Celebrating the Art of Body Painting, 17DAYS, ArtsGreensboro, and Living Art America Host Free Skin Wars Viewing Parties at The Crown at the Carolina Theatre

Beginning tonight, August 6, five-time World Bodypainting Champions Madelyn Greco and Scott Fray of Reidsville will emcee all eight episodes


Greensboro, N.C., August 6, 2014 — Starting tonight, 17DAYS Festival, ArtsGreensboro, and Living Art America will host free viewing parties of Skin Wars, the Game Show Network’s new, hour-long, eight-episode reality show that features a competition between 10 body-paint artists.

Actress Rebecca Romijn hosts Skin Wars. Romijin—the first model ever to be body-painted for Sports Illustrated’s Swimsuit Issue (the year before she made her unforgettable big-screen debut as the blue, body-painted “Mystique” in X-Men)—will be joined by three judges: legendary entertainer RuPaul and body-painting rock stars Craig Tracy and Robin Slonina.

Join five-time World Bodypainting Champions Madelyn Greco and Scott Fray of Reidsville as they emcee the special viewing parties every Wednesday night from August 6 through September 24 at The Crown at the Carolina Theatre in downtown Greensboro. Greco and Fray will kick off each evening’s festivities with insights into the international world of body painting and their own unique body-painting experiences.

Doors open for the Skin Wars viewing parties at 8 pm, festivities start at 8:30 pm, and the show starts at 9:00 pm. Presented by 17DAYS, ArtsGreensboro, and Living Art America.

About 17DAYS

17DAYS Festival is a public service, collaborative listing of fall arts and cultural events produced by dozens of independent organizations, artists, and presenters in Greensboro, North Carolina. Now entering its fourth year, 17DAYS has become the state’s largest collaborative festival, featuring more than 100 events, exhibitions, and performances each year. The 2014 Festival will take place from September 19 through October 5. For more information, visit 17DAYSGreensboro.org or call Kaitlin Smith at 336-373-7523, x246.

About ArtsGreensboro

With an annual budget of nearly $1.8 million, ArtsGreensboro is a catalyst for innovation to build recognition and support for the arts. Through the 17 DAYS Arts& Culture Festival, power2give, and other opportunities like the National Folk Festival, ArtsGreensboro is driving the health and vitality of our community through support for arts education, celebrating the diversity of Greensboro, and supporting economic impact through excellence in arts programming.

About Living Art America

Living Art America was conceived and created by artists to provide a platform to promote and encourage fine-art body painting in North America and beyond. Living Art America pushes artists to challenge their creative limits and elevate the art of body painting in American culture. Visit LivingArtAmerica.com for more details.