KULTURE KLASH ARTS FESTIVAL
April 18th, 2009, from 8pm-2am
1635 Cosgrove Avenue, North Charleston, In The Navy Yard at Noisette
Tickets are $10 in advance ~ available at Suite Sole (47 Spring St) or ETIX.com. $15 day of event at the door, cash only
The unique visual star of KK4 will be an experimental putt putt course designed by local artists and sculptures. The only common theme between the nine different golf holes is that each creator was required to use 50% post consumer waste, in celebration of upcoming Earth Day. Sharing the spotlight with the astro-turf and golf balls will be a custom shoe gallery filled with 15 pairs of artist-altered Adidas Stan Smiths and Superstar shell toes. These one-of-a-kind kicks will be on sale the night of the event and are offered in various mens sizes from 9 to 12.
Rose Knot will be hosting an interactive sewing studio the encourages participants to arrive at the event with scraps of unused fabric, vintage textiles, old t-shirts, that random one sock in your drawer or anything they feel like challenging the girls with. After you get your new accessory made look for the ladylike lounge spotlighting Charleston Henna Body Art. There will be temporary tattoo artists on site to decorate hands, feet, bellies and lower backs.
Throughout the night party people can treat their ears to the musical likes of KK newcomers Stella by Starlight, a live indie/pop band, DJ Subdue, and Chaos in Gotham. Also joining the scene is ForthNBack, a live hip hop act with MC Femi. Nestled in a side room you will be confused, yet intrigued by the sounds of the Noise Band, described by local artist Carl Janes as “music with a crude rawness that continually and uncompromisingly struggles to get closer to that primal scream.” Comeback kids The Spaced Invaders, known for their massive video screens displaying all their multimedia antics, will mix it up outside on the turntables with special percussion assistance. Dub Island Sound System will blow the house up with hip hop/reggae. Rounding out the night is the midnight man Rocky Horror. He will be joined by Joycette from Augusta, GA who loves to twist it up with “dirty southern crunk dance music”. PS- For the late night party, wear white.
With seemingly unlimited wall space available, KK4 will feature an astounding 60+ artists. KK is proud to welcome some very talented newcomers who are on the list of “must see” work. Coppersmith Chad Haselden will be demonstrating how he creates vibrant, acid washed pieces with unexpected effects during his heat induced process, Ryan Cronin is displaying curiously colorful acrylic on wood and Paula Pindroh has built an interesting little family of custom creatures. Luckily, Eye Level Art recently unearthed a rare sketchbook of some gorgeous Nicolas Drake pieces. Prints of that collection will be on display and for sale. Jack Alterman, Brian Kane and Kevin Hoth will each have private installations of their work for viewers to absorb all in one spot. Other artists on display include John Duckworth, Megan Lange, Charles Williams and Mary Edna Frasier who will be beautifully intermingling with new works from usual suspects such as Nathan Durfee, Lisa Shimko, John Pundt, Scott Debus, Badjon and Wolfkid. Expect to see multiple documentaries and video feeds during the evening and, of course, there will be lots and lots of live graffiti.