Thursday, January 24, 2008

Events from 1/25 to 1/31/2008

I read that Project Red Dress is already sold out. My favorite is probably R. Crumb’s Underground at the FRYE ART MUSEUM.

Friday, 1/25
6:00 PM Jean-Luc Mylayne and Dawn Cerny @ Henry Art Gallery
6:00 PM Members Preview Party: R. Crumb’s Underground @ FRYE ART MUSEUM
7:00 PM 2008 Touring Arts Roster.
8:00 PM 2008 Children's Film Festival Seattle
8:00 PM "Foscil Residential #1" @ BLVD Gallery

Saturday, 1/26
2:00 PM R. Crumb’s Underground @ FRYE ART MUSEUM
9:00 PM Project Red Dress

Sunday, 1/27
8:00 PM Trashy Trash @ Sunset Tavern

Monday, 1/28
8:00 PM Strikethrough

Thursday, 1/31
8:00 PM Hey girl! at OtB

Friday, 1/25

Jean-Luc Mylayne and Dawn Cerny @ Henry Art Gallery

Artist Reception for Jean-Luc Mylayne and Dawn Cerny:
We're all going to die (except for you).

Henry Art Gallery
Dawn Cerny. We're all going to die (except for you). 2007. Ink and acrylic. Courtesy of the artist. Photo: Richard Nichol
Friday, January 25
6 PM - 9 PM
Refreshments and live music by Katharine Hepburn's Voice
Henry Members and Special Guests FREE
RSVP Required. Please email
This event is open only to Henry members and special guests.

Henry Art Gallery

Members Preview Party: R. Crumb’s Underground @ FRYE ART MUSEUM

The "Community Opening" is on Saturday...

R. Crumb’s Underground Exhibition Opening Celebrations

Frye used to be great for having a free public reception but shame on them for canceling that.

Members Preview Party
Friday, January 25, 6 to 8:30 pm
Complimentary hors d' oeuvres and wine.Exhibition overview at 7 pm.Members must present their current Frye member card for admission. Not a Frye member? Join today at

2008 Touring Arts Roster.

Join us for live performances, delicious food and CD release of the 2008 Touring Arts Roster.

Friday, January 25th
7pm to Midnight
Free & Open to the Public

Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
4408 Delridge Way SW Seattle


Featured Roster artists and arts ensembles will be performing - David Kuhns, storyteller and emcee; James Whetzel will be playing original music on the sarod (a fretless lute); Eduardo Mendoca and Show Brazil will play Brazilian Jazz and Samba and Orchestra Zarabanda will perform Cuban dance music from lush dazones to funky Cuban salsa.

2008 Children's Film Festival Seattle

JAN 25, Friday at 8pm
Opening Night Celebration: The Adventures of Prince Achmed
Featuring the world premiere of a new score composed and performed by Miles and Karina

See Lotte Reinger's 1926 animated film masterpiece, The Adventures of Prince Achmed, and hear the world premiere of a new score commissioned by Northwest Film Forum. Tickets are $10 for kids, $15 for adults, and $12 NWFF members.
Recommended for ages 7 and older
Contains scenes which might disturb the most sensitive young viewers

"Foscil Residential #1" @ BLVD Gallery

We at BLVD gallery want to wish you a Happy New Year and give you our
best wishes for 2008.
So far the new year is shaping up to be one of our most exciting so
far. Along with our great lineup of shows we are celebrating the
opening of our new Location in the Historic Ballard neighborhood here
in Seattle, The BLVD Gallery Project Room, and our new concert series
with the amazing band FOSCIL.

BLVD Gallery presents
“Foscil Residential #1”
A Musical Residency
Friday January 25, 2008
Doors Open at 8pm
2316 2nd ave
In the Belltown Neighborhood
Seatttle Wa, 98121

Saturday, 1/26

R. Crumb’s Underground @ FRYE ART MUSEUM

R. Crumb’s Underground
Jan. 26–April 27, 2008

Community Opening

Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 26 and 27

Free admission, complimentary beverages, guided tours of the exhibition offered both days.
Exhibition lecture, Saturday, Jan. 26, 2 pm
Film screening, Sunday, Jan. 27, 2 pm


Robert Crumb and the Underground Comix Revolution
Patrick Rosenkranz, comix historian
Saturday, Jan. 26, 2 pm

Film Screening: Crumb
Related Exhibition: R. Crumb’s Underground
Sunday, Jan. 27, 2 pm

Admission: Always Free
Parking: Free in the dedicated lot directly across from the museum

Project Red Dress

Seattle Spin writes:

Fashion: Project Red Dress, Jan 26th, $50. Twelve up-and-coming designers do their own iron-designer competition by putting together a red dress. Deadlines can inspire creativity (believe us, we know!), so see what the aspiring designers put together. Enjoy cocktails, appetizers, and a fashion show.

