NEW YORK, NY | April, 2022 – ART X PUZZLES: Puzzles with Purpose is pleased to announce “Puzzling for Purpose” a series of events, including timed puzzling competitions, puzzling gatherings, puzzle challenges along with special charitable auctions. ART X PUZZLES for the first time brings in-person collaborations and jigsaws puzzling to new audiences.
SHOP + Sarasota Art Museum + Art X Puzzles presents Puzzleliscious. This new live event will present multiple games and puzzling activities during the three-day gaming bonanza. The special event corresponds with Sarasota Art Museum’s Member’s Guest Days and two recently opened art exhibitions. This newly launched museum ‘live puzzling event’ held at the Sarasota Art Museum will present a fresh take on gaming for all to enjoy.
Puzzle Enthusiasts, Art Lovers and Art Patrons can mingle over puzzling, games and explore the many art offerings of the Sarasota Art Museum.
The renewal of gatherings brings the puzzling experience and art experience to audiences in person for hours of study and art appreciation. Putting a jigsaw puzzle together has many health benefits and can help reduce stress and improve memory. A study at the University of Michigan showed that doing puzzles for at least 25 minutes a day can boost your IQ by 4 points!
ART X PUZZLES is pleased to announce our upcoming event:
April 29th, 30th, and May 1st 2022: Sarasota Art Museum presents the first-look at contemporary Artist Joe Fig’s AXP Collector Edition for 2022. This new bespoke collector edition will be on offer for sale for the first time at Sarasota Art Museum and will include the book Insider the Painter’s Studio signed by author and artist Joe Fig.
Joe Fig’s original artwork KAWS: What Party (Urge and Separated) / Brooklyn Museum, 13” x 12 ¼” Oil on Linen, 2021 has been transformed in collaboration with ART X PUZZLES and the artist for a new special 2022 edition. The artist will be on-site on Saturday, April 30th for a special dedication signing, puzzling, and “meet and greet.” The Puzzleliscious event will include multiple ART X PUZZLES limited artist editions by top international contemporary artists and will present live interactive puzzling activities among multiple tables, prizes and games. The event is open to the public.
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ABOUT ART X PUZZLES: PUZZLES WITH PURPOSE Puzzles with Purpose was conceived by independent curator, arts writer and creative entrepreneur Rachel Vancelette in May 2020 as a multifaceted sales initiative to support a range of contemporary artists as they faced the economic fallout from the world’s battle against COVID-19. Expanding horizons, Puzzles with Purpose sought artists from across the globe to shine a light on their studio practice and to create unique Collector Edition Jigsaw Puzzles. A percentage of all net proceeds from each Collector Edition is allocated to participating artists for their studio practice and creative endeavors with a percentage of proceeds from each sale benefiting their respective Artist Charity Choices..www.artxpuzzles.com | @artxpuzzles #artxpuzzles
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Captions and photo credits: ART X PUZZLES and Artist Studios. (C) ARTIST JOE FIG | Title: What Party (Urge and Separated) Jigsaw Puzzle Size: 19" x 19" (482.6 mm x 482.6 mm) 500 Jigsaw Puzzle Pieces, Linen Finish, ESKA Premium Board. FSC 100% Recycled Paper, Special Linen Finish. Edition of 12 + 2 APs. Credits: Artist and Cristen Tierney Gallery.