The Traveling Show: public art tour of rural Georgia
2013-17: Walker County, St. EOM's Pasaquan Grounds + Buena Vista, Dalton, Athens, Gainesville, Rabun County, Atlanta, Monroe, Howard Finster's Paradise Garden + Summerville, Kingsland, Tunnel Hill, Meriwether County, Griffin Spalding County
A series of community engaged productions made in collaboration with at-risk preservation sites and surrounding locales across Georgia. This interdisciplinary performance brings together over 13,000 Georgians to heighten ideas that shape society and ignite the public's imagination, with participation as the communicative glue that reflects a growing, multigenerational and multicultural public with special needs. Dungeon Family woodsman Big Rube serves as the narrator and creative associate.
The Traveling Show is supported by a SEED Grant from the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation. The project is supported by major funding from Georgia Council for the Arts in affiliation with the National Endowment for the Arts, and Georgia Tourism.*a commission of Georgia Department of Economic Development, Columbus State University, and Pasaquan Historic Society.
AJC- Howard Pousner- PREVIEW
ArtsATL-Andrew Alexander-REVIEW- public art as a change maker in Georgia
Huffington Post- Sally Hansell-REVIEW
Creative Loafing-Andrew Alexander- Critics Notebook: Public art tour across state
Encore Atlanta-PREVIEW- Public art tour
Film: Dustin Chambers
photos: Thom Baker, Mark Brown, Joe Dreher