What is your perception of sadness, joy, fear or anger? That is a question Eatsound asks with "Emotions," an art exhibition which will take place Saturday, Aug. 6 at Long Street Studio. Now in its third year, the event features painters and dancers working together to interpret specific sentiments in front of a live audience.

What is your perception of sadness, joy, fear or anger? That is a question Eatsound asks with "Emotions," an art exhibition which will take place Saturday, Aug. 6 at Long Street Studio. Now in its third year, the event features painters and dancers working together to interpret specific sentiments in front of a live audience.

"Oftentimes … painters stay with painters, dancers stay with dancers, and there really isn't any cross-mingling of art forms," said Eatsound founder Dontavius Jarrells. "There wasn't really a show to push the boundaries of art. 'Emotions' became the catalyst of how I can bring all these art forms together."

This year, painters include Ashley Vance, Justin Cramer and David Salter. Airbrush artist Sugar Ray will also participate.

Prior to the exhibition, the artists are given emotions to paint. Afterward, they share their work with 11 dancers, who create performances based on the visual art.

"To tie it all together … body painters take the replica of the art and apply it to the body of the dancer," Jarrells said.

Then, during the show, the dancers perform the emotions to musical tracks of their choice. Expect to see a variety of dance styles, including tap, modern, ballet, hip-hop, krumping, popping and waving.

But the audience won't be told which emotions are being expressed.

"We give the opportunity of interpretation to the guests, and that's really what brings the show alive," Jarrells said.

And the attendees are close to the action.

"There really isn't a stage," Jarrells said. "It gives [the audience members] that feeling that they're a part of the emotional process, and it's really a cool trade-off to see the artist and the guests interact with one another throughout the performances."