Sunday, 1/27

Trashy Trash @ Sunset Tavern

Trashy Trash @ Sunset Tavern
Ballard's BEST dance party!
W/ Special guests Recess & Colin (Nectar)
+Trashy Residents

Monday, 1/28

Seattle School's Strikethrough

Seattle School\'s STRIKETHROUGH Performance Series
World premiere of original performance works by local artists. New featured artists each month

Thursday, 1/31

Hey girl! at OtB

Hi Party V

JAN 31 - FEB 3

Not to play favorites… but if I had to tell everyone to see one show at On the Boards this season, I think it would be this one --- Italian performance titan Romeo Castellucci makes his Seattle debut with a stunning 2-woman show “Hey girl!” It’s a modern homage to women, told through a series of almost-sculptural images and crazy effects. If anyone’s seen our season brochure this year with the cover image of the naked woman brandishing silver fists --- that’s this show. $24.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Events from 1/18 to 1/24/2008

Another good week.

Friday, 1/18
8:00 PM? Burlesque show at El Corazon
9:00 PM? Electric Avenue's 1 Year Anniversary Party @ CHAC

Saturday, 1/19
3:00 PM Kiss of Fire At The Wet Spot
8:00 PM Relief for Teeth: A rocking Benefit
9:00 PM re:orient @ Hengst Studios

Sunday, 1/20
8:30 PM EXPANSIONS - Live Radio Broadcast with Riz.

Wednesday, 1/23
8:00 PM? Bonkers! @ Rebar
8:00 PM GUI BORATTO (Brazil) w/ Lusine @ Nectar

Thursday, 1/24
7:00 PM "Cheap Wine and Poetry" @ Hugo House

Friday, 1/18

Burlesque show at El Corazon

John writes:

Burlesque show at El Corazon There is a lot of Burlesque in Seattle. You can get on any number of the mailing lists and go see the same girls tittilate you, however, this show is being put on by one of our list members an it's the first shwo she has produced here in town.
What does that mean? Well, the phrase "Fresh Meat' comes to mind. But in reality what it means is Fresh Talent. It's not the same set of girls, it's new performance peices, and it's probably worth going and checking it out.
Oh yeah, and there are some bands there as well... (duh.)

Subscribe to John's updates:

Electric Avenue's 1 Year Anniversary Party

Shameless & UHF present...Electric Avenue's 1 Year Anniversary Party
W/ Deekline (UK), Recess & Swank
CHAC's Lower Level

Saturday, 1/19

Kiss of Fire At The Wet Spot

John writes:

Kiss of Fire 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM 18+. $25 At The Wet Spot
(for those that have thought that tattoos were a bit mild:

The hiss of a blowtorch. The glow of steel heated to a cherry red. The momentary fear of wondering how it will feel. The sudden touch of steel to flesh. The tension is released and the endorphins flare as the mark is made. The final result is work of art. This is the body branding experience.

Elwood will be presenting a workshop on the art, safety, and aesthetics of body branding with a live branding demonstration. Topics that will be covered will include a brief history of body branding, what designs work for a brand, the various methods of branding, temporary branding, things to never let someone do you to with branding, and the aftercare of a brand.

Elwood is a professionally trained and certified body piercer and body brander, scarification and suspension artist and photographer. He was trained in San Francisco, California by Fakir Musafar, (the father of the Modern Primative and man who is credited with bringing body piercing to the western world).

As an educator and body modification practitioner, Elwood is known for his humorous personality while educating audiences on a variety of classes and workshops. He is acknowledged for his vast knowledge of the history of body modification and practical safety.

Elwood has presented numerous workshops surrounding body modification topics for BIO, VASM, Libido Events, Seattle's Wet Spot, Edmonton O Society, Victoria's Sagacity, Nanaimo and Winnipeg's Distinguished Lecturer Series.

Elwood has also been featured on Television with appearances on Shaw's "Urban Rush", Discovery Channel's "Skin Deep", TLC's "Human Canvas: Sacred Skin" and on MTV Canada's "Select". Elwood has also been featured in various print mediums.

His commitment to advanced safety has also led to Elwood becoming an educator to the Simon Fraser Health Authority for the body modification industry.

Working out of Dermagraphic Osmosis Tattoo and Piercing in Richmond, British Columbia, Elwood is always happy to answer any questions or concerns about any body modification topic at or by calling 604.836.5013.

