Sunday, June 5, 2011

They came, they saw, they chewed

On Sunday, June 5, the World's First Traveling Gum Wall made its public debut at a "Chew 4 Art" event at the Yellow Springs Arts Council Gallery, 309 Xenia Avenue. The Traveling Gum Wall, an interactive public art project, was created by Jafagirls ("Just Another Flippin' Artist") Corrine Bayraktaroglu and Nancy Mellon as a fundraiser for YSAC. Packets of gum are on sale to participants who then chew the gum and stick it on the wall. All participants get to sign the back of the Gum Wall for a permanent record of their contribution to art. A free Jafagirl postcard goes to anyone who donates packets of gum. (Please no sugar-free gum or gum advertised as not sticky.)

The next scheduled appearance of the Gum Wall will be Street Fair, Saturday, June 11. The wall will be located in front of the YSAC Gallery at 309 Xenia Avenue. In the revered tradition of sticking your gum somewhere, Jafagirls invite you to Stick It For Art.

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photos by Susan Gartner