Smart phones, poetry and good old-fashioned scavenger hunts are on the docket atthe Power Station
Oil & Cotton co-owner Shannon Driscoll says that they have created an interactive booklet that encourages exploration of the Power Station. Budding artists assemble book pages as they go on a scavenger hunt to sketch, take rubbings, write poetry and tour the building's six stations.
“The Power Station is normally about artists reacting to the space and the building, and we want the book to engage people to look around,” Oil & Cotton co-owner Shannon Driscoll says.
“The Power Station is normally about artists reacting to the space and the building, and we want the book to engage people to look around," Driscoll says.
Located in Exposition Park in an old power and light building from the 1920s, the Power Station is an initiative to allow artists a platform for contemporary art projects. Generations participants can view the current exhibit, I am real estate, by New York-based artist Nikolas Gambaroff.
Oil & Cotton is also bringing in photographer Laura Beth Turner for an iPhone photo class.
“We figured that most people have smartphones,” Driscoll says. “Laura wanted to make it a kind of scavenger hunt with a camera.”
The Writer’s Garrett has also organized a poetry workshop with writer Lisa Huffaker.
The Power Station’s manager Danielle Morgan says that the collaboration for Saturday’s event has been seven months in the works, and they expect around 150 people of all ages to stop by from 2-6 pm.
Morgan also says that they’re planning to make “Generations” an annual event. Admission is free and open to everyone and includes a 6 pm barbecue.