Kiss of Fire 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM 18+. $25 At The Wet Spot Subscribe to John's updates:

Relief for Teeth: A rocking Benefit

$10 at the door/ 8pm 2424 1st Ave S, Seattle WA

re:orient @ Hengst Studios

RE: Orient
Our good friend Devon's B-day Bash
W/ Michael Manahan, Recess, Kadeejah Streets, Menami & many others!
2 rooms of music, party 'til the weeee hours
Hengst Studio

Sunday, 1/20

EXPANSIONS - Live Radio Broadcast with Riz at Chop Suey

1.20 EXPANSIONS - Live Radio Broadcast with Riz / Masa / Kid Hops
$7 / FREE! for KEXP members with valid KEXP Membership Card
/ 8:30pm doors / 21 & over

Chop Suey

Wednesday, 1/23

Bonkers! @ Rebar

Bonkers! @ Rebar
w/ Recess (Old School Rave Set!), Kinoko (Fourthcity) & Residents

GUI BORATTO (Brazil) w/ Lusine @ Nectar

January 23rd @ Nectar, Decibel proudly presents

The Seattle debut of....

GUI BORATTO (Brazil) : Live PA
Kompakt / K2 / Plastic City / Audiomatique

Born in 1974 in San Paulo Brazil, Gui Boratto, architect, musician, composer and producer initiated his career in the advertising sector in 1993. >From 1994 until 2004 he performed various works for countless record labels both national and international. In 2005 he began to dedicate himself to his own productions and compositions, displaying to the public an authoral and more personalized side to his abilities. With countless licenses with respected European labels, such as Kompakt, K2, Audiomatique, Harthouse, Plastic City, among others, Gui Boratto has managed to appear in the chart and playlists of world's most famous producers and DJs, including Steve Bug, Richie Hawtin, Mistress Barbara, Tiefshwartz, Ricardo Villalobos, Lucieno and Loco Dice. In addition, Gui has produced over a dozen underground dance remixes for a wide variety of artists including Adam Freeland, Monoroom, Sian and Robert Babicz. After a string of critically acclaimed releases Gui was invited to headline stages at both the MUTEK and DEMF festivals in 2007, where he won over North American audiences with beautifully elaborate performances ranging from aggressive techno and electro, to dub-influenced electronica.

Boratto will be touring for his 2007 full length release "Chromophobia", which has gone on to be one of the best reviewed albums of the year as well as making it onto countless "best of 2007" charts. Here's the Pitchfork review of "Chromophobia":

[ with very special guests ]

Ghostly International / Hymen

Lusine is the brainchild of Jeff McIlwain for his visceral, melodic vision of abstract electronic music. Having attended Cal Arts to study 20th century electronic music and sound design for music and film, he has since recorded for labels such as !K7/MAS, Hymen, Delikatessen and Isophlux. Since making the move to Ghostly in 2003, Lusine has released "Push" , "Flat" Remixes, and the "Inside/Out" EP, as well as the stunning and widely-lauded "Serial Hodgepodge" full-length from 2004. He is one of the foremost American producers in the abstract field and an artist with a boundless future in his craft.

Decibel / Shitkatapult / Fixelplix

Hailing from Detroit but since transplanted to Seattle, Jerry Abstract is a known name throughout the art and electronic music worlds. Recently tagged as a "Next 100" artist for URB Magazine in 2007, he is certainly starting to come into his own as a talented producer as well. Jerry maintains a hectic DJ schedule and occasionally treats audiences to live sets, plus creates tracks in his studio for labels like Berlin's Shitkatapult, San Francisco's Semisexual, Detroit Underground, and Seattle's Fourthcity and Memex.

Doors open at 9pm / 21+

$10 adv. tickets available @ / $12 dos

@ Nectar Lounge, 412 N. 36 St. in Freemont

Thursday, 1/24

“Cheap Wine and Poetry”

WHAT: "Cheap Wine and Poetry"

Rebecca Brown takes the stage at

Seattle’s biggest, coolest, hippest reading series

WHEN: Thurs., Jan. 24, 2008; 7-10 p.m.
WHERE: Richard Hugo House, 1634 11th Ave., Seattle, WA 98122
WINE: $1/glass

"Cheap Wine and Poetry," Thurs., Jan. 24, 2008 at 7 p.m. at Richard Hugo House, 1634 11th Ave., Capitol Hill.
Featured readers: Rebecca Brown, Felicia Gonzalez, Kate Lebo, and Sean O’Connor. Hosted by Charla Grenz. Wine: $1/glass. Open mic: FREE. Co-sponsored by Richard Hugo House.

Richard Hugo House, 1634 11th Ave.

Friday, January 11, 2008

Events from 1/11 to 1/17/2008

Lot's of things to do this week.

