Thursday, September 11, 2008

The Circus Show in Sacramento

Sacramento-based artist Gale Hart is curating the 2nd annual Circus Show at the Verge Gallery and Studio Project this Saturday in downtown Sacramento. The show will be from 5-10 pm at 1900 V Street (corner of 19th Street). Proceeds will go to benefit animal protection groups. Here’s more information:

The 2nd Annual Circus Show & Other Atrocities juxtaposes the dark, painful lives of performing animals with the fun, amusing atmosphere of the carnival.

Curator and artist Gale Hart brings together performers and visual artists to create a unique and powerful event. This year’s show is already shaping up to be extraordinary!

The show has over 100 national and international artists participating. The performance line-up starts with Dan Piraro, creator of Bizarro, who will be joined by comedian and MC, Keith Lowell Jensen, singer Larisa Bryski, plus jugglers, belly dancers, firebenders and other performers, freaks, artist-made midway games and rides, as well as raffle prizes including original artwork and so much more. With proceeds donated to animal protection groups.

The artist reception and performances will be on Second Saturday, September 13th from 5pm – 10pm, with the World’s Largest Artist-Made Circus Train installation, on display in the gallery through October 11th.

The Circus Show is more than just a performance and art show as participants take to the streets for the unofficial Midtown Freak Parade and the event spills over to other venues throughout downtown Sacramento who will also have circus-themed shows the same evening. This year’s Circus Show will easily top the Ringling Bros. circus, which just happens to be in town the same weekend.

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