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12 Events

The Art Guys
1983-2013: Thirty Years of Collaboration, Commitment, Confustion

"Ideas won't keep. Something must be done about them." - Alfred North Whitehead

12 Events is a series public events executed by The Art Guys at various locations throughout Houston over the course of the year 2013.  
12 Events
consists of 12 separate and distinct events, one for each month.  
12 Events consists of selections from unrealized works by The Art Guys of varying length and complexity.  
12 Events is a series of unspectacular spectacles: elaborately unordinary life gestures.  
12 Events continues The Art Guys interest in a "direct-to-the-public" and accessible approach to experiencing art outside the established institutional framework.
12 Events
is designed to engage the widest possible audience by utilizing various media. The Art Guys engage the media because the media engages the public.
12 Events is free and open to the public.
12 Events is presented in celebration of thirty years of The Art Guys' collaboration.




Time: 5:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. (24 hours)
Date: Saturday, November 9 through Sunday, November 10, 2013
Location: Interstate 610 Loop, Houston, Texas, beginning and ending at I-610 (North Loop West) at North Shepherd Drive

Description: - The Art Guys used a van, donated by Memorial City, and volunteer drivers, and drove the I-610 loop around Houston for 24 hours - 12 hours in one direction, then 12 hours in the opposite direction.   While in transit, The Art Guys made themselves available to all media to share the experience with as wide an audience as possible.The Art Guys activated a cell phone with a dedicated number during the event so audiences could speak with The Art Guys. Audiences used Glympse on their smart phones, tablets, and computers to track The Art Guys' in real time."Loop" was sponsored by Memorial City.

Understanding Houston is going in circles - Dug Begley, Houston Chronicle
Road to nowhere: Art Guys circle 610 Loop for 24 hours to get a fresh look at H-Town - Tyler Rudick, CultureMap
No Particular Place to Go - Robert Boyd, The Great God Pan Is Dead
The Art Guys, 12 Events - Tom Moody
How To Travel More Than 35 Times Around Houston’s Inner Loop In Style, This Weekend - Swamplot
The Art Guys + “Loop” - UH Libraries News
Art a la Carte: The Art Guys take to the ‘Loop’ this weekend - The Leader
Pan Recommends for the week of November 7 to November 13 - The Great God Pan Is Dead
Memorial City Mall Sponsor "The Art Guys" 30th Anniversary - Houston Newcomer Guides

Audiences followed The Art Guys live during this event on FaceBook and Twitter ( @TheArtGuys)


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