Performance art you can drink with a straw!
As part of the six-artist exhibition Fresh Squeezed: Emerging Artists in Florida at the Morean Arts Center in St. Petersburg, award-winning performance artist Brian Feldman will be presenting a juicy new project of the same name; his first in Tampa Bay.
Fresh Squeezed will be the longest performance art piece in Pinellas County history, as well as of Brian’s career, at 140 hours over 23 days.
During each weekend of the exhibition, Brian Feldman will be in the gallery window meticulously making and serving 100% fresh squeezed Florida orange juice in compostable cups for gallerygoers to enjoy, and all for the price of a drawing.
Draw him a picture of an orange for a small!
A picture of a glass of orange juice gets you a medium!
Or you can draw Brian making your orange juice and receive a large!
Colored pencils, crayons, markers, watercolor paint sets and card stock paper will all be provided.
The gallery walls surrounding Brian are envisioned to be filled with over a thousand drawings by the end of the exhibition.
Fresh Squeezed references  both parts of the exhibition’s name (literally “Fresh Squeezed,” and “Emerging” [newly created, i.e. orange juice]);  the once-proud citrus industry in Pinellas County, 90 years removed from its heyday*;  Brian’s lifelong love of fresh squeezed Florida orange juice (that you can chew!), thanks to his grandfather’s daily act of making it for him as a child; and  his career-long exploration of durational and participatory performance art.
presented as part of
Amanda Cooper, Curator of Exhibitions
Kelsey Nagy, Assistant Curator of Exhibitions
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But that’s not all! Every weekend during the month of April, when not making 100% fresh squeezed Florida orange juice at the Morean, Brian will be presenting the St. Pete Tour of his acclaimed Pulitzer Prize-submitted Dishwasher performance. Tickets are available at dwstp.eventbrite.com.
March 11 - April 30, 2017 (140 hours over 23 days)
Friday & Saturdays: 10am-5pm (7 hours)
Sundays: 12-5pm (5 hours)
Opening Reception & Project Kickoff: Saturday, March 11: 5-9pm (4 hours)
Modified hours on Saturday, April 1: 1-5pm (4 hours)
*Bonus* Pre-Gallery Talk Day: Thursday, April 6: 2-6pm (4 hours)
Second Saturday Art Walk, April 8: 5-9pm (4 hours)
Morean Arts Center
719 Central Avenue
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Free and open to the public!
Let Brian know you’ll be there:
About Brian Feldman Projects
Brian Feldman is “Orlando’s greatest living performance artist.”* The recipient of a 2017 Arts and Humanities Fellowship from the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities (Theatre), a 2011 Individual Artist Fellowship from the Florida Division of Cultural Affairs (Interdisciplinary) and three grant awards from United Arts of Central Florida (2008, 2011, 2015), he is best known for leaping off of a ladder 366 times over 24 hours (Leap Year Day), eating dinner on stage with his real life family – in front of paying audiences – over 40 times (The Feldman Dynamic) and, five years prior to same-sex marriage being legally recognized in the state of Florida, legally marrying a stranger in support of marriage equality via a game of spin-the-bottle (Brian Feldman Marries Anybody*); in addition to the more than 115 other projects he has presented since August 2003 through Brian Feldman Projects, one of North America’s premiere presenters of experimental time-based art. *according to Orlando Weekly