Friday, 1/11
6:00 PM Suite 100 Gallery: Opening "Left behind"
7:00 PM David Chula Tupper Reception @ CoCA
8:00 PM 2 x 2: seattlestreetart
8:00 PM Seven Propositions @ Ouch My Eye
8:00 PM Accordions Gone Wild @ Mr. Spot's Chai House
8:00 PM Hell's Belles @ Neumos
8:00 PM Spandex dance party for Home Alive
8:30 PM The Gold Show at The Little Red Studio

Saturday, 1/12
11:30 AM REBEL VISIONS in Georgetown
2:00 PM Steven Miller's Bound @ Deborah Colton Gallery in Houston, TX.
7:00 PM OK OK Gallery: Satsop Residency Installation
9:00 PM The Beat Council at Tost

Wednesday, 1/16
7:00 PM "Strange Things" Closing Party @ 911 Media

Thursday, 1/17
6:00 PM SULTRY SCIENCE @ Pacific Science Center
6:30 PM Girl Power Hour

Friday, 1/11

Suite 100 Gallery: Opening "Left behind"

The stuffed bunny on the sidewalk, a love that didn't last, the ugly duckling, old behaviors, childhood dreams. That mitten you dropped somewhere, your first best friend, the 80's (before they came back). An alien pod baby, your family, the slow kid. Whether it was advantageous or tragic, with resolution or unbeknownst to us, we've all left stuff (or someone) in our wake; and most likely, we know what it feels like to have been left behind at one time, too.

"Left Behind" captures various aspects of what being left behind entails, interpreted by each artist with personal experiences coloring his or her work. From humorous to tragic, the possibilities are endless. 6-10pm

David Chula Tupper Reception @ CoCA

Tales from the Shore

A show of new work by David Chula Tupper

A 2007 participant of CoCA's annual Painting marathon, as well as a veteran of many CoCA events, David has participated in numerous solo shows and group and juried exhibitions.

Most recent solo venues include the Debra Owens Gallery in San Diego, CA, and a show at the Friesen Gallery in Seattle, entitled "You're Innocent When You Dream".

Learn more about David by visiting his web site

Location: Reception is above the gallery in the Avenue One condos on the corner of First & Clay (Belltown)

Artist Reception: Friday January 11, 7PM to 9PM

Show runs from Jan. 11 through Feb. 21, 2008

CoCA serves the Pacific Northwest as a catalyst and forum for the advancement, development, and understanding of contemporary art


Tel: (206) 728-1980

CoCA is located inside the Shilshole Bay Beach Club located at, 6413 Seaview Ave NW Seattle WA 98107. Click here for more details.

Gallery Hours:Monday through Friday 12-5 pm

Free entry and free parking.

2 x 2: seattlestreetart

2 x 2: seattlestreetart

8pm to 11pm
come to the opening of 2 x 2: seattlestreetart(a top to bottom installation of collage, paint, glue, wood, and anything else the artists feel belongs on the walls of a city)

little bird
bald man watching
no touching ground
claudius phaedrus
shawn bishop
Friday, January 11, 2008
8:00pm - 11:00pm
the anne bonny
1355 east olive way, seattle wa

1355 east olive way, seattle wa

Seven Propositions @ Ouch My Eye

Seven Propositions - Friday - Ouch My Eye
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Howdy Friends.
Hope 2008 is treating you well.
This Friday, January 11th we will start a new string of shows with SEVEN PROPOSITIONS curated by Michael Lorefice at Ouch My Eye, 8pm, 21 plus.

There was a time when people said painting was dead. I think what they meant was GOOD painting was dead. It's back.

Seven Propositions is an exhibition composed of seven painters working in seven distinct modes exploring the boundaries of their medium. Centered on the work of four emerging Seattle artists, the exhibition works through figuration, abstraction, narration, still life and landscape painting to ask what it means to be a painter in the contemporary age.

Seven Propositions
Check out new work from: Michael Lorefice (Seattle) Eric Elliott (Seattle) Preston Graves (Seattle) Kimberly Trowbridge (Seattle) Evri Kwong (San Francisco) Lynette Stephenson (Hamilton, NY) Eric Snowden (Brooklyn, NY)| MUSIC FROM Gabriel Mintz (Seattle)

Check out all our currently scheduled events here

Interested in submitting work or curating a future show?
Download a pdf here
Our website is currently being updated, take a look around but more is on the way.

See You Friday

Ouch My Eye
phone: 206.381.8457

Accordions Gone Wild @ Mr. Spot's Chai House

Friday 11 January, 2008 8pm

Accordions Gone Wild Geoff Berner (
Amy Denio
Mr. Spot's Chai House (
5463 Leary Ave NW , Seattle WA 98107

Geoff Berner ( Vancouver , British Columbia )
“I want to drag klezmer music kicking and screaming back into the bars.”

That’s the goal of Vancouver singer-songwriter-accordion player Geoff Berner.

