123 Smith St.
Brooklyn, New York 11201

REFLECT ARTS, INC. & Micro MuseumŽ present
Circus Surreal 2006
The Greatest (Art) Show On Smith Street!
123 Smith St., Downtown Brooklyn
BIG TOP BASH: Saturday, April 29, 2006, 6 pm
May 1 ? May 31 Saturdays 12 ? 7 PM and Sundays 12 ? 5 PM
?BEST IN SHOW? Announcement Reception June 4 from 5 ? 7 PM

Step right up Ladies, Gentlemen, Children and Art Lovers of all Ages?.. Reflect-Arts, Inc. and Micro MuseumŽ proudly present Circus Surreal 2006, an extravaganza of artwork from across the USA. Entrants in this juried competition were invited to artistically express the contrary notion ?Circus Surreal.? With just under 200 artists submitting a wide range of work, 43 artists from 20 states were chosen to exhibit their imaginative interpretations and compete for a ?best in show? award. The ?Best in Show? winner will be determined by votes from audience members. Curators Juliette Pelletier and Kathleen Laziza share a sense of creative adventure and an admiration for fine craftsmanship. Their selected menagerie represents the best of America?s free-thinking artists. The artist winner will receive an all-inclusive one-month solo show at Micro Museum for Circus Surreal 2006 concludes with an award announcement reception June 4 from 5 ? 7 PM. $2.00 Admission fall 2006.

The BIG TOP BASH for Circus Surreal 2006 will take place on Saturday, April 29, 2006 from 6 ? 10 PM. There is a $5 entrance fee to this ?three-ring? party which will include sparkling refreshments, live entertainment and plenty of surprises. (See below for a partial listing.) Circus Surreal 2006 will until May 31, 2006 at Micro Museum, 123 Smith Street in Brooklyn, NY. Open Sat 12 ? 7 PM and Sun 12 ? 5 PM. Circus Surreal 2006 concludes with an award announcement reception June 4 from 5 ? 7 PM. $2.00 Admission.

? ?Pursuit of Happenstance? - Trip the light fantastic with a dueling light projector performance by William and Kathleen Laziza, music by artist Bradford Reed.

? Contortionist Tara Quinn defies convention and physiology. (www.taraquinn.net)

? The Homespun Merry Go Round (formerly known Merry Go Round to Hell), artist Al Gori?s one of a kind carnival ride is made from?68 Dodge Dart and washing machine parts. (www.homespunmerrygoround.com)

? The Boston-based musical mixing duo extraordinaire Deuxplex

? Muffinhead wearing his signature walking art "float" of balloons

? Plus TBA Circus Talent: juggling, acrobatics, and clowning


About Reflect-Arts & Micro MuseumŽ

While Circus Surreal 2006 is the first official juried show of Reflect-Arts and Micro Museum, founding members of the two organizations have been synergistically connected and have collaborated on art exhibitions since 2001.

Reflect-Arts Inc., formed in 2005, creates and develops opportunities for emerging artists to collaborate and show their work via arts-related events in a variety of venues. For more information, visit www.reflect-arts.com

Micro MuseumŽ opened in 1986 as an arts and performance space at 123 Smith Street, Brooklyn. It is most often recognized for its high-tech interactive installations, commitment to showing the works of living artists and promotion of diversity in the local community and beyond. www.micromuseum.com

A full list of exhibiting artists can be found at http://www.reflect-arts.com/CSartistlist.html

Directions to Circus Surreal at Micro MuseumŽ
F and G trains to Bergen Street (walk with traffic less than 2 blocks) or B 75 to Dean street
From Brooklyn Bridge (travel straight off the bridge to 2 blocks past Atlantic Ave, left on Dean, left on Smith)

For Details and Images:
Reflect-Arts,Inc. Karen Tuominen (917) 319 9160 [email protected]
Micro MuseumŽ Kathleen Laziza (718) 797-3116 [email protected]

Added by juliettepelletier on March 27, 2006