On the Radar: 11:11 — Let There Be Light, Art, Sound feat. Alex Grey

Soulful Arts Dance Academy presents a program of moves, Alex and Allyson take four hours to finish their painting demo, and attendees take part in a “Paint Your Plate Dinner” while being treated to a series of short film presentations by Elevate Films. Other interactive diversions include the “Sound Atrium Experience” rhythm chamber; a light installation by Jason Jensen; an LED Art Gallery featuring lighted spiritual artworks by Michael and Ami Bowen as well as a gallery with pieces by local and national artists such as Jim Warren, Fiorella Podesta and Eva Ruiz; and live and silent art auctions all throughout.  Nov. 11- 13, 6-10 p.m. Thurs., 6-11 p.m. Fri., First Unity Campus, 4500 Fourth St. N., St. Petersburg, $44 Thursday/$66 Friday, 1111event.org. – Leilani Polk

Welcome to On the Radar, where we preview up-and-coming arts events to mark your calendar for. Next week, a three-day interactive multi-media art event, 11:11 – Let There Be Light, Art, Sound, is a celebration of the creativity that molds our communities and keeps us from falling prey to the everyday tedium of mainstream mediocrity.

The star of the event is Alex Grey (pictured), who, along with his artist wife Allyson, leads today’s psychedelic/spiritual/visionary/postmodern art movement. Alex’s most well-known works are his glowing “x-ray” paintings of human bodies, which offer detailed, anatomical-style examinations of his subjects’ physical and metaphysical anatomy. On Thursday, Alex stages a reading from his book, Art Psalms. Afterwards, he’s joined Allyson for the first two hours of a six-hour painting demo, which is paired with video projection painting by Johnathan Singer, and live multi-sensory music by Scott and Anne Kennedy. During the Friday night “Alex Grey Gala Event,”


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