Denison Art Marathon Fills Nighttime Hours
Posted: February 24, 2006
Denison University's Art Department is hosting its second Art Marathon -- "I'll Sleep When I'm Dead" -- from 7 p.m. on Friday (March 3) to 7 a.m. on Saturday (March 4) in Cleveland Hall. The event is free and open to the public.
Members of the community are encouraged to stop by and join students, faculty, and staff from the University in the event at any point in time and watch art students and faculty creating work over the 12-hour period. This marathon is timed to lend encouragement to art majors who are completing their works for the annual exhibition by graduating seniors in the Denison Gallery.
Visiting artist Ryan Roth will return to Denison to host the marathon. Roth was a visiting assistant professor of art last semester when he initiated the Art Marathon experience. At that time, he said that the purpose of the Art Marathon was "to check your endurance, to examine your work at four o'clock in the morning and see how that differs from your self-critique at four o'clock in the afternoon."
Since no one was able to stay awake for the full 24 hours of last semester's marathon, however, the time frame was shortened to the overnight hours.
Food and music will help keep energy levels up. Roth also observed that the marathon "is an opportunity for students to see faculty working on a piece and observe their thinking process."
CALENDAR LISTING: Denison University, Granville -- Art Marathon experience, 7 p.m. to 7 a.m., Friday and Saturday (March 3 and 4), Cleveland Hall. Food and recorded music offered. Free and open to the public. Call (740) 587-6596 to confirm information.
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- Barbara Stambaugh
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