His first EP, “Light Enough to Travel”, released on the punk rock label Sudden Death Records in 2001, was an eclectic mix of song styles, united by the fact that it was recorded with only voice and solo accordion accompaniment. The reaction from press and audiences tended to fall into 2 categories: puzzled horror or puzzled but sincere appreciation of the great songwriting and the sheer chutzpah of appearing alone on stage with an accordion. By 2003, with the release of the full-length CD “We Shall Not Flag or Fail, We Shall Go to the End”, his fan base grew enough that Berner was able to quit working as a freelance writer and earn his living solely by traveling the world, playing his music.

Amy Denio ( Seattle , Washington )
Denio is a composer, singer, multi-instrumentalist, audio engineer, international collaborator, record producer, and founder of her own record label & publishing company, Spoot Music. Her main instruments are voice, accordion, alto saxophone, clarinet, electric guitar, and bass.

She has been playing accordion since she first brought one home from Budapest in the early 1990s, and since then has composed all kinds of toe-tapping songs for voice & squeezebox. Her style is a gutsy and rhythmic melange of folk, gypsy, and North African influences. She often invites the audience to partici pat e, which can be surprising and fun.

Hell's Belles @ Neumos

This Friday (tonight!) at Neumos we have Hell's Belles, The World Famous AC/DC All-Female Tribute band - a perfect way to end the week with a hard, rockin' show. On Saturday we have Mark Farina, described in this week's Stranger as "a perennial Seattle favorite [who] has no shortage of DJ cred, with billions of frequent-flier miles, a well-selling discography, and a big heap of the responsibility for the West Coast house scene" The first 2 people to write about each show wins free entrance, plus one. Good luck!

"Nova channeled animal magnetism, complete with primal screams, while her cohort, Adrian Conner, strut onstage in a schoolgirl uniform, nodding and snarling while windmilling her blond dreads." // SPIN

""Hot! Loud! And sticky with sweat!" So screams their official Web site, yet Hell's Belles are no campy novelty act. An all-female AC/DC tribute band... their passion for the music is somehow both sly and sincere, and despite their globe-trotting ways? yes, they're big in Japan; Canada, too?they'd no sooner neglect their hometown than Angus Young et al. would leave Australia behind." // SEATTLE WEEKLY

$12 ADV, 8pm Doors, 21+

Spandex dance party for Home Alive

Kindra wrote:

Kristin Jamie and I have been working our bootys off for months on our
fundraiser GALAXY OF PAIN, and the big day is almost here! Please buy
tickets early to ensure you get in and spread to word to all you know!
And get your stretchy pants ready! :)

Who: You, and all of your friends, family and fans!
What: Art opening/fundraising party GALAXY OF PAIN featuring local
spandex clad celebs like the Preseidents of the United States of
America and El Vez facing off in the ring!
Why: To raise money for Home Alive, a rad local organization that
provides self defense classes, education and empowerment to women.
Where: McLeod Residence 2209 2nd Ave
When: 8pm-1am
Why: To support Home Alive! To hear amazing live music by Highway
(members of Elliott Smtih & Dandy Warhols)! To have a spandex dance party!!!
How: Purchase your $20 tickets now to ensure you get in!

*100% of proceeds from ticket sales, art sales and silent auction go
directly to Home Alive

Thank you so much for all your support, let's make this a great
benefit for a worthy cause! Good times!


Where: McLeod Residence 2209 2nd Ave
When: 8pm-1am

The Gold Show at The Little Red Studio

The Gold Show at The Little Red Studio. I thought that I'd mention it as I'm going to be there (participating in the body painting part of the show),, but I also wanted to mention that one of our list members will be there performing a Butoh peice that promises to be very interesting.
Little Red Studio is at 750 Harrison (3 blocks South of Denny 1.25 blocks east of Aurora) Doors are at 8:30 and the show starts at 9:00PM.

Saturday, 1/12

REBEL VISIONS in Georgetown

Attention all Crumb fans!

Don't miss “REBEL VISIONS: The Underground Comix Revolution” opening
this Saturday, January 12 from 11:30 to 8:00 PM at Fantagraphics
Bookstore & Gallery in Seattle. This colorful art show will
complement “R. Crumb’s Underground” exhibition opening January 26 at
the Frye Art Museum in Seattle.

Organized by comix historian, author and archivist Patrick
Rosenkranz, in association with Fantagraphics resident curator Larry
Reid, “REBEL VISIONS” features original artwork, artifacts and relix
from masters of the underground era. Highlights include a previously
unseen original drawing by Rick Griffin, recently discovered by L. A.
collector Greg Escalante; rarely viewed original art by feral genius
S. Clay Wilson; and locally created original artwork by the legendary
Greg Irons, who followed his underground work with a prolific career
as a tattoo artist working at the storied Seattle Tattoo Emporium
prior to his untimely death in 1984.

