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Published October 17th, 2018
Art Moves Project set to present latest artistic work in Lafayette, Oct. 19

Art Moves Project brings new forms of public art to Lafayette by commissioning California artists and choreographers from varying disciplines and backgrounds using exploratory and socially relevant themes. "Encased: Presented" will be installed at Lafayette Plaza Park, at the corner of Golden Gate Way and Mt. Diablo Boulevard in downtown Lafayette.
"Encased: Presented" reflects the collaboration among choreographer Yukie Fujimoto with No Strings Attached Dance Company, musician Marquisse Moore and architect Lara Dutto. Their work delves into "What Surrounds You?" The public art installation with dance will be held Friday, Oct. 19 at Lafayette Plaza Park, featuring two free performances at 4:30 and 6:30 p.m.
"We experience the Lafayette Plaza Park with its adjacent traffic intersections and streets as part of the daily routine of living here. This Project provides an intervention into the ordinary with an artistic installation of bold colors, unexpected forms and movement," explained Lara Dutto. "With AMP, we are creating a shared community experience that can prompt a shift in perception. I'm interested in what this can reveal about our sense of place, ourselves and our surroundings."
Adults and children alike will have the chance to witness the result of this unique Oct. 19 Art Moves Project-led collaboration and will be invited to share their thoughts on "Encased: Presented" by writing on an interactive installation.
"We are thrilled to support AMP through a Kiwanis Club of Moraga Valley Foundation grant," said Ibis Schlesinger of the foundation. "We are especially intrigued by this project because it brings free outdoor dance performances with art installations to our community, making art here visible and accessible and helping instigate dialogue across all ages."
Art Moves Project is a public art initiative founded by Lafayette residents Yukie Fujimoto, Christy Mack and Lissa Resnick. AMP merges different artistic forms and brings art out of traditional indoor venues to outdoor spaces. AMP is supported by the Lamorinda Arts Council, local foundations and businesses, and many generous private donors. For more information, visit @artmovesproject on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter and www.lamorindaarts.org/artsincubator.

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