Alison Pebworth's Beautiful Possibility Homecoming
Join Alison Pebworth for a night of travel stories, data gathering and elixir tasting to mark the completion of her three-year Beautiful Possibility tour across the United States. This event will highlight the last twelve months of her journey from the Lakota Sioux Nation in South Dakota across the Rust Belt to the last living Shaker Community in Maine, through Kentucky and Mississippi to Louisiana and Florida and back again.
The Beautiful Possibility Elixir accompanies Pebworth's slide show as an ingestible travelogue. Distilled spirits from San Francisco ingredients form a base for layers of additional roots, barks, plants, fruits and flowers added by the artist en route. Infusions from the first two years of her journey will be combined for the first time, providing guests with an exclusive tasting from a communal drinking vessel.
The event's second half allows volunteers to help the artist transform hand-written surveys collected on the three-year journey into a data-driven exhibition of charts and diagrams. Thousands of interviews on an authentic 19th-century nervous disorder known as Americanitis, once processed, will fuel Pebworth's next body of work: a series of hand painted diagrams. Help give shape to the input of thousands by becoming a Volunteer Survey Analyst at the event. Volunteers will earn an exclusive Beautiful Possibility Volunteer Patch, will be credited on the finished statistical works and get to taste the Pure Spirits of New Possibility (Pebworth’s latest locally-sourced elixir). Bring your own laptop for extra rewards!
Since 2010, Alison Pebworth has toured Beautiful Possibility to over twenty-five venues across the United States and Canada, living in a travel trailer for this solo journey, presenting her work, collecting surveys and developing site-specific projects focused on hands-on interactions. More information on the tour, including the artist’s travel journal, can be found at www.beautifulpossibilitytour.com.
The event will consist of:
7:00 PM: Beautiful Possibility Elixir Tasting
7:15 PM: Beautiful Possibility Tour Slide Show (2012/13 Tour)
8:00 - 9:00 PM: Volunteer Training, with reward incentives and a New Possibilities Elixir Tasting