Todays Sponsors are :-  CUPS, Grandin Theatre, Local Roots Restaurant, Too Many Books, Roanoke Natural Foods Co-op, 1327 Grandin Road, Ironlak Paints

Tuesday February 21 GRANDIN VILLAGE

Curated by Mim Young

Follow the Pied BagPiper, Brandon Davis of Pop’s Soda Shop, as he provides an irresistible, melodic escort from one event to the next.

Max Zorn, a Packing Tape Artist based in Amsterdam, has sent a Tape Art piece for the Festival — according to his website, this will be the American debut for Max’s work. Watch the video link to see how this amazing artist works, and visit Grandin Village to see the illumination piece.

3:45 – 4:30pm         “Too Many Words” Spoken Word event. Audience participation encouraged! Curated by Lee Mellozi.  At Too Many Books.

4:30 – 4:40pm         Dedication of Inaugural Roanoke Art Mural Project (RAMP) featuring the art of Village resident Toobz Noel. At the CUPS building wall facing 7/11 parking lot.

4:45 – 5:15pm         First showing of “Wanderlust” – a film by London filmmaker Roelof Bakker, at the Grandin Theatre. See a Trailer: http://vimeo.com/32510638  Video info: http://www.rbakker.com/wanderlust/index.html


5:15 – 5:45pm   Peruse the art offerings at Village businesses, especially CUPS (MAF Village Headquarters) featuring Anita Allen; Local Roots Restaurant featuring Scott “Toobz” Noel; and an interactive “Make Your Mark” piece at the Co-op — made by you and others!

5:45pm – 6:30ish   On to the Immolation site — the community circle at Virginia Heights Baptist Church — for concluding activities. Sculptor Kurt Steger’s Burden Boat will be on display inside the former CODA cafe window. Burdensome and divisive papers that have been dropped off at area Village businesses throughout the week will be “shed via shred”, releasing those who had been afflicted with rejection notices, hurtful letters, and divisive political caricatures and rhetoric. John Wilson presents his “Ring of Fire”, complete with Fire Hoopers and other fiery performers.

Then make your way to CUPS, Village bars, and restaurants to quench your thirst.

7:15pm  Final showing of Roelof Bakker’s “Wanderlust” film at the Grandin Theatre.

Continue your celebration in the Village!

Rain cancels all fire festivities
Festival ends 
Ongoing and of note:

Ongoing exhibits in Grandin Village throughout the month include the photography of Debra Simpson at CUPS, the “Make your Mark” interactive exhibit curated by Katherine Devine at Roanoke Natural Foods Co-op, and a photography exhibit upstairs at the Grandin Theatre.

During the week of the Marginal Arts Festival, Scott Noel’s art will be on display at Local Roots Restaurant, and a specially-concocted Marginal drink will be available, and Anita Allen’s work will be at CUPS. Kurt Steger’s “Burden Boat Project” will be on display in the former CODA building at 1327 Grandin Road, as will Amsterdam artist Max Zorn’s Tape Art piece.

* Shedding of the Divisive and Burdensome

You are encouraged to go to participating Grandin Village businesses to write down hurtful words or divisive labels that prevent people (and our country) from accepting each other’s differences, and place them in the marked receptacles. You can also bring burdensome papers that you wish to be liberated from through the document’s destruction (e.g. hurtful letters, rejection notices). They will be placed in Kurt Steger’s Burden Boat throughout the week, and will be destroyed in a shredder during the ceremony that concludes the 2012 Marginal Arts Festival.


The Burden Boat Project, Kurt Steger, 2011.


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