Civin OverallInstallation view of This table is a drum/These feet are drumsticks/And I’m sick of it by Marcus Civin. Photography by Kim Llerena.

School 33 Art Center Presents:

Shape Shifters: Performative Constructions By Renee Rendine, Marcus Civin, and Bobby English Jr.

Curated by Melissa Webb


What follows is a dialogue between artist Marcus Civin and curator Melissa Webb. Marcus Civin’s performance installation, This table is a drum/These feet are drumsticks/And I’m sick of it will be on view at School 33 until June 18, 2016, as a part of Shape Shifters: Performative Constructions.

Civin will perform Saturday, May 14 at 1:00 pm and Saturday, June 11, at 12:00 noon. The June 11 event will feature performances by Civin and Bobby English Jr., and a panel discussion featuring Laure Drogoul, Alessandra Torres, Leslie Rogers, and Hoesy Corona and Ada Pinkston of Labbodies performance art laboratory, as well as the artists and curator of Shape Shifters.

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The City of Raleigh invites artists or artist teams experienced with the integration of art elements into a community space to submit qualifications to work as a public art consulting member of the project design team for the design and implementation of renovation to John Chavis Memorial Park. A place of pride and profound remembrance, the park celebrates the life and work of educator John Chavis and recognizes the park’s history to the African‐American community during and following segregation.

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RFQ for Sculptural Trail Signage Design & Pilot Fabrication 

The Hyattsville Community Development Corporation (CDC) is seeking an artist, designer, or team to create the design and develop pilot production of a sculpturally-influenced wayfinding trail signage for locations along the Rhode Island Avenue Trolley Trail in Prince George’s County, Maryland. All Maryland sculptors eligible to apply.  Initial submissions are due by Friday, May 20th, 2016, from which 3 finalists will be selected to submit  more detailed design concepts. Each finalist will receive a $1,000.00 stipend. The ultimate finalist selected will receive a commission of $35,000.00.