Art and sports collide in the heart of Boulder’s Civic Area for BMoCA’s third annual street-wide celebration of summer, featuring:
Boulder Underpants Run
Boxwood Pinball Tournament
Evasion Yoga by Finishing School
Fire Extinguisher Painting by Dmitri Obergfell
Untitled (tossing shoes) finish line by Taylor Balkissoon
vs. performative games by Tobias Fike and Ryan Wade Ruehlen
Summer Games presents:
-warm-up with ONE Boulder Fitness
-Rat’s Woodshack BBQ food truck
-Finkel & Garf Craft Beer
-screen-printing by Flatiron Press
-art-making for youth
-prizes from Newton Running
-free admission to BMoCA’s Finishing School: BLISS and DESIGNxBOULDER exhibitions
Opening Celebration of BMoCA Inside Out, Go Home Bacchus by Dmitri Obergfell
Go Home Bacchus by Dmitri Obergfell is a 12-foot tall statue of the Greco-Roman god Bacchus, turned on its head and smattered with paint. The work reflects on the complexities and histories of two forms of public communication, monuments and vandalism. Commissioned in partnership with Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design.
Youth and families are invited to create laurel wreaths and gold medals for themselves and the winners of each game!
Bring a t-shirt, and screen-print your very own Summer Games jersey.
Taylor Balkissoon, Untitled (tossing shoes)
For Summer Games 2016, BMoCA commissioned artist Taylor Balkissoon to create an installation to mark the finish line for the Boulder Underpants Run. Balkissoon invites all visitors to participate in her piece, Untitled (tossing shoes) by bringing decorated or undecorated, personal or thrifted athletic shoes to toss up on wires in support of Black Lives Matter, the social, ideological and political intervention that asserts the value of black lives in all spheres, campaigning for an end to violence towards black people and building communities of allies.
Balkissoon describes the piece saying, “I am interested in enacting social awareness by highlighting the variety of quality of shoes as a backdrop for a larger awareness of privilege, race and success in general, and in the sphere of athletics. This piece explores the clash of the urban association of shoe tossing placed in a wealthy, predominately white community and seeks to turn these latently racist popular interpretations of shoe tossing into an act of understanding and appreciation.”
For more details about Summer Games call 303.443.2122.