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Contact: Joseph Kuzemka, Art All Night – Trenton planning committee chairperson
Email: jkuzemka@gmail.com
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Trenton, NJ – June 7, 2012 – Art will take many forms at the sixth annual Art All Night-Trenton, June 16th and 17th, at the Roebling Wire Works building and surrounding Millyard Park. To compliment the more than 1,000 pieces of original artwork expected from artists of all skill levels and ages, Art All Night organizers have secured a lineup of interactive events to keep guests enthralled for a full 24 hours.

This year, a booming drum circle will announce the start of Art All Night-Trenton at 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 16th and a varied program of special events and performance art will continue throughout the night until 3 p.m. on Sunday, June 17th.

Interactive Events Captain, Cameron Ferrera from Diffy Productions, said, “As well as bringing back some favorite events from past years, we’ve scoured the region for the most talked-about new performance and interactive artists to bring to this year’s event. We aim to thrill at Art All Night, and we have definitely raised the bar for 2012. From a quirky hula hoop lounge and rock n' roll oracle card reader, to an Appalachian-themed front porch jam session and gardens made entirely out of recycled material, we’re treating guests to some wild new scenes this year.” Artworks Vice-President/Vice Chairperson Anthony Coluccio added, “Art All Night-Trenton has evolved throughout its six years to become so much more than a pop-up art gallery. The interactive events add incredible energy to Art All Night, and that helps us draw even larger crowds year after year.”

The interactive lineup will continue to grow over the next two weeks, but the most current lineup follows below.

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Artworks is Trenton's downtown visual arts center which promotes artistic diversity by fostering creativity, learning, and appreciation of the arts. Our classes, exhibitions, and events make art an accessible experience for all. To learn more, visit us online at www.artworkstrenton.org.


AbOmInOg Intl Arts Collective presents The Live Iron Pour
Time: Saturday Night, 9:00pm - 2:00am
The AbOmInOg Intl. Arts Collective, who first worked with Art All Night in 2010, are back for a second year to bring the mesmerizing art of a live iron pour to inner city Trenton! AbOmInOg Intl. will amaze spectators by forging steel live throughout the night, as one-story-high orange flames rise against Trenton's urban backdrop. The AbOmInOg team will be pouring 75 cast iron, fresh-from-the-flames, limited edition medallions that guests can purchase.

The New Jersey Blacksmiths Association
Time: All 24 Hours
Art All Night-Trenton welcomes the New Jersey Blacksmiths Association for the first time! Gaze on as the NJBA forges, bends, hammers and molds heated metal into a large-scale sculptural candelabra. This traditional abstraction will merge centuries-old blacksmithing techniques with modern sculpture.

Black-Light Graffiti Lounge
Time: All 24 Hours
Back by popular demand for the second year in a row, Trenton’s own Leon Rainbow and the Rock Ya Body Artists along with Diffy Productions and Janet's Weddings and Parties, bring you the Black-Light Graffiti Lounge, featuring glow-in-the-dark body painting and graffiti art.

Rock Ya Body's Body Paint Party
Time: Saturday Evening
Leon Rainbow presents Rock Ya Body. RYB is one of Trenton's hottest NEW events. The event features live body painting, models, photographers and artists. Come by and check out the models or get your own body paint done.

Live Screenprinting courtesy of Dentz Design
Time: Saturday Evening and Sunday Morning

Here's your chance to get an Art All Night 2012 t-shirt made right in front of your eyes. Watch as Dentz Design completes this creative process and witness exactly how shirts are screen-printed. Multiple designs and limited edition shirts will be for sale immediately after they are made and proceeds will benefit Art All Night - Trenton.

Social Lounge
Time: All 24 Hours

Stop by the Social Lounge, sponsored by Trenton Social, and watch as the area's brightest bloggers and social media gurus broadcast the Art All Night action to the world via blogsallnight.tumblr.com. They'll be interviewing artists, reporting fashion trends, chronicling guest stories, and keeping their fingers on the pulse of Art All Night.

Smart Phone Scavenger Hunt
Time: All 24 hours

Created by Diffy Productions and now in its second year, this interactive installation will send you crisscrossing the festival grounds solving clues and uploading media to interactive kiosks for all the festival attendees to see. All you need is an Android, iPhone or other smartphone.

