Whitney roasted a very small turkey, there were really delicious raisin crackers, and Arnold Palm made his last appearance at Hospital Kitchen. No fascists were killed.
Fans of this website, most likely a handful of art enthusiasts and my Mom, you might have noticed that there have been less postings lately. Yes that is true, but it turns out that the postings are now showing up over on Art-Nerd.com/Seattle. The reason, their layout is way better and the picture uploading thing is far easier. But also I don’t want to just double post everything anymore. As of now this site will be a place where I round up my contributions, wherever they may be, as well as add stuff that doesn’t fit the other sites, like food photography (jk) and musings about vintage cameras and shibori (not jk). But stay tuned, cause there might be something that is exclusive to Dandysme (NSFW), you just might be surprised.
This week I’ve combed Craigslist for art related job postings, invited anyone to join us at Art Klatch (Driftwood Horses of the Apocalypse), wrote about some writing and art events going on around town, and got super excited about the new Jack Straw look book featuring Sierra Stinson and Issey Miyake clothing.
And soon there will be a little something over at Vanguard about glass artist Cappy Thompson. So stay tuned!!
When I tell people that I work at Goodwill they often ask me, “what is the weirdest thing that you’ve found?” Over the year and a half that I’ve worked for everyone’s favorite thrift shop, listing the creme de la creme on eBay and ShopGoodwill.com we’ve found and listed some crazy stuff, a human skull with a hinged lid used for anatomy class, and a purse made out of an armadillo come to mind as unusually weird items, but to be honest, I am more interested in the rare and the coveted things, valuable or collected items that easily slide past the casual observer. I’ve been in complete awe over a small bronze sculpture of a leaping deer from the Wiener Werkstatte shop of Hagenauer, and I had to mop up some drool once over an oil on copper plate painting that likely dated to 17th century South America. Next to those 2 things a Canon camera built immediately after the war from previous models and parts made during the war ranked on the rarified and amazing, 1 of only 500 some odd models to exist in the world, and it somehow was donated somewhere in the Seattle area.
I’ve pinned, using Pinterest, my favorite finds over my tenure, something like 600+ objects, maybe 5 percent of the overall items passing through my hands have intrigued me or fascinated me. And just today I added 2 new finds to that list, making an otherwise mundane day of listing stand out.
What did I list you ask? Well, just 2 pieces from renown studio ceramist Robert Sperry. Sperry is kind of a local legend, working in the UW ceramics department as a professor for a good majority of his career he not only influenced several generations of studio art potters, but his own work evolved and captivated collectors across the world. Sperry made works that to the uninformed look unfinished, or maybe even sloppy, but the beauty was in the intention, and the fact that nothing of this kind had been made before. His work with firing and glazes set a new standard, techniques he learned from intense study mixed with an artist’s unque filter of innovation. His work become a hit, and he even made large public works during his long and prolific career.
I had noticed Sperry’s work a few years back when NCECA (National Council on Education for Ceramic Arts) came to town, and his role in the Northwest studio ceramics movement became evident to me, this is someone who really impacted his art form, changing and influencing his medium locally as well as globally.
So when I spotted 2 rather large pieces casually sitting on a rack waiting to be listed I knew exactly what I had found. Kudos to the quality control manager at the donation station that spotted these, identifying them as special, most likely based on their size, heft, and conspicuous signature, which as artist’s signature go, is pretty much illegible. But they ended up at our Seattle store in perfect condition and the hope was that someone on our talented team could take it from there, identifying the pieces for online listing.
I was lucky to be that lister, and my morning was spectacular. I recognized the style, and the signature looked about right. I referenced the signature, dates, and style and came up with a match. I am happy to say that we have 2 beautiful Sperry works now online, the sale of which will go towards Goodwill’s mission to provide effective employment training and basic education to individuals experiencing significant barriers to economic opportunity.
Here is what I found, and based on my research and the help of a good friend, who at this point owns over 65 of Sperry’s pieces spanning an entire career, I can say that we have an example of Sperry’s early work from the 1960′s and a marvelous piece dating to 1979 with white crackle glaze. Both extraordinary works.
It’s listed HERE.
And this can be found HERE.
