Art Olympic Theatre is now ART OLYMPICS

Art Olympic Theater is back with a new title, ART OLYMPICS.  The next show is Saturday, September 17th, 2016 as part of Re:NEW Festival.  For more information visit my main website, Tom Sarver Projects.

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Show Pics

A mingling of team members. David Pohl pauses for a photo moment with Julie Mallis. Photo by Jen Saffron.

A mingling of team members. David Pohl pauses for a photo moment with Julie Mallis. Photo by Jen Saffron.

Christiane Leach, with her teammates Kate Hansen and David Pohl. Photo by Jen Saffron.

Christiane Leach, with her teammates Kate Hansen and David Pohl. Photo by Jen Saffron.

David and Christiane. Photo by Lindsay O'Leary.

David and Christiane. Photo by Lindsay O’Leary.

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Julia Cahill gives her artist statement at the start of the show.

Julia Cahill gives her artist statement at the start of the show.  Photo by Lindsay O’Leary.

Judge Dave English gives his final critique. L.O.

Judge Dave English gives his final critique. L.O.

Nina, Kara and Thatch working frantically to build a structure. L.O.

Nina, Kara and Thatch working frantically to build a structure. L.O.

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Kristen Barca applied to the canvas like paint. L.O.

Kristen Barca applied to the canvas like paint. L.O.

The Anachronistic Rites of the Mundane. L.O.

The Anachronistic Rites of the Mundane. L.O.

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Teams begin working a square filled with random materials. Photo by Lindsay O'Leary.

Teams begin working a square filled with random materials. Photo by Lindsay O’Leary.

Mike Cuccaro with the event introduction.

Mike Cuccaro with the event introduction. L.O.

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Winners Announced!

The contest was almost too close to call last night at the Mattress Factory.  In the end, team Rack Jeacher led by Julia Cahill came out on top.  Three judges scored the event.  The winning spot was decided by one point.  Images from the show will be published in a few days.  Thank you to everyone who helped to make Art Olympic Theatre a success!

 

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The Trophy

Trophy to be awarded to the winning team.

Trophy to be awarded to the winning team.

The Half-time show trophy will be awarded to a member of the audience.

The Half-time show trophy will be awarded to a member of the audience.

Two prizes will be awarded at the upcoming Art Olympic Theatre event.  One will go to the winning team, as selected by a panel of judges.  The other will go to the member of the audience who is victorious in the one-on-one shoe box installation challenge.

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by | February 21, 2013 · 12:35 am

Mattress Factory 35th Anniversary Bash, Art Olympic schedule

The doors for Art Olympic Theatre at the Mattress Factory 35th Anniversary Bash, this Saturday, February 23rd, open at 5 PM.  Judges for the event are Janet Sarbaugh, Langston MacDiarmid and Karen Hartman.  Pittsburgh City Councilman Bill Peduto is the special guest judge for the halftime show.

5:oo Doors open.  Enjoy drinks, food and music by deejay Mac Howison.

5:15  Opening ceremony.  Teams (and their suitcases of materials) are presented to the audience and judges.

5:25  Competition begins (100 minutes of building within team spaces).

6:15  Halftime Show (two audience members compete to build a miniature art installation with random contents of a shoe box).

7:05 Competition ends.  Teams present their final works.

7:20  Judges announce a winner.

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February 23rd, 2013 event at MF – Teams announced

The three team leaders for the February 23rd, Mattress Factory 35th Anniversary Bash edition of Art Olympic Theatre have announced their team members for the competition.  This is going to be a close contest!  All three team leaders have exhibited at the Mattress Factory.  All three are fierce competitors.

Christiane D. Leach has selected Kate Hansen and David Pohl as teammates.  Christiane D. and company plan an artistic journey that may include music, poetry, film,  and songwriting.  They are the Anachronistic Rites of the Mundane.  The ARM with be presenting their manifesto at the opening ceremony Art Olympic Theatre.

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The next team led by Nina Barbuto is shrouded in mystery.  They are en WRAPture.  Barbuto has selected Kara Skylling (once an official member of the Art Olympic Theatre Crew) and the elusive thatch as her teammates.  

The third team, Rack Jeacher is led by Julia Cahill, whose work is currently on view at the Mattress Factory.  Cahill is a record-holding bubble blowing champion, but that is all that can be revealed about her before the contest. She has selected Julie Mallis and Anna Coufal as team members.

Team Leader Julia Cahill

Team Leader Julia Cahill

Julie Mallis is a visual artist who explores perceptions through painting and new media. Through video projection and installation art, she creates synesthetic experiences for the viewer.

Julie Mallis

Julie Mallis

Anna Coufal is not at liberty to disclose her current profession. When she’s not on duty, she likes to spend her time listening to stories, solving puzzles, and treating every day like the eternal jam that it is.

Anna Coufal

Anna Coufal

 

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Looking back at 2008

Here are some photographs taken by Larry Rippel of the Art Olympic Theater episode that took place at the 2008 Three Rivers Arts Festival, Market Square, Downtown Pittsburgh.

Team led by Joshua Space

Team led by Joshua Space

Mike Cuccaro moderates a half-time competition by audience members Flora and Judy.

Mike Cuccaro moderates a half-time competition between Judy and Flora

The winning team led by Scott Andrew.

The winning team led by Scott Andrew.

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Team led by Elizabeth Keating.

Team led by Elizabeth Keating.

 

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Tom Sarver with the Art Olympic Theatre Trophy (made the morning of the event).

Tom Sarver with the Art Olympic Theatre Trophy (made the morning of the event).

 

Mike announces the half-time show.

Mike announces the half-time show.

Judges look on as team materials are hauled in.

Judges look on as team materials are hauled in.

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Tom Sarver interviews Elizabeth Keating

Tom Sarver interviews Elizabeth Keating

 

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