Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Re: This sounds like fun : Fountian & The Governors Ball

Governors Ball + Fountain + En Masse = Guaranteed Good Time

photo: courtesy Governors Ball 2012
(New York, NY) Spring is in full swing and Fountain Art Fair’s exciting programming just keeps coming.  Fountain’s undeniable passion for music and art has always been one of its trademarks, so what better way to celebrate their synergy than by partnering with En Masseand New York’s premiere music festival, Governors Ball!?
On Randalls Island from June 7th – 9th, Fountain will collaborate with Montreal based collectiveEn Masse to create an unforgettable live painting event.  Two massive octagonal structures on the festival’s grounds will be decked out with En Masse’s signature black and white murals.  Artists from around the city and the globe will work alongside the core members to publicly create one of Governors Ball’s greatest immersive art experiences; where street art and music become one.
Featuring such acts as Guns and Roses, Kanye West, Kings of Leon, Bloc Party, Nas and many others, Governors Ball has placed itself at the forefront of the hip-hop, rock and indie pop scene.  Their dedication to the arts has been exemplified by hosting a myriad of major public art installations throughout the festival weekend.
Team Fountain will be on site overseeing the painting process and enjoying all of the revelry that Governors Ball has to offer.  With over 60 acts spanning three days this is certain to be a weekend to remember!
The upcoming WAGMAG Benefit on May 21st will have a distinct Fountain flavor to it again this year, as Fountain is delighted to announce our 2nd annual contest winners. With over 100 submissions Fountain selected 5 artists: Tom Burtonwood, Mayuko Fujino, Daniel Patrick Helmstetter, Melodie Provenzano, and Sophia Sobers to represent our style and attitude at the exhibition. Each artist has graciously donated an original work to help raise funds for one of our favorite not-for-profit publications and represent Fountain at the event. Please keep an eye out on our website as we profile these artists this month. Thanks to all who submitted and don’t be surprised if your work gets a little press too!
Finally, save the date for Bushwick Open Studios on May 31st.  We will be sharing details surrounding  our Support Our Studios program shortly.
EN MASSE : (from French) “as a whole”, or “all together”.
EN MASSE is a Montreal based, multi-artist collaborative drawing project.  It draws life from the many creative individuals who take part in the project to create large-scale, highly spontaneous drawings in black and white. EN MASSE explores the creation of a collective vision; works created together that are greater than any one person could create alone.
photo: courtesy En Masse at Fountain New York 2012
About Governors Ball & Founders Entertainment: www.foundersent.com
Founders Entertainment, promoters of the Governors Ball Music Festival, is a New York City based event production and promotion company formed by former employees of Superfly Productions, ICM and Paradigm Talent Agencies, and Zenbu Media Group. With wide-ranging experience within the music business and event promotion industries, Founders Entertainment is built upon a strong foundation of knowledge when it comes to throwing unique and highly entertaining world-class events. Drawing upon this well-rounded experience base, Founders Entertainment's mission is to conceive, curate, and execute incredibly enjoyable events that not only feed peoples’ passion for live music, but also leave a lasting, positive impression on everyone involved.
photo: courtesy Governors Ball 2012
Stay tuned to FountainArtFair.com for more exciting news involving community initiatives and upcoming application packages for Fountain Miami 2013 and Fountain New York 2014.
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