Today's Newsletter Giveaway: Two Tickets ($350 Value) To The ArtRocks Show on Thursday!

by Molly Harrington · May 11, 2011

    We are giving away two tickets the ArtRocks! on Thursday, May 12 to one lucky GofG newsletter subscriber! SIGN UP for our newsletter now, and see below for details.

    Art Rocks, benefiting the Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center at Columbia University, has built a reputation over the last few years for showcasing the year's top class of emerging artists. After featuring more traditional artists the last two years, James Cruickshank; my partner in curation, and I felt that the most innovative and progressive young artists are working in a medium that many don't usually associate with fine art; digital or internet art.

    Until recently, Art & The Internet have been difficult to mix together in a manner appreciated or understood on a mass scale. This year has seen an explosion of art start-ups ("art-ups"), as well the emergence of a new generation of artists working in a medium and form of visual communication younger than most of the artists.

    Digital or Internet Art is a creative, autodidactic, collaborative and innovative. This year's crop of artists embody this spirit and creativity. They have a deep understanding and knowledge of modern and traditional art history in addition to referencing, incorporating or re-interpolating popular culture and up to the minute memes. The reference and re-invention of existing imagery or concepts is a prominent theme in the art. The venue, charity, and platform afford the artists a great stage to present their work to a discerning and savvy art crowd at Art Rocks.

    2011 Rocks Featured Artists:Andrew Kuo, Ryder Ripps, Rafael Rozendaal, Rene Abythe, Brendan Lynch, Austin Peters, Gordon Stevenson, and Sterling Crispin.

    To learn more about the ArtRocks 2011 show, or to purchase tickets if you're not today's winner, go here or Contact Leah Blalock @212 304 7210 or lb2547@columbia.eduto buy your own!

    These two tickets, which retail for $175 each, could be yours! We will be announcing details for entering to win in today's newsletter and picking the winner tomorrow morning!