Functioning like a kind of second exhibition opening for students, Free For All (September 25, 2013) harnessed the energy of Jason Rhoades in a lively evening geared toward Penn undergraduates but open to the public. Over 170 visitors viewed Jason Rhoades, Four Roads—the work Sutter’s Mill was activated, with workers assembling and disassembling it—and four trained graduate student lecturers in ICA T-shirts fielded questions and engaged in animated conversation. Three volunteers from Common Press screened tote bags in the lobby, laboring continuously to slake an overwhelming thirst for both “Jason Rhoades, Four Roads” in orange and a version of the Free For All poster in neon pink and blue, while ICA Student Board members and representatives from Kelly Writers House manned information tables. Churros, chips, and Mexican colas were enjoyed along with a musical performance by local power pop band, The Ambulars.
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