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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

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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Video of AOT events 2007-08

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AOT at TENACITY

Art Olympic Theatre is back in Pittsburgh for the Sprout Fund’s 10-year retrospective event, TENACITY.  Tom Sarver and Mike Cuccaro will be emceeing the contest as three Pittsburgh celebrities compete in PUPPET MAKING CHALLENGE! 

The event takes place at the August Wilson Center, Downtown Pittsburgh on Friday, December 9th.  Doors open at 7 PM.  Curtain at 8 PM.

Many other amazing acts will be at TENACITY.  For tickets click HERE.

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