For those of you in Seattle, I wanted to make sure you knew about the Original Hits by Original Artists Show at Cherry Street Coffee House at 108 Cherry Street, which I have two pieces in!
ABOUT THE SHOW: R.I.P. the album cover, sort of. We said our goodbyes to that roomy square-foot of substantial cardstock, with its fantastic artwork — maybe by Warhol or Dali or Mapplethorpe —to name just a few. We also said our goodbyes to the hours of contemplation of the cover-art while the music spun on a nearby turntable, a unique synthesis of the aural with the visual with the tactile — a feast for the soul. Then the album cover was demoted in both size and importance, a mere afterthought of a booklet cover, encased in brittle plastic. Now stripped of its physicality entirely, it’s relegated to the ether where its low-rez pixelated remains live out their diminished existence barely visible on tiny hand-held screens. Until now! With LP sales now at a twenty-eight-year high, the album cover (both genuine and fake) is back!
Original Hits by Original Artists, opening May 4 right downstairs on the first floor of the Good Arts Building, will pay proper homage to the art of the album cover, both past and present—without the album. The exhibit features covers for dozens of fabricated albums cut by bands that exist only in the artists’ imaginations. The show will be on view May 4 – May 31, 2017 at 108 Cherry Street in the Good Arts Building (downstairs from ’57 Biscayne).
Original Hits by the Original Artists will be shown in conjunction with the Upstream Music Festival in early May —>>
Thursday, May 11: 4:00pm-8:00pm
Friday May 12: 4:00pm-8:00pm
Saturday May 13: 1:00pm-8:00pm
We are Upstream location #30 on the map:
* The exhibit will also be open on the last two Fridays and Saturdays in May, from 1-6PM and by appointment. Show runs May 4 - May 31
More info at 57biscayne.com
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