St. Petersburg, FL, October 22, 2009 --(PR.com
)-- Unity Campus in downtown St. Petersburg, Florida will be the scene of an extraordinary art event November 11-13, 2009 called “11:11 – Let There Be Light. Sound. Art". A 3-day interactive, spiritual, creative art experience, this multi-media show is intended to open hearts and minds through the inspired use of art, sound, vibration and light. The 11:11 event is designed to take event-goers beyond the ordinary into a personal, participatory experience unlike anything they have previously encountered. The goal is to show the audience they are more than what they see, to take them out of their everyday experience in order to give them a new perception of themselves.
“11:11 symbolizes the path of spiritual awareness and knowledge beyond the grasp of others. It is also related to open-mindedness, intuition, idealism, and visions,” said Ami Bowen, one of the producers of the event. “We believe art and music are a vital part of our life experience and should be shared and celebrated. Artists' contributions to society help shape the community, raise our collective level of consciousness, and promote the progress of humankind through imagination and innovation. We want to unite and ignite local artists and those who appreciate art in our community in a positive way and, at the same time, promote and support the arts. Our intention is to create an experience for the St Petersburg and Tampa Bay community introducing them to the idea of personal transformation through art and music. We want everyone at this event to feel, for a moment, for the day, or for a lifetime, that we are all a spark of divinity's own fire — regardless of the philosophy or culture that may have provided their pathway.”
Local, national, and international artists will be featured during the three days of 11:11. Visionary artists like Alex and Allyson Grey will perform a six-hour live painting in conjunction with stunning video painting by Johnathan Singer, inspired by original live music. Music itself becomes a multi-sensory, physical art form in the hands of Scott and Anne Kennedy. Kennedy uses light feedback to illustrate and project the sound as its playing. Eva Ruiz, a self taught artist born in Colombia, will present her large-scale visionary paintings reminiscent of the styles of Dali and Gaughin. Jason Jenson, a local architect and light installation artist, will transform an ordinary space into a lively, interactive playroom open to event goers. Using space, light and blank fabric as his medium, Jason brings art to life with full color, life-size installations.
Ami Bowen and her husband, fellow artist Mike Bowen are both producers for the event as well as lead sponsors through their company, Bowen Imagery. “We are partnering with Studio 620 to benefit this great arts non-profit in St Petersburg,” stated Mike and Ami. “We intend to collaborate with youth groups in the area to bring our community together using arts and the concept of peace to illustrate our oneness. We will be asking kids to create artwork based on the questions ‘What does peace look like to you’ and ‘What what is love and why is it important?’ The idea of partnering with many great organizations is to get people talking about peace, and goodness, love and light. We believe what we focus on grows and now more than ever our world is looking for light. That is why we are creating Let There Be Light. Sound. Art.”
Unity Campus, the event organizer, is a non-denominational, highly energized, spiritual center committed to “inspiring personal greatness and transforming the world with love,” according to Ami Bowen, Director of Communications. Unity Campus is located at 4500 4th St N in St. Petersburg, FL. For more information and tickets to the event, go to www.1111event.org.