Recovering from Slow Art Day 2014

April 13th, 2014

We had a great Slow Art Day 2014 in 238+ venues around the world.

The volunteer team that runs Slow Art Day is recovering and will soon be updating this site with the date for Slow Art Day 2015 (by the way, it’s Saturday, April 11, 2015).

Thanks,

The exhausted but happy team

Today is Slow Art Day 2014

April 12th, 2014

Have a *good* Slow Art Day 2014 wherever you are in the world.

If just one more person in the world today learns that they have the innate ability to look at and and to love art, then we will have all reached our mission.

Best,

Phil
Founder, Slow Art Day

P.S. Tweet about your experiences today. Use #slowartday2014

Notes From Hosts: Mim Scalin

April 11th, 2014

notesfromhosts

Greetings from Richmond, VA, USA

Slow Art Day 2014! I can’t wait.
I’ve got lots of people signed up (45), and have been keeping in touch with them on a regular basis. I hope they all show up!
It’s going to be an exciting event.
I’ve chosen 3 pieces from the 20th century galleries and 2 from an area under viewed for sure, sporting life, which is mainly British paintings ofhorse and dogs from the 1800s. 
Won’t people be surprised!
 
Instead of making buttons this year, I made labels on adhesive backed paper. 
 
Slow Art Day labels
 
I look forward to seeing everyone’s photos from the event.
 
Best wishes to all,
Mim Golub Scalin
volunteer host
Sign up to participate in this event here.

The Value of Slow Looking

April 11th, 2014

But what’s interesting about Slow Art Day is that it offers a practice (look for at least 10 minutes) and the possibility of an experience that’s owned by the viewer. It’s why giving attention to art at the very least brings new perspective, and is in the words of business thinkers potentially ‘disruptive’ in that it can over time shift how you see things. In a world of customization and personalization digital technology provides us with the stuff based on previous choices – it makes life easier.

- John O’Reilly, Slow Art Day and the value of spending time looking at pictures, Image Source, (via).

 

Image Source has interviewed our founder, Phil Terry, on his thoughts about Slow Art Day!

Read on to find out the original inspiration and “a-ha” moment that sparked Slow Art Day’s birth, why freedom is important for the viewer’s engagement, what Phil Terry means by “monogamous-in-the-moment“and much more here.

- Karen