A wide selection of comix, graphic novels, and histories of this
wildly creative period in American illustration, cartooning and
graphic art from Fantagraphics Books others will be available. We
also have new offerings by popular Fantagraphics artists including
Jason, Ellen Forney, Dan DeCarlo, and others – as well as a limited
supply of the coveted BEASTS!, recently unearthed in our cavernous

Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery is located at 1201 S. Vale St. (at
the corner of Airport Way S.) in the heart of Georgetown, only
minutes south of downtown Seattle. We’re open daily 11:30 to 8:00 PM,
Sundays until 5:00 PM. Phone 206.658.0110.

Weekend visitors should be aware that a 3-block stretch of Airport
Way will be closed to auto traffic directly across from our space on
Jan. 12 & 13 and Jan. 19 & 20 during the demolition of the historic –
but structurally unstable - Stock House of the original Rainier
Brewery. (A sad event, but wrecking balls are always entertaining).
Ample parking will be available north and south of this closure.

And Seahawk fans should know that Saturday’s NFL playoff game will be
projected on big screen at neighboring watering hole 9 Lb. Hammer.
Drop by and see “REBEL VISIONS” before or after the win.

Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery is located at 1201 S. Vale St.
(at the corner of Airport Way S.) in Georgetown.

Steven Miller's Bound @ Deborah Colton Gallery in Houston, TX.

Hi friends,

Lots of things are happening with my art over the next few months, so I thought I'd tell you about them. Most of it's out of town, but who knows? maybe you have friends in these cities that might like to see my work.

First off, several pieces from my Bound series debut at the Deborah Colton Gallery in Houston, TX, opening this Saturday, January 12th. I'll be giving a talk with the curator and another artist at 2pm.

Second: my Milky self-portrait appears in 40 Portraits/40 Artists at Gallery One in Ellensburg, WA, opening Friday, February 1st.

Third: the Milky Series is going to auction in Toronto for SNAP!, the AIDS Committee of Toronto’s annual photographic fundraiser featuring a live auction of curated art, a silent auction, and photo competition. The auction happens on Sunday, March 2nd. More info at

And last but not least, you can now purchase a limited-edition hand-made book of my scandalous photographs from EARL 3.0– the robotic art dealer, located at the Hideout, our favorite art bar on Seattle's First Hill. I've made two books: the consequences of falling in love, and Pee Forest. They're both cheap and delicious. And tawdry. I wouldn't have it any other way...

Steven Miller

OK OK Gallery: Satsop Residency Installation

The Beat Council at Tost

James writes:

Happy New Year Everybody!

I hope that 2008 is a great year for all of us!

Thanks to all of you who came out to our friends and fam party on the 29th of last month. That was a really good time and it was great to see familiar faces, some of whom I had not seen for far too long!

I'll keep this brief.

We're moving our Beat Council Night to Tost every second Saturday.

We have a great show coming up this Saturday January 12th. And it's no cover . .. aka free!!!!

I will be doing a high energy 122 bpm, break beat style set as my DJ alter-ego Baba James. I'll be playing Washington State, Capitol Hill, and a bunch of brand new music as well. I'll be playing percussion and be throat singing as well.

Here's the line up:

Muad'deep (eastern dub)
Baba James (polyrhythms, breaks)
Crispy (progressive, psytrance, breaks)

with special guests:

DJ Lara (electro-house)
Shri Deepayan (coming from PDX with live tabla n bass)
James Whetzel (throat singing, percussion)

I hope you can make it, it will be a great time!

Did I mention it was free? Well, it's free!!


James Whetzel (aka Baba James, when I DJ)







Wednesday, 1/16

"Strange Things" Closing Party @ 911 Media

Shelly writes:

for those of you who couldn't make the opening: a much more smaller and low key closing party with presentations from the artists...


Here are the details:

WHAT: January 2008 Dorkbot : "Strange Things" Closing Party

WHEN: Weds, Jan 16, 7 – 11:00 PM, artist presentations 8pm - 9:00pm

WHERE: 911 Media, 402 9th Ave N.

ADMISSION: FREE, ALL AGES. But bring a couple of bucks to support 911 Media! We'll have donation jar out by the beer. ;)

Greetings, folks. On WEDNESDAY, January 16 from 7-11 PM we are hosting the closing party for the "Strange Things" art show.

Hear from the artists! From 8:00 - 9:00ish artists will be giving short presentations in the theatre about how they created their pieces.

The show is open through January 18, so if you can not come to the closing party, be sure to make time to visit 911 Media Arst Center in the next couple of weeks. Exhibit hours are on the calendar:

If you want to talk about your latest creation or announce an upcoming event after the artists' presentations, let us know.

