The Traveling Show

From October 16-19, 2013, Rabun County and the Hambidge Center hosted The Traveling Show, a public art tour collaboration glo and Living Walls. They conducted community events, lectures, and workshops, culminating in two spectacular performances by glo and a superb mural by Living Walls. The first performance and mural reveal took place in downtown Clayton, with over-sized swingsets and blue astroturf blocking the street for a community interactive performance. The second performance was in the empty million-square-foot former Fruit of the Loom factory in Rabun Gap. Inspired by the classic film, The Red Balloon, artwork by hundreds of Rabun County school children was attached to hovering red balloons, through which spectators walked to reach the 'stage' - a large square of grass sod. After the dancers' performance, the viewers were invited to join them in sitting on the grass.

Photo by Drea Zlanabitnig.Photo by Drea Zlanabitnig.Photo by Drea Zlanabitnig.
Photo by Joe Dreher.Photo by Joe Dreher.Photo by Joe Dreher.Photo by Joe Dreher.Photo by Joe Dreher.
Photo by Joe Dreher.Photo by Joe Dreher.Photo by Joe Dreher.Photo by Joe Dreher.Photo by Joe Dreher.Photo by Joe Dreher.
Photo by Joe Dreher.Photo by Joe Dreher.Photo by Joe Dreher.Photo by Joe Dreher.Photo by Joe Dreher.Photo by Joe Dreher.
Photo by Joe Dreher.


Rabun County Schedule of Events, October 16-19, 2013

All events were FREE and open to the public (except those occurring at schools)

Wednesday, October 16

7 PM - Public lecture on Robert Rauschenberg by Hambidge Fellow Rich Gere, at the Rabun County Public Library, 73 Jo Dotson Cir, Clayton, GA

Thursday, October 17

9-10 AM - “Float: an Urban Fantasy” - a workshop by glo with school kids at Rabun County Primary School

1 PM - “Mural Art Making” - a public lecture by Living Walls at the Rabun County Public Library, 73 Jo Dotson Cir, Clayton GA

5 PM - Public Intervention - a public performance by glo on the Rabun County Courthouse lawns, 25 Courthouse Square #129, Clayton GA

6 PM  - “Imagining Rabun County + Special Places” - A town meeting with glo, Living Walls, and the Hambidge Center at Reeve’s Home Furnishings, 46 S Main St, Clayton GA

7:30 PM - Community Pot Luck Dinner at Grapes & Beans, 42 E Savannah St, Clayton, GA


Friday, October 18

11:50 AM -12:40 PM – “Urbanism & Youth Identity in Physical Gesture” - a workshop by glo with school kids at Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School

1 PM - “Tactical Urbanism”  - glo at the Dickerson Hardware exterior wall, 87 N Main Street, Clayton GA

7 PM - “The Traveling Show” - Mural Reveal & Street Performance by Living Walls and glo on Main Street at Hiwassee, Clayton GA


Saturday, October 19

6-9 PM - “The Traveling Show Factory” - a public performance by glo and an art installation featuring the artwork of hundreds of Rabun County students tied to levitating red balloons, all within the million-square-foot former Fruit of the Loom Factory turned Rabun County Business Park, 400 Kelly's Creek Road, Rabun Gap, GA

Check in with our Facebook event page for updated times and details.

The Traveling Show is made possible through a partnership with Georgia Public Library system, Mayor’s Office- City of Dalton, Dalton, Creative Arts Guild, Readers2Leaders, Downtown Dalton Association, Dalton State College, Historic Society, University of Georgia, Athens Public Schools, ATHICA, Rabun Gap Downtown Association, Hambidge Arts Center, Rabun County Public Schools, Clayton Arts Council, Clayton Police, Dickerson Hardware, LaGrange Arts Museum, Quinlan Arts Center, Breneau University and Dewberry Capital.

The Traveling Show is underwritten in part by the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, Georgia Council for the Arts, Possible Futures, the National Endowment for the Arts, power2give, and The Goat Farm Arts Center.