paper chairs enthusiastically presents
ART SHOW/MODEL SHOW
a play about art modeling and the creative/human questions found in a figurative drawing session
The show will run at
The Off Shoot. 2211 Hidalgo Street.
Thurs, Fri, and; Sat: Aug 29- Sept 14th
(all shows at 8pm &doors open at 7:30pm.)
Special Sunday Benefit Performance Sept 8th.
(must be 18+ to attend. There will be nudity.)
Tickets on sliding scale, $15-$30 plus fees via
or for more details please see www.paperchairs.com
ART SHOW/MODEL SHOW is a multi-media performance that has been in development over the past year, earning a listing as one of the “Six stops to make your 2012 East Austin Studio Tour extra special” from Austin Chronicle’s Robert Faires and running a workshop performance in FronteraFest’s Mi Casa es su Teatro. Devised by performers who work as models in Austin’s visual arts community, this collaborative performance is also an exploration in documentary theatre, with interviews of local artists and models as well as live drawing and painting. It will also include a gallery show, curated by the Austin artists who hire these models.
ART SHOW/MODEL SHOW aspires to be: an honest representation of this (usually) very private world, a life drawing session, a living gallery, an exercise in perspective and time, a conversation about the purpose of art in society, and an intimate look at the singular relationship between the artist and model in the creative process.