As ever, thanks to 911 Media Arts Center for providing such a great venue and friendly support for our events.

911 Media, 402 9th Ave N.

Thursday, 1/17

SULTRY SCIENCE @ Pacific Science Center

Explore the science of seduction! Sip on flirty cocktails and enjoy delicious aphrodisiac-inspired hors d’oeurves and desserts provided by Pacific Science Center’s five exclusive caterers: Apulent – A Special Events Company, Catering by McCormick & Schmick’s, Classic Catering, Jewel Catering and Lisa Dupar Catering. Anthony Tessandori from University of Washington’s Anthropology Department will share a unique analysis of human relationships in “The selfishness of the human pair bond: an evolutionary perspective”. Then see what your lips really say about you when you get your lip print read by our professional lipsologist. Finally, pucker up for a private KISS Laser Show in the Seattle Laser Dome at 8:30!

$15 general admission, $12 Pacific Science Center Members
includes your first drink from the bar, snacks and KISS Laser Show

Thursday, January 17 | 6 p.m. Happy Hour | 8:30 p.m. Laser Show
Pacific Science Center

Girl Power Hour

Darnell writes:

"Girl Power Hour - Where Social Circles Collide" - Thursday, January 17th, 2008, 6:30pm-8:30pm

Girl Power Hour is a chic social networking group for young professional women that meets monthly in a stylish environment over cocktails. We focus on community, networking, socializing, friendship, philanthropy and fun! Sound cheesy? No one can deny our fabulous door prizes, swag bags and cocktail specials for all. Trust me. If you're interested in joining us at our January 17, 2008 event, RSVP at Also, sign up for GirLetter to receive future invites. Go Girls!



Thursday, January 3, 2008

Events from 1/4 to 1/10/2008

Not a great week but also not the worst I have seen. Things seem to pick up starting on Thursday.

Friday, 1/4
6:00 PM Fremont First Friday Art Walk
6:00 PM Vermillion First Friday
8:00 PM Annex Theatre's SPIN THE BOTTLE

Saturday, 1/5
5:00 PM KEXP AUDIOASIS @ Live at High Dive
7:00 PM Art/Not Terminal Gallery: Opening

Sunday, 1/6
9:00 PM JUICE with Darek Mazzone @ Nectar

Thursday, 1/10
5:00 PM Darin Shuler solo exhibition at CoCA
7:00 PM Crispin Hellion Glover in person
7:00 PM University Art Institute: Keynote Lecture by Robert Storr
8:00 PM Budweiser, Moby Dick, spy technology at OtB
9:00 PM BACK DOOR - Thursdays at Havana

Friday, 1/4

McLeod Residence: 1 year anniversary party + art opening

McLeod Residence, located at 2209 Second Avenue in Belltown

Fremont First Friday Art Walk

Fremont First Friday Art Walk is January 4th, 2008 from 6-9pm - Rain or Shine!

Earthly Rituals is pleased to present the art of Jim Metcalfe. Experience a travel log in watercolors. Jim's paintings create tranquil images capturing settings from around the world. Jim Metcalfe is a self taught artist. Traveling and painting have been a continuum throughout his life. Trial and error have been his instructors with paint, along with good examples by Whistler, Sargent, Homer and others taken from books and exhibits. (600 N. 36th Street, Ste 321).

Frame Up Studios will be showcasing Suzanne Todd and her Monotype prints rich with color, diverse texture and combinations of complex patterns and layers found in nature and in all aspects of relationship, from the way we engage with our surroundings, to the way we treat each other. (3515 Fremont Ave N.).

Fremont Jewelry Design presents Northwest native Anne Anderson's unique Silk paintings of deep & rich, luminous colors. This difficult, unique art form is similar to the watercolor process, however, the medium is quite different: Silk, wax, & dyes. These gorgeous paintings appear to leap off the silk & leave you in awe! (3510 Fremont Place N.).

Oohla's in Fremont Salon/Gallery features Fine art photography printed on gallery-wrapped canvas by Michael Levy.. (711 N 35th St.)

Several local artists in addition to the international photography of Kevin McKouen. at Orange Splot Gallery (3519 Fremont Place N.)

More information: and Official maps and list of venues may be picked up at Frame-Up Studios located at 3515 Fremont Ave. N.

Vermillion First Friday

Happy New Year!

Now that the excitement of the holidays and art fairs has subsided, Vermillion welcomes you to our first get-together of 2008.

Since our current show runs through the end of January, we're inviting you to a mid-show event to give everyone the opportunity to meet the artists and tour the gallery. We're showing the group show entitled "Gathering" and will have refreshments and music by Selector Angel Eyes.

