Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Fit to be Tied! (My BIG Fat Group Wedding)

14 Pews artist-in-residence Emily Sloan will host Fit to be Tied!, My BIG Fat Group Wedding this Saturday, June 13 at 14 Pews. The event will begin at 1pm with a meeting of those relishing life marriage-free, followed by vow writing, contracts and interviews from 2-4pm. The main event, a group ceremony will take place at 4pm with a reception of cake and wedding photographs following at 5pm.

“There are so many facets to marriage including desire, avoidance, struggles for rights, and struggles involving individuality and property,” said artist Emily Sloan. “I am looking forward to the experience of the sharing of unique views through interviews, vows, and pseudo-contracts. The ceremony itself will then be the icing on the cake where the audience can vocalize and share their interpretations with a group.”

Organizer/Host/Blessed Reverend: Internationally unknown artist, Emily Sloan has projects including Napping Affects Performance (NAP), a participation and performance project hosted live for six weeks at Art League Houston and ongoing in Houston, east Texas, and upstate New York; Wash and Hair Wash (a benefit for Japan), public, all day performances hosted by Gallery 1724 (Houston); Salon des Refusés: artwork rejected from Lawndale Art Center's The BIG Show (2010-2011); Funeral Party, a life and death experience performed at 14 Pews, January 1, 2011 (upcoming again in 2012); TX BI 2011; a public art project for Art League Houston to be unveiled later this summer, and is the artist-in-residence at 14 Pews where the Southern Naptist Convention was recently hosted.

In her free time she enjoys impersonating and experiencing life as investigative reporter Marvin Zindler through her alter ego, investigative performer Zarvin Mindler. http://www.emilysloanblog.blogspot.com/

About 14 Pews: Located at 800 Aurora St., Houston, Texas 77009, this Houston landmark is the oldest white wooden church in the Heights. Built in 1924, it has housed the Sunset Heights Church of Christ, Aurora Picture Show, and is now home to 14 Pews. 14 Pews is a non-profit microcinema providing regular screenings of independent documentaries and feature films, along with 4 annual film festivals and several affordable film/video educational classes. For more information, please visit: http://www.14pews.org/

Special thanks to our patron saint, Saint Arnold, for sponsoring the event with beer.

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