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
Lucky me! I get to participate in the 100 under 100 Show at the oh so hip '57 Biscayne. Since most everything I have is still up at Two Bells Tavern (go see it. go see it now), I had to dig deep to find a little somethin' to join in the fun at Biscayne. Luckily I have these sweet treasures looking for homes:
AND a few baby embellished prints as well...
Here's the description of the show:
"One hundred works of art for under $100 a pop. Snatch up art by '57 Biscayne Denizens and dozens of fabulous guest artists - drawings, cute tiny paintings, tintypes, photos, mixed media constructions, tin collages, fiber, found-object sculptures, and more - take it home that very night! THURSDAY JUNE 2, 6-10PM and then by appointment."
Should be fun. Come on by and say HI.
It's been a while since I've shown in Seattle - so I'm pretty excited to have my art up at Two Bells Tavern! I have to admit, even though I grew up in Seattle - I never had been there. Or heard about it. Which is kind of embarrassing, because apparently it's been a Seattle institution since the '20's!! And a total art hot spot since the mid '80's! Well now I know, and I am honored that I get to join the long line of artists who have shown their work their over the past 32 years. The art part was started by Patricia McGuiness Ryan and her husband, Rolon Bert Garner (who also was an artist and a former curator with the Seattle Art Museum, co-founder of Art Tech, and a former member of the Washington State Arts Commission). The two of them really seeded the burgeoning art scene in Belltown, as well as making a fabulous burger. Patricia passed away in Clinton WA (hey. Where my art studio is. Weird) in 2001, and the Two Bells is now owned by Jeff and Tina Lee.
So come on by opening night, Friday May 13th, 6PM! I'll be there, sitting next to the big mirror, eating a burger and drinking some beer, so I'd love to see you!
The official postcard....email me with your mailing address if you'd like one!!! firstname.lastname@example.org
Curator Wyly Astley has the art out to hang! I didn't have to hang it myself, yipee!
Sneak Peek at how AWE.SOME. it looks!
art life via Instagram