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Play Me, I’m Yours, an installation at One Colorado, set to open on April 12, 2012

Play Me, I’m Yours, an installation at One Colorado, set to open on April 12, 2012

Armory artist Gino Gaspara has been selected as a participating artist in Play Me, I’m Yours, an installation of pianos in public spaces, set to open on April 12, 2012. His piano will be located at One Colorado, and available for the public to play 24/7 through May 3, 2012.

Organized by Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Play Me, I’m Yours features an astounding 30 vividly decorated pianos installed in high-traffic public neighborhoods across the Southland to bring music and creativity to the region for three weeks. Play Me I’m Yours offers Angelenos the opportunity to play the pianos 24-hours a day in outdoor locations that include Bunker Hill, Union Station, Chinatown, the Music Center, City Hall, Old Pasadena, and spots in Claremont, Torrance, among others. In addition to giving people the opportunity to play them or enjoy others doing so in random and spontaneous hubs of creativity, Play Me, I’m Yours involves local artists –- celebrated and amateur, children and adults, able-bodied and disabled –- to add visual punch to the installation by using the pianos as three-dimensional canvases to create one-of-a-kind works of art. The project includes a dedicated website –- www.streetpianosLA.com –- where anyone may upload videos and photos of themselves interacting with the pianos. Those materials become a part of the virtual community of streetpianos internationally.

For images of the piano painting in process,
please visit our flickr page.

In addition to the many community partners donating time, space and assistance to help make the installation possible, Play Me, I’m Yours sponsors include Wells Fargo Foundation; Faucett Family Foundation; and Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP; with in-kind support from LA INC. and Discover the Arts LA; Los Angeles County Arts Commission; City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs; and the Hollywood Piano Company. Media sponsors are the Los Angeles Times and Classical KUSC 91.5 FM. For complete information on the project, including a list of all participating venues and artists, please visit Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra website HERE.

Space for Gaspara's piano has been provided by the Armory's longterm partner, One Colorado, an outdoor shopping and dining destination on one city block in the heart of Old Pasadena. The property unites 17 individual historical buildings; in addition to its retailers and restaurants One Colorado offers public art programs, cultural events, and entertainment. While at One Colorado, check out Eve Fowler @ The Artist Studio. For more information, click HERE.

 

Time:
From Thursday, April 12, 2012 12:00 am to Thursday, May 3, 2012 12:00 am

Location:
One Colorado
41 Hugus Alley, Pasadena, CA 91103