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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.



Shake Hands With The Art Guys

Date: Thursday, June 27, 2013
Time: 7:00 a.m – 3:00 p.m.
Location: downtown Houston tunnel system under the Esperson Building, 808 Travis Street, Houston, Texas [MAP]

Description: - The Art Guys made themselves available to anyone who wished to shake their hands. Shake Hands With The Art Guys was presented throughout the day for eight hours in a public, pedestrian location so that anyone could participate. Shake Hands With The Art Guys was presented on National Handshake Day.

All images from the photo essay by Allison Hess, HoustonPress

The Art Guys wish to thank Jano Nixon Kelley of Cameron Management for her assistance with this project.

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

Celebrating National Handshake Day with the Art Guys - Houston Press
Shake Hands with The Art Guys This Thursday for Art - Houston Press
Shake Hands With The Art Guys - Voice Places
Troy Schulze of The Front Row speaks with The Art Guys about "12 Events" - The Front Row, KUHA 91.7 FM


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