Join celebrated urban photographer Wing Young Huie, creator of Lake Street USA and The University Avenue Project-during the Twin Cities Northern Spark Festival, in viewing 1500 photos while batting glow-in-the-dark ping-pong balls with friends and strangers!
This public installation re-imagines your old-fashioned, living room slide-show coupled with basement-style ping-pong, except the living room/basement is an outdoor lot next to the Nomad World Pub in the West Bank near the University of Minnesota. It will be held June 4th beginning at 9:00 p.m., and run through June 5th at 6:00 a.m.
From dusk till dawn there will be 12 ping-pong tables, complete with organized mini-tournaments and exhibition matches, as well as open tables for spontaneous pick-up games.
Volunteers are needed to help make the event a success. Wing is looking for art and ping-pong enthusiasts to volunteer for a three-hour shift during the event. Volunteers will assist with event set-up, tournaments, and general event oversight, as well as join in on matches with the public and teach hesitant beginners the basics.
All volunteers will receive a signed 8×10 Wing Young Huie photo of their choice and the unique opportunity to play glow-in-the-dark ping-pong all night long.
If interested in volunteering, please email our Volunteer Coordinator, Ashley Hanson at [email protected].
The event is also in need of borrowed ping-pong tables for the night. No fancy ones please-just your beat up basement tables. Donors will receive a signed 8×10 Wing Young Huie print of their choice! If your are interested please email Wing at [email protected].
For more details visit A Ping Pong Retrospective online at http://northernspark.org/projects/a-ping-pong-retrospective.html, and Northern Spark Festival at www.northernspark.org.
Wing Young Huie Photography Gallery is located at 3730 Chicago Avenue South, Studio B, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55407. Call 612-817-2771 or visit online at www.wingyounghuie.com.