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Digital Graffiti at Alys Beach - June 6, 2009

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  1. kurt

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  2. Jennifer Steele

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    Yes, volunteer!

    Still need about ten volunteers to help DURING the event, from 7:00 - 10:45 pm.

    Volunteers will sell tickets, work information table, work gates and direct parking.

    Let me know if you can volunteer! CulturalArtsED@embarqmail.com
     
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  4. Alys Beach

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    Complete Guide to Digital Graffiti

    Digital Graffiti... This Saturday Night!


    Welcome to 30A.com's Guide to the 2009 Digital Graffiti Festival at Alys Beach presented by Cinemin Swivel. It's all right here: Everything you need to know to enjoy one of the most extraordinary events in the world. And it's taking place this Saturday (June 6th) from 8:30pm until Midnight CST, right here on Florida's Scenic Highway 30A!

    What's Digital Graffiti?!

    Digital Graffiti is the world's first outdoor projection art festival, where artists use the latest technologies to project original videos and interactive artworks onto the iconic white walls of Alys Beach. The whole town literally becomes a blank canvas -- and a living work of art! It's truly unlike anything you've ever experienced before.

    This year's event is sponsored in part by Cinemin Swivel pico projectors. They're super-amazing new projectors the size of a candy bar that can plug right into your iPhone, iPod or other personal media player! Instantly project movies, games, presentations or web pages anywhere you want -- on your bedroom ceiling, a building wall, in a classroom, a campground, a conference room, wherever! The new Cinemin Swivel pico projectors will be available this summer.

    Meet Your Hostess: Style Icon India Hicks

    Famous author, TV host and fashion model (for Ralph Lauren, Gap, J. Crew, etc.) INDIA HICKS will host this year's big event. India is the daughter of legendary interior designer David Hicks, who was hailed by The New York Times as "the most famous decorator of his day." India is also Prince Charles' cousin, and is in line to succeed to the British throne. (In fact, in 1981, she served as bridesmaid to Princess Diana.)

    India is author of numerous style books and is the creator of an all-natural body-and-home-fragrance line. She even hosted Bravo TV's Top Design series!

    India's visit is sponsored in part by Studio b, a creative venue that hosts intimate and inspiring seminars, classes, lectures, social gatherings and other cultural opportunities that feature world-class talents in the fields of design, photography, art, literature, food and wine... all right here on 30A!

    Mrs. Hicks will announce this year's winning digital artists at the end of the evening's festivities.

    Ticket Info

    If you want to save a little cash and avoid standing in line, you can buy your tickets online until Midnight this Friday. Online tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for children under 12. Otherwise, tickets will be for sale in Alys Beach on Saturday starting at 10am ($20 for adults; $5 for children).

    Oh, Did We Mention That There's $6,000 Up For Grabs?



    YUP! It's not just for show. These global (and local) artists are competing for some serious loot. This year, cash prizes will be awarded in the following categories:
    To qualify for 30A.com's Best Local Submission award, an artist must reside in Walton, Okaloosa, Bay or Washington County. Last year, Sally Mankus of Shalimar won $500 for her collection of digital images entitled "Feet First," while Janis Sawyer of Seaside won $1,000 for her unique video art entitled "SpyCam Series #2."


    30A.com is also sponsoring this year's $1,000 Audience Favorite award. So, how exactly will that winner be determined? BY YOU, of course... with the help of your trusty mobile phone. As you stroll through the pathways of Alys Beach this Saturday night, be on the lookout for artist information signs near each exhibit. Each eligible entry will have a unique number associated with it. When you see a projection exhibit that you really like, just follow the instructions on the sign to text-in your vote. Vote as often as you like! (your phone's standard text rates still apply, of course)... The entry that receives the most text votes will win the special $1,000 prize sponsored by 30A.com.


    Celebrity Judges to Select Winners

    This year's festival will be attended by a panel of celebrity and industry judges, including Andrs Duany, founder and pioneer of "New Urbanism", an international movement that seeks to end suburban sprawl; Alan Hunter, film producer and MTV's very first "VJ"; Terry Slaughter, President of the award-winning strategic design and branding firm, Slaughter Group; Lucia Fishburne, The State of Florida's Film Commissioner; Colleen Duffley, international photographer and owner of Studio b; author and marketing guru, Jonathan Salem Baskin; and Brett Phares, professor of interactive media at Marist College in New York. (Phares also served as the Curator for this year's festival, helping to attract extraordinary artistic talent from around the globe.)

    During Saturday night's event, these judges will tour the illuminated pathways of Alys Beach, reviewing and scoring each eligible entry. The 2009 winners will then be announced at Caliza near the end of the evening.


    For more information about each of this year's judges, click here!
    Congrats to This Year's Finalists!


    Digital Graffiti's organizers received entries from all over the world this year, from as far away as Thailand, Belgium, India, Italy, Australia and Brazil. So the selection committee really had a tough time narrowing down the field to select this year's presenting artists.



