Tuesday, January 06, 2009

[diem's list] Art, dammit!

It's been a while since I posted to this list, so I resolved to post
more events as they come flying into my inbox. This weekend is
particularly good, so PLEASE make an effort to hit up at least one of
these as I have friends involved in each one :-)

All the posts are lifted directly from the original for your enjoyment.

1) Burning Man Collective Works and Benefit Friday (with free PBR and
bacon -- no wine and cheese baby!) Friday Jan. 9th
2) Georgetown Art Attack -- (go see Jezebel Blessing Custom Clothing
at full throttle bottle 5909 airport way s) Saturday Jan. 10th
3) WinterFest at Seattle Center (silly amounts of fire RIGHT HERE in
our city!) Saturday Jan. 10th
4) Miss Solar System Full of Stars CD RELEASE at ToST Saturday Jan.
17th (they kick elf! Come down with me!)
5) Obama Inauguration (*hops in circles*)
6) B/IAS opening! (HUGE burner outdoor art pad created by burners and
is open one year--come see the passage by dan das man! See buphalo and
morgan hammer's art!)) Saturday Jan. 24th
7) From the Bunnyfather -- how to get off this list and how to post

Aside for Saturday Jan. 10th, it's also Angel's birthday, which marks
the fifth year we've been together. Without her, I would probably be a
blithering hungover idiot in a corner somewhere. Nekkit. You rock my
world bunny.


ArtEAST presents
Burning Man Collective Works and Benefit
January 9 – 31 2009
Opening Reception Friday, January 9th 5pm – 8pm

A showcase of art borne of the harsh Black Rock Desert
and its inspired inhabitants

This year, fifteen artEAST members travelled to the Black Rock Desert
and erected a Burning Man Theme Camp for the purpose of pushing
themselves and inspiring others to create. The camp included tents and
a huge shade structure which served as the community center. ArtEAST
shared their home with Burners from New Zealand, Holland and Ireland.
ArtEAST's theme camp was encircled by 100 feet of blank canvas on
which the Burning community shared their talent, enthusiasm and

On display at artEAST's gallery at UP Front are the impressive results
of this open experiment with canvas, paint, and a bevy of artists both
professional and amateur who braved the harsh conditions of the Black
Rock Desert in the name of creative exploration. These thirty-five
collaborative pieces inspire us all to embrace the spirit of living a
fuller life.

artEAST & UP Front [art] Gallery
48 Front Street North
Issaquah, WA 98027

Georgetown Art Attack
Georgetown monthly art walk, held on the second Saturday of each month
from 6-9pm, reflects the industrial-strength character of the
neighborhood. For more information stop into Georgetown Records at the
corner of Vale and Airport way.

(Ed. -- It's this Saturday, and you can see http://www.georgetownartattack.com/

Hi friends,

The Winter Solstice Festival that had to be postponed due to too much
Winter is now scheduled for THIS WEEKEND! The weather report looks
much better - though still a little chilly so dress warm and bring
good friends to huddle with. There may be some sprinkles on Sunday -
that won't stop us but you may want to stick an umbrella in your
pocket. If you're able to join us for this fabulous and free family
event, I promise you a spectacular start to your new year!


NEW DATES: Jan. 10 and 11, 4pm – 9pm
International Fountain and Fisher Pavilion Lawn, FREE
Winter winds and snow put a damper on our original Winter Solstice
Fire Festival plans and led to a rescheduling of this spectacular
Seattle Center Winterfest premiere.
Please join us in January for this fiery festival on its new dates.
You'll marvel at the constellation of glowing steel structures set
afire while local artists offer words, music and movement articulated
with flames. They will illuminate the darkness and transform the
International Fountain and Fisher Pavilion Lawn into stunning
celestial wonders.


From my original message:

Hi Everyone,

It's that time of year again – the sun sleeps longer and longer each
night and we turn to other means to find light and warmth, and I am
again privileged to be involved in an amazing collaborative fire
performance. Solaris brings together fire performers from all over
the Puget Sound as we fill the part of the Sun and light up the night.

What started as a single performance telling the story of the planets
and seasons has grown this year to include even more amazing fire
artists. Sculptures and additional performances will carry the light
even further into the night. Please join us for one of two amazing
evenings (or both!) that your whole family will enjoy. My group will
help kick off the evening in the Orbis / Solaris performance at 4 and
I highly suggest sticking around to see all of the performances -
especially IGNITION – you will NOT be disappointed.


Winter Solstice Fire Festival
Part of Seattle Center's Winterfest 2008
Saturday, Jan. 10, 4pm – 9pm
Sunday, Jan 11, 4pm – 9pm
International Fountain and South Fountain Lawn

The Winter Solstice Fire Festival, a spectacular Winterfest premiere,
radiates flames and fiery drama. Towering steel infernos will
illuminate the darkness, along with dynamic movement and music – all
to celebrate the Solstice return to light.

The spectacle begins at 4pm with a performance recognizing the Winter
Solstice. Orbis and Solaris create a dynamic outdoor performing art
installation that weaves together words, movement, music, fire
performances and large luminaries to transform the Seattle Center
International Fountain into a stunning celestial wonder.
At the conclusion of the performance, around 5pm, the sculptures in
the open spaces around the International Fountain will be illuminated;
and throughout the evening, fire performances by local artists will
entertain as audiences take in the brilliant works.

This collection of fiery sculptures includes some dramatic, organic,
inspired forms:

Created by Mark "Buphalo" Tomkiewicz.

An organic kinetic fire sculpture by San Francisco artist Charles A.

Water Candle
A 6-foot tall water fountain, created by Chris Piper - based out of

Also by Chris Piper

Participating performing artists include:

Open Flame Dance Theater - 5:30pm on the Fisher Pavilion Roof

Pyrosutra - 6:30pm at the International Fountain

Spinergy Arts - 7:30pm on the Fisher Pavilion Roof

IGNITION - 8:15pm at the International Fountain

Winterfest is presented with generous support from Seattle Center
Fund, Starbucks Coffee Company, Seattle's Child and the City of Seattle.



"Seattle trio Miss Solar System are versatile electronicists who
channel song structure and Miranda Rose's dramatic diva vocals through
drum 'n' bass, funky-breaks, and downtempo frameworks. The members'
associations with hard-gigging favorites KJ Sawka, Fading Collection,
and Beehive shine vividly and their chops are accordingly well-honed."
--DAVE SEGAL (The Stranger)

NEXT SHOW: CD RELEASE PARTY - Sat. Jan. 17th @ ToST Lounge w/ DJ
Leopold Bloom and Special Guests: The Deep Sleep Narcotics Co. - &
Visuals by: Lynn Turner. - Doors @ 9PM! - FREE!

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