Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Take a NAP!

Napping Affects Performance (NAP) opens Friday, May 14 (6-8pm) at Art League Houston and runs until June 25. NAP is a free service and a participatory/performance project offering people a place to take a nap. NAP’s relation to performance is two-fold: its benefits on day-to-day functioning and the context participants are placed in while experiencing performance art whether a reading, interaction, etc.

Participants may drop-in or make an appointment to nap by calling 713-582-1198 any time during Art League Houston hours (Hours: M-F 9am-5pm, Sat. 11am-5pm). Special group/community events including bedtime stories and lullabies will be scheduled throughout the run of the show.

Special events include:

Friday, May 14---*Opening reception*, Kisa Parker from the University of Houston's Moore School of Music will perform Brahms' Lullaby (Opening is 6-9pm, performance is at 7pm)

Sunday, May 23---Julia Claire Wallace, performnace art, 2pm.

Saturday, June 5---Beth Secor will treat us to a storytime starting at 1:30pm.

Saturday, June 19---Ruby Woodward a.k.a. "Lips" will be whistling lullabies starting at 1:30pm.

The projected affects of NAP are a more restful community, a unique experience of performance art, and a new context for artists performing.

NAP can be followed at www.nappingaffectsperformance.blogspot.com. For an appointment to nap, please call: 713-582-1198.

Art League Houston
1953 Montrose Blvd.
Houston, TX 77006
Hours: M-F 9am-5pm, Sat. 11am-5pm
May 14-June 25, 2010

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