3 Blondes Take the Gold!

It’s here. The moment you have all been waiting for. Not only was our installation at Art on Track a huge success with the general public, but we are pleased to announce that a prestigious jury of well known artists and critics chose our Art on Track installation for the first prize, which includes the snazzy title of North American Arts Champion!

For those of you who couldn’t make it to the event itself, we have posted photos, videos and other misc media documentation of the event below. (There’s a lot of media. If it doesn’t load, please hit refresh).

We would also like to take this opportunity to thank our generous sponsors, Columbia College Chicago, including the following:

Office of Academic Affairs
Office of Alumni Relations
Department of Exhibitions & Performances Spaces
Build Shop
Interdisciplinary Arts Department
Art & Design Digital Print Center
Theater Department
Center for Book & Paper Arts

Furthermore, we couldn’t have pulled off this production without some amazing volunteers, who we would like to thank individually:

Kelli Cousins, performing as “The Commuter”
Loni Diep, performing as “The Knitter”
Martin Narrod, performing as “The Bathroom Guy”
Pam Grossmann, for assistance with the de-installation
The family of Erin Cramer, for contributing objects for casting
Jenny Learner, for contributing studio and equipment access
Zvonimir Nagy, for late night transportation
Ronda Dibbern & Mason Payne, for carpet contributions
Square Deal Shoes, for costume contributions

Last but not least, we’d like to thank some of the shakers and movers for this event:

Tristan Hummel and the whole Art on Track gang (including all it’s various sponsors), for organizing AoT and keeping us fed, informed and happy.
All the press (and we’re happy to say there are too many to list!), for working around our crazy schedules to interview our group and spread the word about our installation.

To all the people who came out to see our show, who “ate” our cookies, interacted with our performers and documented the show – thank YOU for making this event such a success!

Cheers,
3 Blondes & a Bald Guy

P.S. Please keep checking back – we have several upcoming posts including a forthcoming interview on WTTW11’s Fear No Art Chicago, footage on Sixty Inches From Center, follow up articles about Erin Cramer’s casting process, our own video footage from the event, and much more!




Flickr slideshow of ‘Encroachment’ installation from 3 Blondes & a Bald Guy:
(To see pictures along with descriptions, view the images directly on our Flickr set: Art on Track 2010).

You can browse more photos of all eight cars on Flickr, searching under “Art on Track 2010”

Side show of the pre-event installation from Sixty Inches From Center:

Slide show of the event from Sixty Inches From Center:

Video footage of the event from Shellie Lewis:

Video footage of the event from Michael Lehet:

Video footage of the event from Scott P. Wheeler on Facebook.

Listen to the Radio interview with Art on Track founder Tristan Hummel on NPR’s Eight Forty-Eight segment, Art Exhibition Circles the Loop.

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