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2/26/2016 St. Pete News
Popular Exhibition Makes Final Local Stop in Clearwater Before World Tour

February 25, 2016
Media Contact:
Danny Olda
PO Box 955
Clearwater, FL 33757
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Parade of Corpses 2015 to be Exhibited at Gallery 1356 Before Beginning International Tour in Cairo, Egypt

Clearwater, FL – Sponsored by the Clearwater Arts Alliance and the North Pinellas County Cultural Alliance, Clearwater’s Gallery 1356 hosts the art exhibition Parade of Corpses 2015. The popular exhibition, which premiered at the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, has been on view at Gallery 1356 and will close to a farewell reception Wednesday March 2nd before beginning its international tour in Cairo, Egypt.

The exhibition takes its name from “exquisite corpse,” a creative parlor game created by the Surrealists of the early 20th century. In the game, a drawing or sentence takes shape as each artist adds to the composition while unaware of the previous artist’s contribution. The exhibition intriguingly expands on this concept to create paintings and sculptures.

Parade of Corpses 2015 features two and three dimensional collaborative artwork by more than 30 artists. Each artist was tasked with creating one part—the head, torso or legs—of a larger composition while the rest of the sculpture or painting was hidden by a box and the identity of their collaborators kept secret. These “exquisite corpses” were finally unveiled at the Museum of Fine Art, St. Petersburg.

The exhibition has since scheduled an international tour of museums and galleries and made its first stop last month in Clearwater at Gallery 1356. The gallery hosts a “Bon Voyage Reception” before Parade of Corpses travels to its next destination this March in Cairo, Egypt. The event is the last opportunity to view the innovative and fascinating exhibition before it leaves the country and begins its world tour.

WHAT: Parade of Corpses 2015 Bon Voyage Reception
WHEN: Wednesday, March 2, 2016, 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
WHERE: Gallery 1356
1356 S Fort Harrison Ave
Clearwater, FL 33756

About the Clearwater Arts Alliance

The Clearwater Arts Alliance is a 501(c)3 nonprofit art support organization that works toward beautifying Clearwater while providing public art for residents and visitors and supporting local artists. The organization aims to be a catalyst that advocates, fosters and promotes cultural awareness and opportunities for all people in Clearwater.

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