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Everyday Art 

Wednesday, Feb 25 2009
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Philadelphia’s Artclash Collective began modestly enough: A group of friends decided to motivate one another with a flurry of creative busy-ness. Two decided to write a pop song every day of the month, two others agreed to draw a picture each day, and two more chose to treat their lives as art, yielding triumphs of daily bed-making and carefully detailed awkward moments. The culmination was the “Fun-A-Day” exhibit, a full month of devotion on display. Like an elaborate, slightly neurotic, but charming game of show-and-tell, “Fun-A-Day” has proven irresistible, growing exponentially in size and popularity over the last five years. Proving this is not just a Philly phenomenon, a group of transplants, including a founding member of Artclash, launched the first “Fun-A-Day in the Bay” this January, asking for sets of 31 anythings from anyone. Always up to challenges of free, artful quirkiness, San Francisco responded with a harvest of songs, drawings, movies, poems, and sculptures, as well as a bounty of whatever: apple cores, mustaches, rumors, dust-ball monsters, mix tapes, pizza crusts, pantyhose, dreams, yetis, bedhead portraits, tarot readings, quilting squares, burnt remnants, muffins, puppets, shingles, mold — you get the idea. Tonight, the results are on display.
Sat., Feb. 28, 7 p.m., 2009

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