Celebrity to host outdoor projection art festival

March 16, 2009

India Hicks (photo courtesy Studio b)
India Hicks (photo courtesy Studio b)

Style Icon India Hicks coming to 2009 Digital Graffiti at Alys Beach

The resort town of Alys Beach, Florida and “Studio b.” announced that India Hicks will host the second annual “Digital Graffiti” festival on Saturday, June 6th. Digital Graffiti is the world’s first outdoor projection art festival, with artists using the latest technologies to project original works onto the town’s iconic white walls.

A well-known author, TV host and fashion model for Ralph Lauren, Gap, and J. Crew, among many others, India Hicks is the daughter of legendary interior designer David Hicks, who was hailed by The New York Times as “the most famous decorator of his day.” India is Prince Charles’ second cousin, and is in line to succeed to the British throne. In 1981, she served as bridesmaid to Diana, Princess of Wales. India is an author of numerous style books, is a hotel owner and is the creator of an all-natural body-and-home-fragrance line (www.indiahicks-islandliving.com). India recently hosted the second season of the Bravo TV series “Top Design,” an interior design competition.

India’s visit is sponsored in part by “Studio b” (www.studiobthebeach.com), a creative venue that hosts intimate and inspiring seminars, classes, lectures, social gatherings and other cultural opportunities that feature world-class talents in the fields of design, photography, art, literature, food and wine.

Digital Graffiti explores how design, technology and architecture can intertwine to create entirely new art forms.

For one night, Alys Beach opens its courtyards and cobblestone paths to innovative companies and ground-breaking artists who fuse these three elements to literally transform an entire town into a living work of art.

Sometimes referred to as “Photon Bombing,” “Guerilla Projection” or “Urban Projection,” underground artists around the globe have been using the latest design, animation and projection technologies to cast dynamic images onto skyscrapers and other urban structures as a means of artistic expression.

This year’s deadline for all digital art submissions is April 30th. For specific submission rules and guidelines, or for more information about Digital Graffiti at Alys Beach,  visit www.digitalgraffiti.com.