Horace Henry was an extraordinary collector of art and one of the OG crowd of serious art collectors residing in the early days of Seattle. Long before there was the Seattle Art Museum, there were a group of folks who dreamt of starting an art museum, but their visions didn’t exactly align. The Seattle Art Museum, or SAM as it is known today, was started by Dr. Richard Fuller, a man that believed the museum should focus on Asian and regional Northwest art. Ol’ Horace disagreed and took his collection of art and started his own museum. The feud continues to this day as the 2 museums, SAM and the Henry, have pitted their art going patrons against each other in an epic choice of which institution to head to for an evening of art and cultural activities. And neither museum is playing around with their stellar line-ups. Who will you side with??? Some art goers with voracious appetites might just be able to pull off both events, although this would end in a stimuli overload or just the right combo of society pictures proving that you are EVERYWHERE!
The Henry pulls out all the stops with 5 new art show openings, commissioned new dance works from Kate Wallich and poetry ‘interventions’ from the renown APRIL fest crew. There will also be Pyramid beer, I’m optimistically assuming it will be FREE, and music provided by KEXP. Food trucks will be on hand for your hunger issues, although folks this isn’t Western Bridge, so don’t expect them to be free.
And in the other corner, SAM will no doubt pack the house with crowds eager to see the shinny gold of the Incas at the new special exhibit of Peruvian art. Artists will be on hand to instruct you on constructing knotted jewelry and your own identity. And there will be tours from video art curator Julia Greenway, and comedian Charlie Stockman who wondered recently ‘when did tank tops on men make the switch from ironically fashionable to legitimately fashionable?’ And there will be drinks and dancing for all those people that enjoy drinks and dancing.
Tomorrow night my favorite lecture series, Pecha Kucha, tackles art glass and I couldn’t be more thrilled to hear what the selected speakers will share with us. A few of the speakers I was familiar with through shows at local galleries and artists receptions, but many were new to me and make up a large part of the art glass community that I have grown to very much appreciate. For this week’s Vanguard article I took a look into who will be speaking tomorrow night at SAM, but as Pecha Kuchas go, they could tell us something very much unexpected. The event is from 6-9pm at SAM and it’s FREE!!
Read about it HERE.
It’s a full week of art walks, performances, and talks covering everything from celluloid jewelry to incarceration. Here is what is on our radar.
(ART, TALK) Start your morning off with some casual art discussion at Cafe Presse for Art Klatch. We will be joined by Caroline Roosevelt, managing producer of Georgetown’s Spectrecle, a pairing of experimental art with the always popular Haunted History Tour. It’s a Double Nasty production, so you know it’ll be good. Other topics that might come up include the Light & Space Movement, or as some say the Finish Fetish Movement, and of course we’ll have to talk about art glass. 8-10am at Cafe Presse.
(DESIGN, JEWELRY, TALK) Jewelry designer Constance Awenasa presents the story of how she got into designing and making celluloid jewelry as part of Makerhaus‘ Make Good Society talk series. Celluloid jewelry predates Bakelite and was originally used as an alternative to ivory in the late 19th century. Starts at 7pm and it’s FREE.
(Fashion) Take in some fashion from local emerging designers and support a great cause with Runway to Freedom, a fashion show to raise funds to support women who have suffered from domestic violence. This will be the 4th annual show and it features not just fashion, but live music and an auction. Starts at 8pm in the Melrose Market Studios.
(Talk, Dance, Art) Velocity Dance Center is more than just dance, it’s an engaging community that hosts evenings such as Speakeasy, a panel talk and community conversation exploring gender stereotypes and the body. From small press zines through mainstream comic superheroes, dance performance and “nerdlesque”, hear from some of the most engaged local artists and publishers on the topic. Sure to be an enlightening evening. 6:30-8:30pm at Velocity on 12th and it’s FREE!
(Performance, Dance) On the Boards performances are nearly impossible to predict, so here is what their communications department is saying: “Heather, whose work often has a playfully political bent, looks for similarities in topics as disparate as teenaged cheerleading, folk dancing, youth ballet, group mentality, gender exploration, and dreams of a communist Utopia. She puts these topics through her choreographic filter to create a geometrically precise, visually hypnotic and genuinely funny new work. Set to a pulsing score by NYC musician/sound engineer Dana Wachs, the quartet is smart, slightly subversive entertainment for a thinking audience.” The performance runs Thursday through Sunday at 8pm ($20).
(Talk, Coffee) Seattle is known for its coffee as well as its freeze, the chilly social reception one might get from a polite yet uninterested Seattleite. Some say the freeze is a myth, others will turn their attention back to their cellphone when asked at a bus or bar stool. However, MOHAI thinks it may be something worth busting, and what better way to do this then a social function called Antifreeze which fascilitates a discussion about Seattle’s storied coffee culture with Cafe Vita’s Brewing School on hand to show you the ropes of the espresso machine. FREE and starts at 6pm.
