On Second Stop of Worldwide Art and Music Fusion Tour, Local Artists and Businesses Collaborate
PUTNAM, CT ? October 9, 2013 ?? On Friday, November 1st, Derek Nicoletto?s second installation of his travelling art project, “Just Panic And Get It Over With,??arrives for a month-long exhibition in Putnam, Connecticut, presented by The Empty Spaces Project, located at 114 Main St., Putnam. Opening reception begins at 5 p.m, followed by a live performance at 7 p.m. at The Stomping Ground, located next door to the Empty Spaces Project.
Just Panic And Get It Over With, Connecticut?will feature almost two dozen artists, most of whom hail from the Putnam area. Curated by award-winning iPhoneographer Paul J. Toussaint, the event will last for the entire month of November.? According to the project?s premise, each artist creates a piece of visual art inspired by a song from Nicoletto?s six-song album, ?Just Panic And Get It Over With.?
Just Panic?Connecticut ?features work by both Toussaint and Nicoletto, as well as: Nick Swearer, JP Jacquet, AL Mathes, Andrew Pirie, Walker Lee, Monika Agnello, Cynthia and Michael Saari, William J. Hopper, Silver Circle Gallery, Sochor Art, Tom Krivacs, Superlative New England, Ian Sklarsky, luke kurtis, Emmy Mikelson, Ned Stresen-Reuter, Cindy Patrick and Leigh Munro. Around town, The Flying Carpet Studios will do a Just Panic?inspired window display where dancer Nichola Johnson will perform a specially choreographed piece. Local businesses such as Main Street Grille, 85 Main Street and The Stomping Ground will celebrate with drink and meal specials inspired by the songs.? On opening day, Nicoletto will appear live on WINY radio with station owner and host Karen Osbrey.
?The beauty of this project is witnessing how various artists interpret the same song through their own visual medium,? Nicoletto explains. ?For example, in July?s NYC show, the song ?Mother Numb It? inspired a four-foot chandelier, two sculptures, a few paintings and a photograph. And now, I?ve gotten to preview the ?Mother Numb It? piece by Paul Toussaint for the Connecticut event, as well as some other works from the Putnam-area artists. It?s thrilling to see the variety of art that emerges from cities big and small on each stop of the tour.?
“Mother Numb It” by Paul Toussaint.
Just Panic And Get It Over With, NYC?made its explosive premiere in Soho at Spring Gallery in July 2013.??Over twenty-five artists created sixty-two pieces of work based on the six-songs on Just Panic And Get It Over With. Just Panic?NYC?resulted the year?s largest collective art-music collaboration.
See?http://justpanicandgetitoverwith.com?for some mini-documentary footage of the NYC flagship event, complete artist lists and a peek at some of the astounding pieces.?At the outset, the project has received international press coverage. See, Blouin?ArtInfo.com: ?Electropop Singer Derek Nicoletto Inspires Exhibition by Three-Dozen NY Artists?.?Read full article.
For a gallery of works inspired by the music, please see
Kings Are We – Derek Nicoletto (Official Music Video)