Mugwumpin Studio Lab Residency at Pro Arts

JOIN US as Mugwumpin breaks new ground in a summer-long takeover of Pro Arts Gallery

LUSTER
A PERFORMANCE AND PHOTOGRAPHY INSTALLATION

Friday, August 5th
6-10pm followed by DJ
@ Pro Arts (150 Frank Ogawa Plaza, Oakland)
FREE to watch
$35 for Performance/Portrait experience - Advance tickets required

Mugwumpin joins forces with photographer Kegan Marling to bring your visions of lush beauty to life. It starts with a conversation between you and a Mugwumpin artist. Together, you'll delve into your appetite for the ravishing and sublime. The artist will then immediately transform your ideas into costume and performance. This is a performative manifestation of your beautiful ideal, but amped up: more splendid, more plush, more saturated! You'll go home with a photographic portrait of you and your Mugwumpin artist.

(Luster is free to watch, and audiences may come and go. But to participate and have a customized performance built for you, advanced tickets are required. Allow about 45 minutes for your experience.)

Want to know more?
Check out the Luster mini-documentary
See photos of Luster


HAPPY HOUR ART SALON HOSTED BY MUGWUMPIN
Thursday, August 11th
5-7pm
@ Longitude (347 14th St, Oakland)
FREE

We are taking over Pro Arts’ bi-monthly Outreach Art Salon, to brainstorm with beer and redefine craft cocktails. You'll be able to learn about our new show and chime in with your own ideas. Eventually, the casual conversation leads to creative collisions, ending with an Exquisite Corpse of epic proportions.


HYBRID HIJACK
INTER DISCIPLINARY | CROSS COLLABORATIVE | MEGA AMAZING
Thursday, August 18th
7-9pm
@ Pro Arts (150 Frank Ogawa Plaza, Oakland)
FREE

A wide-array of visual and performing artists come together to create new work, on the spot, based on surprise content presented live in front of the audience. Drop in for part or all of this not-to-be-missed evening, which blurs the traditional boundaries between artistic disciplines, and reveals the pretty/gritty process of making art from scratch.


IN EVENT OF MOON DISASTER
MUGWUMPIN'S BRAND NEW WORK-IN-PROGRESS
Saturday, August 27th
7pm
@ Pro Arts (150 Frank Ogawa Plaza, Oakland)
FREE

Did you know there is a speech that Nixon's would have read if the Apollo 11 astronauts did not return from the moon? We're obsessed with it and dreaming big. With our signature blend of physical rigor and playful curiosity, Mugwumpin explores space, our hunger for what lies beyond, and contingency plans, big and small.

Join us for a showing of our very first explorations. See some rough cuts, talk with the artists, and let us know what you think!