Friday, October 29, 2010

Artist To Roll Giant Ball Through Philly Streets Tomorrow

Tomorrow (Saturday) at 1 p.m., Italian artist Michelangelo Pistoletto will roll a giant ball made from local newspapers through the streets of Philadelphia. 
The community is invited to join the artist for this public-art performance, which is the first event celebrating the opening of the two exhibitions (November 2, 2010) at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
In 1967, Pistoletto rolled a giant ball made of newspapers through the streets of Turin. On October 30, Pistoletto will roll a contemporary replica made by Spiral Q Puppet Theater out of  the Museum and onto the streets of Philadelphia to represent the constantly shifting, newsworthy events of life. The Walking Sculpture will leave from the West Entrance at 1 p.m. and will roll through several adjoining neighborhoods and into Center City before returning to the Museum around 4 p.m., where it will be welcomed by large puppets made by Spiral Q. The performance will be held rain or shine; a reception at the Museum and preview of the exhibition will follow.
 WHEN:          Saturday, Oct. 30, 1 – 4 p.m.         

WHERE:        Philadelphia Museum of Art, West Entrance at 1 p.m.

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