‘Arts Alive!’ Event Set for Oct. 11


New York Graffiti artist, Epic Uno.

The Greenwich Arts Council is unveiling Deconstruction at their annual “Arts Alive!” event on Oct. 11 at the Bendheim Gallery. In addition to performance art, paintings, sculptures and prints, guests will be the first to see an Arts Council room transformed by renowned New York Graffiti artist, Epic Uno. The graffiti art mural is sponsored by LIFEWTR and Epic Uno will be graffiti painting live that evening. Event attendees will also enjoy gourmet hors d’oeuvres by Douro’s Chef Rui Correia, wine and cocktails by Vals’ Liquor of Greenwich, and music curated by DJ April Larken. Contemporary art will be available for purchase, including a limited edition color intaglio print by artist Betty Ball, in collaboration with Norwalk’s Center for Contemporary Printmaking, at a specially reduced price (this night only), for Arts Alive!

Arts Alive! is the Greenwich Arts Council’s annual evening event of performance art, live music, dance, cocktails and food, the proceeds from which all benefit the Council’s extensive Youth Art Education Programs. One of the highlights of the exhibition, and a rare find in the Town of Greenwich, will be New Epic Uno’s latest creation, “Ode to Graffiti” in the Arts Council’s gallery, a site-specific event. With roots in the graffiti world and a background in design, Epic strikes a fine balance in creating clean yet memorable characters and art pieces with a real urban edge.

The Deconstruction exhibition seeks to link the historical origins of high art with contemporary images and iconography, reinventing modern culture’s interpretation of art. Often taking familiar images and objects, these artists apply their own unique contemporary techniques, evocatively testing senses and triggering memories along the way.

Arts Alive! 2018 takes place Thursday, Oct. 11 from 6:30 to 9 p.m., at 299 Greenwich Ave. Tickets are available online at greenwichartscouncil.org/Arts-Alive.html and are available for purchase at the door for an increased price that evening.

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