(Talk, Art) UW assistant professor Amie McNeel speaks about her work in glass, ceramics, and sculpture as part of the Art Department’s 3d4M program (that’s 3-dimensional Forum, smart right?). Talk is FREE, but it is strongly advised that you reserve a seat. Starts at 6pm at The Henry Art Gallery.
(Fashion) In conjunction with the Dressing Swedish exhibition, take part in an evening of Nordic fashion, discussion, shopping, and music with women from the Nordic countries and local businesses who have built careers around design and entrepreneurship. Starts at 7pm at The Nordic Heritage Museum and it’s FREE.
Capitol Hill’s Blitz Art Walk
It’s second Thursday and that means art walking on Capitol Hill. Tonight’s art walk is even bigger and better with the addition of CityArts Fall Art Walk Awards at Sole Repair. During the regular hours of art walking the space will be host to a pop-up gallery of the art that is nominated for the prize, and then the space becomes the afterparty for the art walk with the winners being announced and Blue Moon beer being served up. Afterparty from 8-11pm, FREE with RSVP (21+ only).
What not to miss while art walking- Plein air paintings of forests by Kathy Gore Fuss at Blindfold, Abstracts and collages by Vincent Cadepuy at Essence Wine (and appropriate wine pairings no doubt), paintings of animals on tarps by Tracy Boyd at Vermillion Art Gallery & Bar, and what sounds like an exceptional installation, Lamps Meninas by Jennifer Zwick, a re-envisioning of Diego Velazquez’ painting Las Meninas with lighting fixtures at the Storefronts Space on 15th where Chutney’s Bistro used to be. Also the Seattle Asian Art Museum is FREE and has excellent work from world renown Chinese painter Liu Xiaodong.
(Art, Glass) It’s Bird Lover’s Weekend in Tacoma at the Museum of Glass!! Every year, for a decade now, glass artists from Finland’s renown iittala, a glass and design company, come to the hotshop at MOG and blow the newest bird. The birds are a collectors item and are exclusively available at MOG’s gift shop. The weekend includes live glass blowing, lectures, and even a chance to make your own birds (for a modest fee). ALL WEEKEND!!!
(Toys, Art) There is a Plush Show at Schmancy called, get this, Plush You! with plush toys made by over 55 artists. Find the perfect one-of-a-kind toy for that special someone in your life!! Opening reception from 5-9pm with some artists in attendance.
(Art Walk) Belltown art walk featuring the newly opened Interstitial Theatre, a space showing experimental video art in a variety of forms, now located at the Belltown Collective. Down the street at Formspace Atelier is an opening with artist Janelle Abbott, a self described maker of things, mover of limbs, and writer of fictitious news.
(Talk, Art, Glass) Pecha Kucha, a periodic series of talks held on a variety of fascinating subjects tackles glass. Art glass, the glass industry, functional glass, and the history of glass are all subjects that could be covered by the invited speakers. It’s sure to be an interesting night in celebration of the wonderful medium that is glass. It’s FREE and starts at 6pm at the Seattle Art Museum.
(Talk) Artist Paul Rucker is working on a project about empathy spurred on by his fascination with incarceration, a topic he is tackling despite having no prior experience being incarcerated. Rucker hopes to draw inspiration in a workshop style talk with the audience through their own stories of empathy. If you’d like to share your stories before the talk, you can submit them online at the Project Room’s website, Link —-> Talk starts at 6pm at Project Room and it’s FREE.
(Theater, Cuisine) Cafe Nordo, a dinner theater like none other, stages a new show and a return to its roots, The Modern American Chicken. The show that started it all is reintroduced to Seattleites in its original pop-up restaurant form, a five course prix-fixe dinner blending interactive theatrics and fine dining. Experience the life of a chicken as no other dinner theater could envision. Limited run, at Washington Hall.
And more to come!!
So much art………………………It’s October and that means it’s the best month for glass ALL YEAR LONG! To anchor the month is the highly anticipated Pilchuck Auction which is full of art glass from artists both established and emerging. The event draws glass artists as well as collectors from around the world, and while they’re here there will be a host of glass focused gallery shows and programming, like this week’s talk with Paul Marioni and next week’s glass themed Pecha Kucha.
Also a highlight of the week, FREE entrance to nearly every museum in town on Thursday with special programming including concerts, tours, and talks.
