Highlights of GA/GI Fest 2010

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Share the Love.... Love the Lint!

In 2009, Gian Carlos Silva-De Jesús  took a random ad from Craigslist posted by a guy looking to purchase a $50 BMX Bike and began an international music initiative--The Craiglist Tunes Project. With the collaboration of "El Santos, " a reggaeton producer from Puerto Rico, 'Soy Sos" a Pittsburgh Producer and "Biddle" a Pittsburgh Rapper, the first experiments with collecting mundane words and putting them to rhythms and songs began.   Says Gian, "I bring my culture and music to build bridges.By mixing people and sounds from different places, we are creating new forms of cross cultural music production." At GA/GI, Silva-De Jesus will be collecting words of love and peace from passersby, to put into his super song mixer.See more about one of his other projects here. He expects to produce a CD of the GA/GI collections in the near future. Find DeSliva and his traveling recording booth--"Walkmic"-- at the BGC Activities Center on Friday, April 1st, Saturday, April 2 at the Glass Center.

Cheryl Capezutti w/ "Febreeze"
If you ask anyone about Cheryl Capezutti, you'll mostly likely get a broad smile, just before they answer. For years, Capezutti has been delighting people of all ages and demographics across Southwestern, PA  with her  artful wit, artsy programming, and artistic revelations. One of the city's premiere "found object artists" she broke ground by taking the unsalvagable--common dryer lint--and creating soulful and whimsical figures and puppets from that waste product. Since then, Cheryl and her puppets have shown up everywhere in dozens of communities, and have graced downtown during First Night.
Cheryl says the goals for her work are to get people to ponder the daily tasks they take for granted, to converse about the place of art in contemporary society and to delight in the creative process.
You can collect lint for Cheryl's National Lint Project @ M & G Laundry located at 5511 Penn Avenue. Mail your lint to Capezutti @ 1509 Tremon Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15212 along with your name, what you washed and how doing laundry makes you feel.Cheryl is especially interest in getting lint from people who live and work near the Penn Avenue corridor.
You can Also drop off  lint and information at ARTica Gallery 5110 Penn Ave by March 25th.

So remember, a non tumbling dryer gathers no lint. Get that laundry done and contribute! :-)

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