    The following works were selected for projection and competition this year:

    • "12 Seconds" by Florence Artur (Montreuil, France)
    • "Afterburner" by Gwen Vanhee (Zedelgem, Belgium)
    • "Bioform" by Matthew West (New Brunswick, NJ)
    • "Bubblegum Fantasy" by Devan Siumunovich & Nika Offenbac (New York, NY)
    • "Bulbs" by Zlatko Cosic (St Louis, MO)
    • "Coastal Dune Lakes: Beaches of South Walton" by Elam S. Stoltzfus (Blountstown, FL)
    • "Generative Flowers III" by Don Relyea (Dallas, TX)
    • "Ghost of the Walls" by Tim Portlock (Philadelphia, PA)
    • "JD's Fun House" by John Daniel (Panama City, FL)
    • "La Sinceridad del Humo" by Walt Hartley (Minturn, CO)
    • "Lure of Sirens" by Lustre (Venice, CA)
    • "Metamorfosis" by Marucio Rodriguez & Said Dokins (Cuauhtemoc, Mexico)
    • "Morphing - Aging Beauty part II" by Gwen Vanhee (Zedelgem, Belgium)
    • "Origami Butterfly" by Jonathan McCabe (Ainslie, Australia)
    • "Outside In" by Eric Marcus (Santa Rosa Beach, FL)
    • "Santa Rosa Beach Sand Prints" by Andrea Normand (Santa Rosa Beach, FL)
    • "Shine of the Ever" by Bryan Beasley (Santa Rosa Beach, FL)
    • "Stormcc1" by Jonathan McCabe (Ainslie, Australia)
    • "Study on Human Form & Humanity #01" by Lemeh42 (Italy)
    • "The Astronaut" by Mario Chejab (London, UK)
    • "The Color of Time" by Florence Artur (Montreuil, France)
    • "Ugly Mug on Lovely House" by Sean Michael (Birmingham, AL)
    • "zc-100-00a" by Matthew West (New Brunswick, NJ)
    Although not selected for competition during the 2009 festival, the following "Honorable Mentions" will also be projected as part of a special courtyard presentation:



    • "Blue Monkey's Maiden Flight" by Janis Sawyer (Seaside, FL)
    • "Conspiracy Theory" by David DeGregerio (Santa Rosa Beach, FL)
    • "Evolution" by George Cannon (Trumansburg, NY)
    • "Family Vacation: From City to City" by Lynn Nesmith (Seagrove, FL)
    • "Grave Concerns" by Karen Joslin (Tallahassee, FL)
    • "Icons of 30A" by Paul de Denus (Santa Rosa Beach, FL)
    CONGRATS AND BEST OF LUCK TO ALL 2009 FINALISTS!


    World's "Top 10 VJ" Will Perform at Caliza


    DJ Mag recently named Tokyo-based Shantell Martin one of the "Top 10 VJs" in the world, and now she's the headlining performer during this year's festival.
    Using the latest drawing tablet technologies, Shantell actually illustrates the music that she hears, mesmerizing crowds with art that's drawn in time with the beat. She projects her unique real-time illustrations onto walls, screens and sometimes the dancers themselves.
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    "It's completely spontaneous," said Shantell. "I just get out my tablet and wait for the music. Nothing is rehearsed, nothing is practiced."

    Shantell's performance can be experienced during Saturday night's big dance party at Caliza Pool & Restaurant.

    Parking, Inclement Weather & What to Bring


    Digital Graffiti will be held rain or shine. The festival begins at 8:30pm CST, after it's good and dark, so when arriving, please drive very slowly and watch carefully for pedestrians. Parking attendants will be on-hand to direct you to the closest available parking. Be sure to bring your good walking shoes, your camera and a little cash. Although some food and beverage stations will be able to process credit cards, others will be cash-only. Also, if you'd like to vote for the $1,000 AUDIENCE FAVORITE, bring your cell phone so that you can text-in your votes!

    The following map shows the locations of festival exhibit areas and pathways (highlighted in white), restrooms, ticketing areas, entry gates, and snack and beverage stations. Don't worry -- you won't be quizzed on this. You'll be given a festival program when you arrive, and it'll have this map right on the back.

    The final awards presentation will be held sometime between 11pm and Midnight CST at Caliza Pool & Restaurant, in the Northeast corner of this map.

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    See ya Saturday nite!​
     
  5. Jdarg

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    Just got back from Alys beach- it is humming over there! You can buy your tickets today and avoid the lines tonight- there is ticket tent set up just east of the donut truck!:wave:
     
  6. DCFinSCB

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    Coolest event in South Walton, hands down. It's like MOMA comes to 30-A.

    After hours at Club Caliza will be THE place tonight.
     
  7. Jdarg

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    Yes, for you young'ens. ;-)

    We are actually bringing our kids- Kate loved it last time, and the giant Wii is too fun.
     
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    jdarg, don't be shy. Grab your glowstick, your whistle, and get out on the dance floor!
     
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    You know I'm not shy. Glowsticks and whistles might give me enough energy to stay up late!
     
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    And a Red Bull or two!

    Should be fun!!
     
  11. TooFarTampa

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    So how was it? :clap:

    This is one of the coolest ideas ... next year we just may plan to be in SoWal that week because of it. Love Alys and all that those folks are doing. :wub:
     
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    Stayed the extra day for D-G. We had a fabulous time. Downside--we had to leave 30A at 4am Sunday to get child to Camp Greystone in NC. I'll plan better next time.
     

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