DO BUSINESS/MAKE ART:
THE NEWTON PROJECT
Members of the community PARTICIPATE!
Artists are given a new opportunity to create, and, their work becomes visible. Community Members, without much experience in the arts, are given exposure to the arts in a way that is accessible and enjoyable for them. Business Owners are offered a new mode of marketing and promoting their businesses. The
New Art Center gains visibility, new members and new students. Choreographers gain exposure for their work. This project provides all members of the community an opportunity to build new connections and relationships within the Newton Community.
DO BUSINESS/MAKE ART 2016: THE NEWTON PROJECT
was performed in May, 2016 after six months of work by local businesses, the New Art Center, local dancers, choreographers and visual artists. This project was conceived and created by Karen Bray, Choreographer and Artistic Director. Dancers, artists and musicians collaborated to create three works based on and including movements, sounds and visual elements observed at:
George Howell Coffee,
HipStitch Arts & Crafts,
CoBella Hair Salon.
During 2015-1016 this event was sponsored by the
New Art Center and the Newton Festival of the Arts.
DO BUSINESS/MAKE ART 2017: THE NEWTON PROJECT
will have a new selection of participating businesses!
“The Artful Piano”
Sponsored by the
Festival of theArts
9 outdoor performances with
piano and dancers
Choreographer: Karen Bray
Four Birds in a Bush
The Spies Dance
The Joy of Sitting
A Solo by Samson
The Plastic Bag Dance
The Ask-the-Audience Dance
Chavi Bansal, Karen Bray, Eileen Chodos,
Reme Gold, Olivia London
"There should be more performance art! You two Performance Artists were
a great addition to the show today. You brought movement, energy and connection to our art sale today. And increased sales, I'm sure!"
C. Hajosy, Newton
Our whimsical and wacky characters engage your guests as we build newly invented worlds of improvisation. We rove and interact with folks and invite them, if so inclined, to participate. Our familiar, archetypal characters are visually silly and engaging with costumes and props. Our characters use movement, narrative, and conversation.
British inspectors… Tip toe around about searching for "CLEWS".
French Waitresses.....Serve up delightful moments.
Mission of "ARTS ALIVE":
To spread joy and delight.
To introduce a new kind of performance art in which guests, if so inclined, become an integral part of the action.
To help people feel welcome and and to increase their enjoyment.
To connect with people and provide them with a fun interactive experience.
To promote the art of business and create a sense of community within businesses.