Inverse Performance Art Festival to return March 30-April 1

A performance from last year’s Inverse Performance Art Festival / Courtesy

The performance art festival that made its debut in Fayetteville last year will return in 2017.

Organizers of the Inverse Performance Art Festival this week announced the festival is set for Thursday, March 30 through Saturday, April 1 this year.

Event poster

The event is organized and curated by Cynthia Post Hunt of Fayetteville, AR and Emma Saperstein of San Luis Obispo, CA, and intended to “elevate the medium of performance art and immerse residents in the performative practice through workshops, lectures, panel discussions and open rehearsals. ”

It will take place at venues across the region, including the University of Arkansas’ Faulkner Performing Arts Center at the University of Arkansas, the UA Art & Design District, and the new Feast Gallery in Fayetteville, and at Crystal Bridges, 21c Hotel Museum, and Foxhole Public House in Bentonville.

Participating artists for this year’s festival include Emerson Sigman, Chicago, IL; Ion Yamazaki, Tokyo, Japan; Hector Canonge, New York, NY; Paul Rucker, Seattle, WA; Lorene Bouboushian & Kaia Gilje, New York, NY; Darryl Lauster, Arlington, TX; Jil Guyon, New York, NY; Elizabeth Fok & Ally Bortolazzo, Santa Barbara, CA; Patrick Ford, Hong Kong, China; Laurence Myers Reese, Norman, OK; Jessica Borusky, Kansas City, MO; Prison Story Project, Fayetteville, AR; Flounder Lee, Dubai, UAE; Amber Eggleton, Huntsville, TX; Angeli, New York, NY; Justin Zachary, San Antonio, TX; John Chiaromonte, Mountain Home, AR; Tom Maio, Boston, MA; Esther Neff, New York, NY; Erin Peisert and Jared Mimm, Shanghai, China; and Sharon Mansur, Winona, MN.

More information, including a detailed schedule of performances, will be released at a later date.

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Inverse Performance Art Festival locations and dates

Thursday, March 30
University of Arkansas Jim and Joyce Faulkner Performing Arts Center
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

Friday, March 31
Foxhole Public House
21c Museum Hotel Bentonville

Saturday, April 1
University of Arkansas Art & Design District
Feast Gallery