Dueling Muralist's
Time: All 24 Hours

What happens when you put two completely different muralists next to each other and give them 24 hours to paint? Jim Lemyre will work in acrylic and brushes and Jonathon Connor (a.k.a. Lank Williams, Jr.) will use mixed media, aerosol and stencils. Watch as Jim creates a larger-than-life portrait of Nosferatu, while Lank creates a piece titled "Lank's Guide to Civil Engineering" which will echo the legacy of the Roebling building that houses Art All Night – Trenton, including actual imagery from the Roebling Museum archives.

The Hanging Gardens of "New" Babylon
Time: All 24 Hours

Upcycled Earth returns for its second year making art from trash. Created from recycled plastic bottles and other plastic objects, flowers and plants will be transformed and arranged to create an elaborate interpretation of ancient Babylon's hanging gardens. Living installation actors will be adorned in ancient styled costumes, also constructed from recycled objects.

The Last Train: An Appalachian Safari
Time: All 24 Hours

Dale J. Gordon, lead singer and guitarist of local bands such as Patsie and Demo, takes you on an anthropological journey to his native area of West Virginia. The Last Train, a spoken word track from one of his recent albums, will be expanded upon to include multimedia projections, scenic installations and live action interpretations. Guests will be invited to take part in create-your-own artifact events, and even a late night front porch jam.

Roebling Works Walking Tour, by Clifford Zink
Time: Sunday 11 a.m.

Meeting Location: Millyard Park entrance of Wire Works Building
Founded here in 1848, the John A. Roebling's Sons Company produced wire and wire rope for many landmark suspension bridges, including the Brooklyn, George Washington and Golden Gate bridges. To commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the opening of the Golden Gate Bridge on May 27, 1937, this year's tour will highlight buildings and features at the works where the Roebling Company developed innovations for suspension bridges and produced the 3-inch suspender ropes that hold up the decks on the George Washington and Golden Gate Bridges. Clifford Zink will also have his published book, The Roebling Legacy, available for purchase at Art All Night.

Time: Sunday 10 – 11 a.m.
Location: Outdoor Stage

ZUMBA is a high-energy fitness party that blasts calories and leaves you feeling energized. The combination of Latin/international rhythms and easy-to-follow steps are impossible to resist. You will have such a good time, you’ll forget you're getting a great workout!

Drum Circle
Time: Saturday 3 – 6 p.m.
Location: World Food Court area

Join us for the first-ever Art All Night drum circle as we kick off the festival in the food court! Administered by avid drummer and drum circle leader Steven Beste, the tribal rhythms will act as an auditory beacon to draw people to the festival. Everyone is invited to join in and encouraged to bring their own instruments.

Rock n' Roll Oracle Card Reader
Time: All 24 hours

All your questions will be answered when you get a psychic reading using the Rock and Roll Oracle™ cards. This is the only Rock and Roll-themed oracle card deck in existence and it has all original artwork by artist and psychic, David Rosenhaus. Forty-four original images based on classic rock songs will tell your fate in a one-on-one reading – this is truly an alternative experience. 

That New Car Smell
Time: All 24 Hours

The power of the olfactory sense is the strongest of the senses known to trigger memories, beyond sight and sound. This installation titled 'That New Car Smell' explores the cultural position of car dealerships and how the senses of the consumers' experience create a desire for status, if not the sale of a 'large ticket' item. The installation exploits the visual, and auditory senses of an abstracted car dealership experience. Brought to you by Art All Night veteran contributor, Andrew Wilkinson.

Art All Night Kid Zone by Crafts with Carithanne
Time: Saturday 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Location: Indoor demo area

Join us again this year for our annual Children's Art Zone – full of fun, hands-on activities for children and their parents. Children will be able to dive into art with summer-oriented activities included designing your own artwork using recycled and household materials– and as always, sidewalk chalk is always available for the little ones to draw 'til their heart's content.

Playful Creations Hula Hoop Lounge
Time: During outdoor stage hours

Come to the Playful Creations Lounge to try out some handmade and to craft your own kite or dream catcher.  Also, participate in building custom made Art All Night hula hoops and flower sticks with the Playful Creations team. Throughout the night there will be plenty of fun activities for all ages, including Louie Houdini, the Clown Healer Rescue Beagle, who will perform his favorite  hoop flying trick.

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