Local artist Brian Butler has been captured by an Ice Cream Person. The entity seized his imagination and hasn’t let go. He’s the founder of IceCreamPeople.org and this Monday he plans to bring other obsessives together to commiserate the existence of the phenomenon.
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WHAT’S THE BIG IDEA?
The intention of this project is to elevate the Ice Cream Person, a half-ice-cream, half-human hybrid, to the same legendary status as other cryptozoological icons, such as Bigfoot or The Lochness Monster. The evidence is indisputable, they deserve recognition. I foresee a catalog of the artist-renderings being published in the future, complete with descriptions and behavioral analysis of the creature.
WHAT’S THE EVENT ALL ABOUT?
I’ve designed a template for Ice Cream People Watchers to use in the event they encounter an Ice Cream Person. The completed templates will be on view and blank templates will also be provided in case anyone attending plans to encounter an Ice Cream Person.
HOW WOULD ONE GO ABOUT CONTRIBUTING EVIDENCE?
I have been collecting virtual submissions online for nearly a year now. At some point I decided to start soliciting people for artist-renderings of our frozen friends.
HOW DID THIS ALL BEGIN?
My girlfriend and I played every miniature golf course in Massachusetts last summer. We spotted a couple of Ice Cream People along the way and a quick image search solidified my suspicion that there’s a whole subculture of frozen people out there. I put the website up, and now people all over the world have contacted me with Ice Cream Person information.
WHAT’S THE BEST THING ABOUT ICE CREAM?
Its sense of humor.
[IceCreamPeople.org presents Thunderhole and Main Fader. Mon 7.28.08. Milky Way, 403-405 Centre St., Jamaica Plain. 617.576.3740. 9pm/21+/free. milkwayjp.com, icecreampeople.org]