January 24, 2014

Come see me at PepsiCo's #PEPCITY Super Bowl Celebration in NYC!

If only you could see the loft where I live right now.  You would certainly be able to tell I must be preparing for some kind of crazy art event… and you would most certainly be right!  Canvases, art supplies, sketches… but today it will all be shipped to New York just in time for the next weeks PepsiCo Superbowl event called #PEPCITY.

If you haven't heard about #PEPCITY yet, let me share!

For Immediate Release:

PepsiCo to Host Super Bowl Celebration in New York City’s Winter Village
at Bryant Park 
First-Of-Its-Kind, Dome-Enclosed Space Called #PEPCITY will Feature Unique PepsiCo Food and Beverage Offerings from Celebrity Chefs David Burke, Marc Forgione, & Michael Psilakis; Concerts from Austin Mahone, Prince Royce, & Ziggy Marley; and Works by Artists Snarkitecture, Valerie Carpender, Marcela Gutierrez, Jolt & Playwright Lemon Andersen

If you are going to be in New York next week, consider this your invitation to come see me paint live during PepsiCo's massive (literally massive in size) #PEPCITY event taking place in Bryant Park.  You won't want to miss it, plus you won't be able to miss it.   It's as a celebration of all things New York, including this years' official Super Bowl party with food, music, art and non-stop entertainment and musical performances.  Don't worry about the cold… #PEPCITY is enclosed and it will be warm.  And…   it's free!

My performances: I will be doing four live painting performances per day on Wed, Thursday and Saturday of next week at 2:30, 3:30, 4:30 and 5:30.   I will have just eight minutes of performance time to complete a painting from start to finish… you read that right…. eight minutes!!!!!  I will be joined by the other super talented artists Marcela Gutierrez and Jolt (watch him here) while the talented playwright Lemmon Anderson narrates.  Bryant Park is located in Midtown Manhattan between 40th and 42nd Streets and 5th and 6th Aves.

This is the first time I have ever had to complete a whole painting in 8 minutes, but I am working on a strategy… hence why my home is full of art supplies right now. Practice makes perfect.  I am sure I will be really good at this by the time I finish my 12th painting in three days!   I won't tell you exactly what I will be painting, but I am sure you have an idea… I might include subtle nods to PepsiCo in my own way… hint, hint.

I can't wait.  This will be so much fun for me.  See you in New York!!!

And don't forget to tweet to me @vcarpender with the hashtag #PEPCITY.  Find me on Instagram, too.

Want more info on the #PEPCITY event, appearances and music performers?  Check this out.