Do you know a lot about Seattle? Do you like fancy sausages and tasty beer? Of course you do, so head to The Wurst Place in South Lake Union for MOHAI’s Pub Trivia where you can show off your extensive knowledge of Seattle history and lore for prizes and fun! FREE, although beer will cost you.
Interstitial Theatre gets a temporary home at the Belltown Collective courtesy of StoreFronts Seattle, still kind of interstitial in a way, right? Join video art curator and yogi Julia Greenway for a truly experiential yoga session with videos curated to enhance the flow and expand your mind. This is the first ever Video Yoga at the new Belltown space after a successful run at places like The Henry Art Gallery, the Vera Project, and FRED. $15 or 3 classes for $30.
Renowned glass artist Paul Marioni once aspired to be a film maker, and in this installment of the talks at The Project Room he will discuss his first film Hole, a mockumentary about a man obsessed with holes. This film was made prior to his own obsession with glass and its associated glory holes. The talk is FREE and open to the public; however, the space is EXTREMELY small so being on time is crucial. The talk will be followed by the screening of the historic film just down the street at Northwest Film Forum.
The Henry just made lunch more interesting with its NEW Lunchonette Mid-Day Music Break series. Join Chamber Musicians from the UW school of music in the galleries at the art gallery for some lunchtime entertainment, and see the new shows while you’re at it! FREE with museum admission.
There is a new show up at the inconspicuous Wright Exhibition Space and it is filled with high caliber (as usual) art from LA. Much of the art in this space has, or will be at SAM, but the magic of the exhibition space is having the gallery all to yourself and a docent to guide you through these amazing works, oh Sylvia, you are the best!! Free, but only open Thursdays and Saturdays 10-2.
Help the Seattle chapter of AIGA (American Institute of Graphic Arts) raise funds for its Pour it Forward program that supports emerging designers at a Mad Men themed Designer’s Happy Hour at local design firm Teague.
Yes, it’s that time of the month again, First Thursday Art Walk takes over downtown and Pioneer Square with new art in galleries, FREE museum entry, and all sorts of wonderful pop-up art events. Here are some of the happenings on my radar. And for visual people, HERE is a link to First Thursday’s Pinterest board of this month’s art.
Cappy Thompson paints exquisite pictures on glass vessels and panels that rival the storied stain glass of the medieval times. Her new show opens at Seattle’s premier glass gallery Traver.
Unconventional glass artist Jeff Ballard opens a show at Abmeyer Wood with ethereal sculpture in mixed media incorporating innovative uses of glass along with wood, metal, found objects, and mystery.
Glass artist and local luminary Preston Singletary opens a show of new glass, bronze, and works on paper at Stonington Gallery. This will be Singletary’s 2nd show this year, and it will be a great counterpoint to his highly popular and well selling show at Traver. At Stonington, Singletary’s work will be surrounded by other Northwest Coast Native art, a whole different context than the pure beauty of glass at Traver’s more traditional gallery setting.
The UW’s innovative 3D4M arts education involves nearly all mediums and its faculty is full of interesting and inspiring artists like Mark Zirpel, who will be lecturing at the Henry. RSVP for a spot.
Other shows not to miss include the meticulous illustrations of Izzie Klingels at M.I.A. Gallery, Deborah Butterfield‘s quarter million dollar bonze horses that appear to be made of drift wood at Greg Kucera, and Foster White has the fiber art animals of Rachel Denny. And if that weren’t enough, it is the one time of the year to tour the TK Lofts as they are holding an open house.
Do you like crows? Ever wonder why they are portrayed in art as often as they are? Well there is a lecture to satiate your curiosity. FINALLY. Head to the Frye to hear John Marzluff, Professor of Wildlife Science at UW, and find out why crows and art seem to pair so well. While you’re there, take in the new show by Mark Mitchell of couture outfits for death, and Joshua Kohl’s recently completed sound installation. FREE.
Jet City Improv brings a dark comedy show to the stage for this month, perfect for Halloween or whatever satanic ritual that you participate in. The Salem witch trial themed improv show Blak Cloud, directed by Graham Downing, will be wickedly funny. Thursdays and Fridays at 8pm.
Pacific Northwest Ballet opens their season with 3 works from their first ever artist-in-residence Twyla Tharp. Hailed as one of the most innovative choreographers working today, Tharp spent the last year working with PNB dancers to develop a new work and the season kicks off with a look at Tharp’s choreography in a show titled Air Twyla. Worth the cost.
