Asheboro, NC - The Randolph Arts Guild (R.A.G.) presents an artist talk with an individual who is one part contemporary performance artist, one part mad-scientist-musician, and one part recycled re-invision-er.  On Wednesday, February 25th at 7 p.m. join the guild, located at 123 Sunset Avenue for an artist talk with North Carolina performance artist, Mark Dixon.  Mark is a founding member of "Invisible" -- an ensemble of curated sound (think live Rube Goldberg machines with musical aural elements).  The group combines playing on experimental sound-making devices with other performance-based creative pursuits.  "This lecture is designed to introduce Mark's creative style with our community and inspire folks to enjoy the upcoming Sunset Cultural Series performance with Invisible.  It will be an enjoyable eye and ear opener for many that won't get in the way of the smiles", says R.A.G.'s Program Director, Les Caison. 

"Mark Dixon's Artist Talk" takes place at the Randolph Arts Guild located at 123 Sunset Avenue on Wednesday, February 25th at 7 p.m in the Sara Smith Self Gallery.  The lecture is free.  Soon thereafter, Invisible will perform "Time Constraints" a 50-minute sound art composition as part of the Sunset Cultural Series on Saturday, March 21st at 7 p.m. at the Sunset Theatre located at 234 Sunset Avenue.  Tickets for the performance are $10 and are available in advance at the Randolph Arts Guild or at the door the night of while supplies last.  For more information contact the guild at (336) 629-0399.  See more of Mark's creations on the Invisible website at:  .   


Artist Bio: 

Mark Dixon is an artist, performer, reverse engineer, machine acupuncturist, and career counselor for unemployed devices. He designs and builds sound-making devices and is a founding member of the experimental sound performance collaborative Invisible.  Invisible performances feature Dixon’s sound devices as well as performative object making, text, video and found sound. He has an MFA in studio art from Carnegie Mellon University.  Invisible has performed at the Audiovisualities Lab of Duke University, the Cucalorus Film Festival, the North Carolina Museum of Art, South Eastern Center for Contemporary Art, the Reynolda House Museum, The Weatherspoon, CAM Raleigh and Asheville Museum of Art; in Georgia at the Telfair and Morris Museums; and in Virginia at the 2nd Street Gallery and 1708 Gallery.

About the Sunset Cultural Series:

The Sunset Cultural Series highlights some of the best cultural events and activities taking place in the community by featuring them in Downtown Asheboro's Historic Sunset Theatre and by promoting them through a collective marketing effort.  The goals are to increase awareness of, attendance to and participation in the cultural events being held in the community; to connect and cross-pollinate audiences and to fully utilize the resources of the Downtown Asheboro's Historic Sunset Theatre.

The Sunset Cultural Series is a collaborative effort between the Randolph Arts Guild, the City of Asheboro, the North Carolina Zoo, Randolph Community College, Randolph Community Concerts Association, the Randolph County Public Library, the Friends of the Randolph County Public Library and RSVP Community Theatre.