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Art We There Yet! — Open Mic @ Muddy Creek Cafe & Music Hall
October 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Art We There Yet? will be visiting Piney Creek School for some music activities with the students during the day.
Thursday evening, José Luis Vílchez and Cora Rose will join in the musical fun at Muddy Creek’s open mic beginning at 7pm.
Art We There Yet is a project founded by artist José Luis Vílchez and songwriter Cora Rose. Aboard a school bus converted into a professional recording and art studio, the pair are on a 30,000-mile journey across 23 countries spanning North, Central, and South America. The journey will take four years.
The goal of the project is to create art and music inspired by the Americas and to give back along the way. “Our aim is to bring valuable art programming to communities for free, to help bridge the arts funding gap experienced by so many communities,” explains José. In addition to workshops, Art We There Yet is providing free performances and murals at schools, community organizations, and homes for the elderly along the way.
In Sparta, José and Cora will be volunteering their time and donating the materials for: free art events, giving an artist talk and bus tour at a reception on Wednesday, October 16th; participating in Open Mic Night at Muddy Creek on Thursday, October 17th; and performing a concert at Muddy Creek on Friday, October 18th.
When not volunteering, the artists are busy working on the creative projects of Art We There Yet. They are producing a documentary film, a series of photographic portraits, a collaborative musical album, an archive of soundscapes, a series of paintings, and a book about the journey. The project also hosts a free artist residency program, in which artists can join the trip and complete a creative project on the road.
Sparta is one of the first stops on the Art We There Yet route. The trip began in August at the southernmost point of the USA in the Florida Keys. After Sparta, the bus will continue on its 30,000-mile journey from North to South America. The bus will reach Alaska by summer 2020 and then will head south to eventually end the trip in Tierra del Fuego, Argentina.
For more info visit their website: artwethereyet.com