Have you ever seen the documentary about the Barnes Collection? FYI, you can stream it on Netflix. Tonight SAM hosts Derek Gillman, Executive Director and President of the foundation, who will speak to the benefit of the collection’s move, and what its impact has been now that it is more available to the public. Tickets are available, $5 for members and more for non-members.
Master of the miniature Rick Araluce is giving a talk at the Bellevue Arts Museum as part of their FREE First Friday programming. You can head up to the galleries to see the tiny and disturbing worlds that Araluce is renowned for creating.
Hanita Schwartz opens up her Columbia City home gallery/exhibition space as Andralamusya once again, this time as host to a live performance of Keeara Rhoades‘ tele novella Cutie Beauty & The Beast Bear-Sometimes-Man.
SAM is FREE!!! Thanks to Bank of America (On Sunday too!!!) And don’t miss the SAM Volunteers Art Show in the foyer.
Apparently it’s Sold Out (or full), but you need to know how cool it is that this is happening. UW professor and ceramist Jamie Walker talks with ceramics legend and subject of an amazing retrospective Patti Warashina at BAM.
The Seattle Architecture Foundation has an exhibit of scale models called World /City and an event called Happy Hour in which to enjoy it. Join curator and architect, as well as past architectural critic, Sheri Olson. Models included in the show come from the region’s most prestigious firms. Get your tickets HERE and join the party from 6-8:30pm.
If you missed the mainstage showcase at Northwest New Works at On the Boards last spring then you missed the first performance by the highly talented performance troupe The New Animals. The group, which is largely contemporary danced based has created a work in remembrance of a college friend that was lost too early, but the tragedy collectively mourned by the company is healed through creative expression. The show, titled TRE will be revamped for the Satori Lab space at InScape, a much smaller and intimate venue than the mainstage at OtB. Worth a watch for viewers that made it to New Works and especially for those that did not. Multiple times and weekends $15.
Have you ever visited a Laundromat to view art? After a few beers and some Chinese food at Chungee’s I did. Now you can add that to your obscure dinner conversation too, and get those clothes clean at the same time while asking artist, and Neddy Award winner Matthew Offenbacher about his newest paintings. Quarters are available on site, and a load of laundry will cost you around $5. At Lather Daddy Laundromat on 12th & Denny.
Fall is upon us and that means the weather has turned, well dull, and so the creatives of our city have planned all sorts of enlightening and inspiring events to get us out of our houses and sweatpants. Fall officially kicks off with the Opening Weekend at On the Boards, the intense and always entertaining theater/ performance extravaganza known as the Fringe Festival, the Seattle Design Festival, and if that weren’t enough, there are 2 new shows at The Frye, and classic films at The Cinerama. So all I have to ask is, who really needs professional sports with all these far better options out there?
Many of the things that I will suggest have multiple opportunities to see them, so please look into these regardless of the day listed if they sound interesting. Fringe Fest runs Wednesday through Sunday, On the Boards has shows Thursday through Sunday, and the Seattle Design Festival is all week.
Join the roundtable discussion that actually has an impact on the culture of Seattle with another installment of John Boylan’s Conversation. This conversation is about making music and the guests are all brilliant musicians that work in many different musical genres and across many different projects, all simultaneously, which is what makes this conversation fascinating. The guests will be Hanna Benn (musician, vocalist, composer and member of the Pollens), Evan Flory-Barnes (bassist and composer), Steve Peters (musician, sound artist, producer, writer), and Dayton Allemann (pianist and composer). The conversation starts at 7pm at Capitol Hill’s art bar Vermillion.
You could also join several playwrights at the Washington Ensemble Theater as they discuss God in the popular Six Pack Series. The evenings entertainment about our Lord, whoever that might be, is brought to you by Hollis Wong Wear, John Logenbaugh, Adria LaMorticella, Dominic Holden, Ben Blum & Tessa Hulls. Starts at 7:30pm, and I am assuming that there will be drinking involved.
If you’ve seen experimental theater or performance in Seattle within the last decade, chances are it was conceived and born within the walls of Vanessa DeWolf’s Studio Current or Project: Space Available. Vanessa has long been providing support and space for artists to create groundbreaking work. Now Vanessa has gotten an extraordinary opportunity to go on a residency in Brussels to grow her own experimental movement based performance practice. I highly encourage you to support Vanessa’s trip to Brussels with whatever monetary donation you see fit, and join Vanessa and her Melodramatic Backup Singers at Studio Current from 10am-12pm on Wednesday to find out more about this new adventure in Vanessa’s life.
