06 November 2011

Before I Die

Before I Die, St. Philips St., Charleston, S.C.
What is on your bucket list? The Before I Die project at Redux Studio invites you to add your goals to their list in chalk.
Redux Contemporary Art Center is proud to present, Before I Die…, the 6th mural to go on the facade of the building. This project was organized by Nicole Diefenbach and inspired by Candy Chang’s Before I Die… project in New Orleans. We will transform the side of the Redux building into a giant chalkboard wall. The community is encouraged to visit Redux any time of the day and write their dreams and aspirations in chalk. Before I Die… is an interactive public art project where we can discover the ambitions of the people around us.
The mural will be unveiled at the end of Redux’s 2nd Annual Professional Development Day, lead by visiting artist Susan kae Grant. This informational and inspiring workshop focuses on seven strategies that Grant believes are crucial for preparing yourself for a successful and satisfying career as an artist. At the completion of the workshop, participants will have the first opportunity to write their goals on the blank chalkboard.
OCTOBER – DECEMBER 2011




11 comments:

Catalyst said...

Making their desires public may help make some of them come true!

Marcheline said...

Mine would read "... go to Scotland with my husband." Closely followed by "... win the lottery and travel the world." Not necessarily in that order.

Unknown said...

I LOVE this. Need to check it out in person STAT.

Jack said...

I need more space on the wall.

Kate said...

..to see world peace and the end of hunger for all peoples. I'd like to check some of this out in Greece, too.

Rachel said...

Very cool! Mine would be....to see Jesus coming in the clouds!

Charlestonjoan said...

Bruce - putting it in writing is a good reminder to take make it happen I think.

Marcheline - The Scotland you can make work and I know you will. I actually bought two lottery tickets on Saturday thinking it would be nice to win before I went on vacation. As always I forgot to check them.

bereccah - Take a picture of it if you write one!

Jack - they keep taking pictures, erasing and letting people add more.

Kate - I like it!

Rachel - A worthy goal :)

Marcheline said...

Joan - check them now! You have a year, I think (or some rather long set time) to claim your prize if you've won!

Susan said...

This has got to be one of the best ideas ever - I keep changing my bucket list as I get older and my desires change - but I will let you inspire me, Joan, with your great jaunts to fascinating places - see more of the world :)

Holy City Sinner said...

I really enjoyed this exhibit. I went back in October and wrote about it here: http://www.holycitysinner.com/2011/10/31/before-i-die-exhibit/

Anonymous said...

OMGosh! If this isn't the coolest thing ever...