Connecting the Entire U.S. Through Art
Contact: Alfonso Llamas
For Immediate Release
The Entire U.S. Connected Through Art
From Florida to California and even Alaska,The Nomadic Project is
connecting the entire United States through art! After ten months, this
conceptual art project has successfully united thirty-three states, and
Artist Kristin Abraham and musician Alfonso Llamas sold their Florida
home and possessions in November of 2005, to experience and share the
They spend a week in each state while Abraham, 23, paints a
representative piece from the landscapes, experiences or impressions
there. The painting is placed on exhibit at a gallery in the next state
they go to.
Llamas, 25, composes music on his acoustic guitar and records along the
way. His songs, her paintings, their journal and photographs are posted
on their Web site, TheNomadicProject.com.
James Wolberg, co-founder of the Upfront Gallery in Fargo, said he
jumped at the chance to display South Dakota's painting and looks
forward to his turn to host the final show - all 50 works will tour the
nation in 2007, with music, drawings, journals, e-mails from fans and a
film documentary the pair is making along the way.
"It's a really interesting project. They're seeing a lot of people and risking everything on their part." exclaims Wolberg.
Deb Klebanoff, executive director of the Sioux Empire Arts Council,
said she responded to an e-mail from the couple by inviting them to
display a piece at the gallery. It will be up through the end of the
"They sold everything and hit the road - you've got to admire that. And
they don't take sponsorships or donations because they don't want
someone to ever tell them where they should go or what to do on the
trip." Klebanoff explained.
The couple stays in a hotel once or twice a week but mostly sleeps in
the Honda Element they bought in 2003 especially for the trip. The
Nomads encourage individuals along the way to join them through e-mail
(TheNomadicProject@gmail.com). Each letter becomes part of the end
exhibit, illustrating how the community has influenced and guided the
More information is available at http://TheNomadicProject.com, and
through contacting the artists directly at TheNomadicProject@gmail.com.