Our new documentarian extraordinaire, Mavis Clapp, took these stills yesterday at the project site:
The weather has been clear (and HOT) the past four days, and Molly is making great progress on the mural. As of this evening, every shape has been laid down on the panels, so it's patterns and fills from here on out! Garth is rehearsing dancers every day and will be getting costumes for the performance this week. Hopefully soon we will have sneak peeks to show you....
The Asheville Rites Project is a public performance collaboration between painter Molly Rose Freeman, dancer Garth Grimball, and musician Michael Libramento. In April, Molly will install a series of wall-sized panels at the RiverLink Sculpture and Performance Plaza in the River Arts District of Asheville, NC. Over the course of a month, she will paint an abstract mural on them to act as a backdrop for a dance piece that Garth will choreograph. Michael will compose an original score for the piece, and it will be played live during the performance. The performance is scheduled for May 21 and will be free and open to the public. This project is made possible with support from RiverLink, Arts2People, Asheville Mural Project, Asheville Ballet, and the generosity of the sponsors listed below.