Music and Art Fusionist Derek Nicoletto Launches Just Panic and Get It Over With, Connecticut
On second stop of worldwide art and music tour, local artists and businesses collaborate.
“Mother Numb It” by Paul J. Toussaint
Putnam, CT (PRWEB) October 09, 2013
On Friday, November 1st, Derek Nicoletto’s second installation of his travelling art project, “Just Panic And Get It Over With,” arrives for a month-long exhibition in Putnam, Connecticut, presented by The Empty Spaces Project, located at 114 Main St., Putnam. Opening reception begins at 5 p.m, followed by a live performance at 7 p.m. at The Stomping Ground, located next door to the Empty Spaces Project.
Just Panic And Get It Over With, Connecticut will feature almost two dozen artists, most of whom hail from the Putnam area. Curated by award-winning iPhoneographer Paul J. Toussaint, the event will last for the entire month of November. According to the project’s premise, each artist creates a piece of visual art inspired by a song from Nicoletto’s six-song album, “Just Panic And Get It Over With.”
“The beauty of this project is witnessing how differently the various artists interpret the same exact song,” Nicoletto explains. “For example, in July’s NYC show, the song “Mother Numb It” inspired a four-footchandelier, two sculptures, a few paintings and a photograph. And now, I’ve gotten to preview the “Mother Numb It” piece by Paul Toussaint for the Connecticut event, as well as some other works from the Putnam-area artists. It’s thrilling to see the variety of art that emerges from cities big and small on each stop of the tour.” After the Connecticut event, Nicoletto will be announcing more such events, specifically in Europe and North America.
Just Panic…Connecticut features work by both Toussaint and Nicoletto, as well as: Nick Swearer, JP Jacquet, AL Mathes, Andrew Pirie, Walker Lee, Monika Agnello, Cynthia and Michael Saari, William J. Hopper, Silver Circle Gallery, Sochor Art, Tom Krivacs, Superlative New England, Ian Sklarsky, luke kurtis, Emmy Mikelson, Ned Stresen-Reuter, Cindy Patrick and Leigh Munro. Around town, The Flying Carpet Studios will do a Just Panic…inspired window display where dancer Nichola Johnson will perform a specially choreographed piece. Local businesses such as Main Street Grille, 85 Main Street and The Stomping Ground will celebrate with drink and meal specials inspired by the songs. On opening day, Nicoletto will appear live on WINY radio with station owner and host Karen Osbrey.
After the Connecticut event, Nicoletto will be announcing more such events, specifically in Europe and North America.
Just Panic And Get It Over With, NYC made its explosive premiere in Soho at Spring Gallery in July 2013. Over twenty-five artists created sixty-two pieces of work based on the six-songs on Just Panic And Get It Over With. Just Panic…NYC resulted the year’s largest collective art-music collaboration. Watch the mini-documentary:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n3bUv0eRPTY.
See http://justpanicandgetitoverwith.com for some mini-documentary footage of the NYC flagship event, completeartist lists and a peek at some of the astounding pieces. At the outset, the project has received international press coverage. See, Blouin ArtInfo.com: “Electropop Singer Derek Nicoletto Inspires Exhibition by Three-Dozen NY