Ephraim & Sadie Hatfield
We Invented Art.
Everything Must Go!
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An exploration of art and commerce through gift and barter economies.
As part of DownStreet Art, Ephraim & Sadie Hatfield manufactured large quantities of small electronic art works that they gave away free of charge through their pop-up “store” at 24 Eagle Street in North Adams, MA. Each work of art featured an object that had been gifted by the public to the Hatfields.
Give One, Get One Free:
The Hatfields sought interesting items, curiosities, toys, trinkets, memorabilia, and other objects that could serve as a focal point for these works.
Before the opening and throughout the exhibit’s run, people were encouraged to bring in their small objects so that they could be incorporated into a future work of art. Gifted objects were no more than a few inches in size, and light-weight items were preferred.
Prior to the opening, objects could be delivered to MCLA Gallery 51 at 51 Main Street in North Adams daily from 10 am – 6 pm. Those who donated objects before the exhibit’s opening on Thursday June 23rd received a coupon which guaranteed the holder a work of art at some point during the exhibit’s run.
DownStreet Art is a public art project designed to revitalize downtown North Adams. By harnessing existing arts organizations and events and transforming vacant and open spaces into arts destinations, DownStreet Art defines North Adams as a cultural haven, driving tourists and community members downtown.
Exhibit Dates & Times:
June 23rd – August 21st 2011
On view Thursdays – Saturdays 10 am – 6 pm and
Sundays 10 am – 2 pm
24 Eagle St. North Adams, Massachusetts
Thursday June 23rd 2011, 6 – 9 pm
Thursday July 28th 2011, 6 – 9 pm
The Hatfields hosted two electronic art workshops: Saturday July 9th from 10 am – 12 pm and Tuesday August 9th from 6 – 8 pm. The workshops were kid friendly, and free and open to the public.
Kadmust Arts interviewed Greylock Arts founders Matthew Belanger and Marianne Petit about Everything Must Go! Listen to the podcast.
Larry Alice, Fay Bartow, John Duane, Dan Field, Daniel O’Sullivan, Daniel Rozin, Ven Voisey and The Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP) at New York University
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