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SHAKE OUT RETURNS TO MARINA 59 IN ROCKAWAY WITH ART\, MUSIC\, FOOD\, B OATELS\, AND MORE

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Fourth Incarnation o f Free Arts Festival Brings Together Local Artists and Performers 

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July 29\, 2011 — New York\, NY – This year marks the fourth inca rnation of Shakeout\, an annual group show organized by local artist s and curators in Far Rockaway\, New York that is free and open to the p ublic.  Marina 59 owner Ari Zablozki\, who was recently featured in a Wall Street Journal a rticle on the burgeoning art scene in the Rockaways\, is pleased to host the free event for the second year in a row.  Shakeo ut IV: Life Preservers—co-curated by Olivia Wyatt\, Jessica Shaefer\, a nd Shaun Kessler—will take place onSaturday\, August 13\, from noon unti l midnight\, and will feature site-specific art installations\, live mu sic and performances\, food\, boat rides\, and much\, much more.

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As part of the show\, a group of young New York-based artists were ask ed to create site-specific works within the marina\, with a focus on soc ially- and environmentally-engaged work that allows audiences to furthe r interact with the surrounding environment.  Some of the works include old \, junked boats that are being painted and transformed into various art ins tallations\, some are incorporated into the marina docks themselves\, and o thers are placed directly in the waters of Jamaica Bay and will be accessib le by boat.  The marina will have kayaks and motorboats available for hourl y rental\, and has also placed a swimming dock in the middle of the bay so that\, as swimmers or boaters approach the dock\, they will be able to expe rience floating sculptures along the way.  Shakeout IV will also fea ture artwork presented in Marina 59’s ArtBloc\, a mobile exhibition and performan ce space that is currently in residency at the marina.

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Participatin g visual artists include: John Bianchi\, Gabriel Buentello\, Sean Carney\, Molly Dilworth\, Bryan Harrington\, Ed Harris\, Corinne Jones\, A bshalom Jac Lahav\, Andres Laracuente\, Gretta Louw\, Mara Mayer and Heathe r Quesada\, Olov Sundstrom\, Radek Szczesny\, Revel Woodard\, Marina Zamalin and Maia Cruz Palileo\, and the Rockaway Artist Alli ance\, among others.

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A series of live performances and music shows will take place throughout the day and into the evening. Highlig hts include Djarara\, Sandflower Dyson\, This Frontier Nee ds Heroes\, Rachel Mason and Little Band of Sailors\, The Wild Yaks\, Hunte r Simpson\, Spectacle Theater\, A’yen Tran and The Boat for Singing Tog ether\, Rob Bronco reading John Steinbeck’s The Pearl aloud i n its entirety from the deck of his boat\, Alice Shyy and her “Note- aoke\,” Tower of Silence\, a play performed by Spectacle Theater< /b>\, and a synchronized swimming performance especially created for Sha keout IV by Nicole Sciarrillo.  Local favorites Veggie Island \, DiCosmo’s Italian Ices\, and Sharon is Karen will offer food and refreshments for sale\, and Zablozki’s bar in Williamsburg will provide a bar with drinks available for purchase.

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Shakeout IV will also feature artist Contance Hockaday’s “Boggsville Boatels\, ” recently featured in The New York Times\, which will act as platforms for performances throughout the day and sleeping qua rters for guests after 8pm.  All boatels are currently sold out for the eve nt but Shakeout attendees are welcome to camp at the marina.  In a ddition\, designer Mary Meyer will sell her handmade clothing at a p op-up shop especially created for Shakeout IV.

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For more information on Shakeout IV: Life P reservers\, please contact Jessica Shaefer at jess.shaefer@gmail.com or  917.453.9348 or Olivia Wyatt at olivia.wyatt@gmail.com or 501. 837.7375

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For more information on Marina 59\, ple ase contact Ari Zablozki at info@marina59.com or 718.945.4500

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