy because Jenny is just that awesome.
Create a magnificent piece of GISHWHES or Elopus-related art and have it displayed in a gallery art show. The video should show the gallery space, patrons attending the show and viewing the piece. It must be a real art gallery - not your living room attended by friends.
Remember the random, creepy painting we picked up from the thrift store on Day 1? Take a look at its magnificent makeover!

Much better, right?
My friends at the Burien Arts Association said they were willing to hang it at the opening reception of their next show, which happened to be this week. Yesss!!!

That's quite enough for today. Stay tuned for day 5...

Read the first post of the series, GISHWHES: The craziest week of my life

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