Head over to Fremont to catch the Make Good Society Talk with Aaron James Draplin. This guy invented Field Notes, the ever useful and necessary pocket notebook. Talk starts at 7pm at the design/build educational facility Makerhaus and costs $15.
Seattle is indeed in the throes of a creative renaissance encompassing art, music, performance, and design. Nowhere is more central to all these happenings than LoveCityLove Gallery, which has hosted a series of events over the past many months bringing Seattle’s artists together to show art, fashion, and make music. LoveCityLove loses its temporary home as the Bauhaus block gets redeveloped, but at tonight’s benefit you can enjoy the space one last time and even help raise funds for the space to find a new home so that it can continue to inspire and be a place for artists to gather. The Benefit Concert starts at 7pm and the list of performing guests is indeed impressive and it will be hosted by Hollis Wong-Wear.
Have you ever wanted to curate an art show? Sure it sounds fun, but it is also very challenging; but now you can attend a conversation that can help guide you in how to start making it happen with local curators and gallerists that once had the same dream and now have the know-how to share with you. If you are a potential curator, artist, or just an interested individual, join John Osgood (of Greenwood’s Bherd Studios gallery), Todd Jannausch (Innovate curator of Gallery (206) & Small Voids), Siolo Thompson (The Better Bombshell), and Vedada Sirovica (curator at AXIS |Pioneer Square). This Curator Panel Discussion is at Vermillion Art Gallery & Bar on Capitol Hill and starts at 6pm.
The Frye Art Museum commissioned Joshua Kohl, co-artistic director of the Degenerative Art Ensemble to create a sound installation. Kohl will be performing his newest work at a SOLD OUT event that is being called The Frye Salon Episode 1. You can look forward to more salons at the Frye, but make sure to reserve your tickets early, they are usually free but limited in quantity. Performance starts at 7pm.
The Henry Art Gallery is opening a new exhibit of photographs and video installations by David Hartt titled Stray Light. The artist will be giving a talk regarding manufactured identity, the commingling of the personal and the public, and highlighting the narratives and ideologies that underlie manufactured identity and its lasting impact on society. Talk starts at 7pm, and it is advised that you reserve seats.
My favorite lecture series/ event is happening for its 46th time in Seattle. Pecha Kucha is a fantastic lecture format that takes 16 speakers in one particular subject matter and gives them free reign to talk about anything they’d like over the course of 20 slides spaced 20 seconds apart, so you can learn a great deal in only 6 minutes and 40 seconds. Tonight’s topic covers designing healthy cities and includes architects, landscape architects, city council members, writers, and of course designers. The evening begins at 6pm at the downtown Seattle Public Library and is FREE.
The Frye Art Museum opens up a show called Burial about death couture from local costume designer Mark Mitchell. The opening features a ‘fashion show’ of beautiful garments designed to be buried in. Opening is SOLD OUT. Opening starts 7:30pm.
Written and starring Steven Gomez, Drawn Dead is a play at the Fringe Festival about a poker trip that took him on a surprising odyssey of nasty weather, crooked card sharks, encounters with supernatural forces and an all-in showdown with his greatest nemesis: Himself. Play is on multiple days and at different times, so check here for more info.
Also at the Fringe Festival is Gender Tender’s newest performance that is led by the often absurd Will Courtney and Syniva Whitney and has a 16 member cast and musical accompaniment by Golden Spaces. I really can’t describe what this show is about, but gender roles and reversals, latex, and sports would be words that might fit. Performance is on multiple days and times and takes place at the Hugo House.
Finally!! The 2013-14 season at On the Boards begins with a play by Argentine writer and director Lola Arias titled El año en que naci. Arias weaves a story about the lives of people living in the turbulent years of 1970′s Chile where relatives of the show’s very own actors fought against each other during the Pinochet reign. The play mixes fact with fiction and has a documentary style format infused with live rock music. This show was described as “one of the best things I have ever f#cking seen at PICA” by an attendee of the Portland performance. Play is on multiple days and times and is $25.
Another Second Saturday and another fantastic Georgetown art walk. Among the highlights of the evening were the phenomenal Jennifer McNeely solo show at LxWxH, the always entertaining Trailer Park Mall, and the jalapeno bacon cheese fries at 9lb. Hammer, which also happened to be hosting a Clown/Bunny/Pirate party.
Despite being dubbed Art Attack, there were in fact no reported art related injuries in Georgetown on Saturday night.