The Living Art America – Bodies as a Work of Art is an annual art show that features models as the canvas. Artists compete to create a moving canvas in six and half hours that centers on the theme of the show, which this year is empowerment.
“This show is neither a ‘fantasy fest’ nor a ‘burning man’ kind of experience,” Ken Goldwasser, director of development for the foundation, said. “These artists take their work very seriously and create spectacular pieces.”
The foundation chose the hangar for the individuality of the area, similar to each piece of art.
“The hangar is an interesting venue as it allows for the creation of a completely unique temporary event space just like the art itself,” Goldwasser said.
As guests arrive at the hangar, they will experience performances from live canvases and recording artists. Patrons will have the opportunity to purchase prints of the art through the Living Art Gallery series. The funds raised from the prints will benefit the foundation, Angel Flight and Savannah College of Art and Design.
Goldwasser said this show will help raise funds for scholarships to support the mission of the foundation to end gender bias and work to end violence against women and girls. Atlanta artist Paul Chelko started the foundation in honor of his late wife Debbie. Chelko is known for using clothing and bodies as canvases.
The show was designed to challenge artists and their creativity through body painting. This is the first competition sanctioned by the World Bodypainting Association.
The show features artist from eight different countries – the U.S., Canada, Finland, Germany, Italy, Korea, Holland and England – and 11 states – California, Florida, Georgia., Illinois, Louisiana, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Texas, Utah and Wyoming.
If you go:
When: Saturday, 7 p.m. to midnight
Where: Atlantic Aviation Services Hanger, 2040 Airport Road, Atlanta
Cost: before $150, at the door $175
Information: visit www.livingartamerica .com or call (404)993-0306