Excited to welcome Merilou Salazar and WASI to our June show. 🎶 WASI’s music and vigor is an invitation into their utopia of love, liberation and a questioning of the status quo. They combine underground hip hop production with the heart of a garage band to create the inclusive atmosphere that speaks to a genre-less youth in their most tender times. “The group is well-equipped to be a part of the resistance, providing sounds and solace for young people coming into their own.” - Billboard 🎶 Check them out @wasimusic 🏳️🌈
These are some of the interdisciplinary artists who performed at our spring fling show! We're proud of them for getting up there and sharing their hearts out. At their bottom of the photo you can see some of the flowers the audience tossed at their feet. That show was a beautiful evening filled with vulnerability, community, and connection; it's hard to capture all that in a picture, but this is a good start. Thank you for believing in us and sharing on this journey of creating community that uplifts and values marginalized artistic voices. 💌🎶💐
Allegra Behave! will be performing covers and original music at our show this Saturday. She's a reiki practitioner and jazz vocalist exploring embodiment, integration, and the power of a woman using her voice. With thick and easy vocals, she collaborates with multidisciplinary artists to create powerful performances. Her work is inspired by the glamorous female jazz performers of the twentieth century, though her music has elements of timelessness. Recently she's been interested in the intersection of control and command in art, and with her music she seeks to help others find their purpose and embodied voice.
Tucker Garcia will be sharing new work at our show this Saturday! Garcia is a trans, Latinx perfomance artist and writer from Massachusetts. His work has been showcased at colleges, universities, and shows on both coasts, and he recently performed at the Portland Pride festival in collaboration with Greater Portland Trans Unity.
Kathleen Boudwin will be live painting at our show on 4/13! She's a psychedelic fine artist whose work celebrates sexuality, the divine feminine, and love as she sees it. 💌🖌️🎨 See more at @boudwinart Photo by @verichmond
Singer-songwriter Joni Renee will be sharing new folk songs at our show on 4/13. Her frank music addresses themes of homecoming, queer joy, freedom, adventure, eating disorders, and more.
Our show will have American Sign Language interpreters, tell your friends!
Jasmine Co will be live painting at our show! Recently she's been making work inspired by inquiries on the progress of humanity and the dreaming world — social issues, innovation, archetypes, transpersonal wisdom, & connection to nature. Her work includes fluid and colorful combinations of realistic figures and abstract forms, working mostly with acrylics and pen. Living in a time faced with a great number of challenges, as well as opportunities, creating art (of all forms) remains a deeply human and soulful act of resilience. See their work @jasminelco
Megan Krzmarzick will be live painting on 4/13! She's a visual artist, writer, magazine founder, workshop teacher, and two-time cancer survivor. Megan's bold and dramatic use of color and texture are well known about town with their signature swaths of thick white paint and punches of vibrant pinks and reds and oranges. Can't wait to see what she will make for us. She's recently been working on a series based on her time in the desert. @messengerbird
M. Sabine Rear will be showing comics at our show on 4/13! Her work addresses disability, embodied politics, and public space, and seeks to trouble distinctions between high and low culture. She enjoys drawing babes, snacks and pro wrestlers. Sabine is a graduate of the 2017 Publishing Certificate Program for comics at the Independent Publishing Resource Center in Portland, OR. Her final project for the program, Reverse Flaneur, was nominated for a 2017 Ignatz Award for Outstanding Self-Published Mini Comic. Her comic on blindness and classroom practices, Empathy Exercise was presented as a lightning talk at the 2017 Comics & Medicine conference in Seattle, WA. In 2016 she received a Small Project Grant from the Regional Arts and Culture Council of Portland to produce a series of comics about riding public transit while disabled. This project is currently in progress. Her writing has appeared in Bitch Media and her academic work on pornography for the blind was featured at the 2015 Society for Disability Studies conference in Atlanta, GA as well as the Pacific and Western Disability Studies Symposium in Seattle, WA.
Artist and VR Designer Seanna Musgrave will be speaking at our panel on 4/11. She's a developer of AR and VR media, a designer of games, and the creator behind many other interactive experiences. She has won several awards and her work has been featured in festivals such as Indiecade, Come Out & Play, and exhibitions such as Habitats. She has given talks on VR and game design in colleges and conferences and has an 10-year professional career as a software developer with a reputation for technical excellence and creative problem solving. She currently primarily works in Unity and C#, but has experience with a wide variety of frameworks, languages and technologies. She'll be speaking about environmental and personal sustainability in art and design alongside our other panelists: Marisa Howard, Founder of Seaworthy Colleen Purdy, Experience Designer at Airbnb Chloé Lepeltier, Sustainability Community Organizer and Writer at Conscious by Chloé Amy Subach, Textile Artist Mali Fischer, Artist and Illustrator Come on out to Seaworthy and support! Light refreshments will be provided. 🎲🎮🧩
Come see Chris Gonzalez perform at our show next month! Chris is an educator, journalist, playwright, poet, musician, and creative collaborator who's performed alongside International Slam Champions Saul Williams and Shane Koyczan. His first book of poetry, “water or bread”, was published in 2018 by Human Error Press. 📖 Chris was a recipient of the James Baldwin Memorial Scholarship Fund for Playwriting and the BJ Goodwin Memorial Fund scholarship awarded by the Northampton Arts Council, allowing him to travel to Scotland to study theater. He is currently in residence with @literaryarts Writers in The Schools program. In the fall of 2018, he taught Devised Physical Theater at @portlandplayhouse 🎭 His is currently working on an original piece in collaboration with @vanportmosaic 📝