First Friday at Vermillion
Friday January 4, 2008 6-9pm,
Wine & cheese. Music by Selector Angel Eyes

1508 11th Ave, Seattle, WA. 98122
Vermillion's focus is on Narrative and Pop art - "Art that tells or sells"

Annex Theatre's SPIN THE BOTTLE

WHAT: Spin the Bottle, Annex Theatre's monthly late-night cabaret
WHEN: Friday, Jan 4, at 11 pm
WHERE: Annex Theatre -- 1100 E. Pike St (which is actually on 11th at the corner of 11th & E. Pike)


CALL: 728-0933 for information or go to <>.
Reservations not required.

WHO: This month's edition of Spin the Bottle features:

>> The sprightly yet unsettling BECKY POOLE!
>> Choreofabulous film from RICKI MASON!
>> Eerie violin screechings from CONSTANTIN PARVULESCU!
>> Nutball gender musings from BRET FETZER!
>> Ukulele scornfulness from JANA HEALY!
>> All-girl theatrics from OPAL PEACHEY & CO.!
>> The psuedo-Sinatra song-stylings of DAN BORGEN!
>> The lustful yet bittersweet smut of KERI HEALEY!
>> Not a single word from GUDE/LAURANCE!
>> And more, more, more!

All held together by the winter warlockery of our host, BRUCE HALL!

Annex Theatre's monthly melange -- featuring theater, music, dance, spoken
word, film, and whatever else we can find -- has appeared on the first
Friday of every month since Sept 12, 1997. Curated from the beginning by
Bret Fetzer.

Annex Theatre -- 1100 E. Pike St (which is actually on 11th at the corner of 11th & E. Pike)

Saturday, 1/5

KEXP AUDIOASIS @ Live at High Dive

Live at High Dive

Benefit for ARTS CORPS
$5 / 5p / 21+

Art/Not Terminal Gallery: Opening

Art/Not Terminal Gallery: Opening
In the Subterranean Room, The Art of Fuzion.Vibrantly colored and imaginatively shaped fused glass work by Malaysian artist Fuan Wong. Our Featured Artist is Dave Rockenbeck. Dave constructs delightful, improbable wall sculptures from wood and hand-made paper, non-representational, but suggestive of pre-industrial machinery or follies. Reception on Saturday, January 5, 7-10 P.M. The shows run January 5-February 7.

Sunday, 1/6

JUICE with Darek Mazzone @ Nectar

Event: JUICE
"Global Giving through Global Rhythms"
What: Concert
Host: Darek Mazzone
When: Sunday, January 6 at 9:00pm
Where: Nectar

Thursday, 1/10

Darin Shuler solo exhibition at CoCA

Time Elastic

A show of new digital prints by Darin Shuler.

Can two moments in time coexist? A collection of digital prints, Time Elastic is a science fiction daydream about breaking the rules of Time. With a mod twist, this work is reminiscent of surrealist and 60’s psychedelic art.

Artist Reception: Thursday January 10, 5PM to 7PM

Show runs from Jan. 10 through Feb. 21, 2008

CoCA serves the Pacific Northwest as a catalyst and forum for the advancement, development, and understanding of contemporary art


Tel: (206) 728-1980

CoCA is located inside the Shilshole Bay Beach Club located at, 6413 Seaview Ave NW Seattle WA 98107. Click here for more details.

Gallery Hours:Monday through Friday 12-5 pm

Free entry and free parking.

Crispin Hellion Glover in person

JANUARY 10, 11, 13 at 7pm


(David Brothers, Crispin Hellion Glover, USA, 2006, 35mm, 74 min)

Crispin Hellion Glover returns with the second installment of a trilogy that began with WHAT IS IT?. Glover's latest film is another mind-bending foray into unexplored territory that will challenge expectations and defy conventions. The screenwriter, Steven C. Stewart, is also the star (Stewart had cerebral palsy and passed away shortly after filming). The film begins in a nursing home, with our "hero" lying helpless on the floor. While he is being carried back to his bed, the world shifts into one where his charms are recognized and the ladies swoon, leading to a series of torrid sexual conquests. But the man's years of frustration at being an outcast have planted a dark and evil seed. Soon his actions take a morbid turn.

Glover uses his visionary cinematic skills to bring to life the graphically explicit psychosexual fantasy world of a man shunned by women and society who lusts after intimacy, acceptance, and a full head of long hair. The beauty of Glover's direction lies in his ability to create an atmosphere that is strange and unsettling, sensual and erotic. Through Stewart's caustic fantasy life, Glover subverts the conventional devices of a suspense film and makes an audacious statement on the conundrum of sexual politics.

Join us on Saturday night as we reprise Glover's unique, mythic, visionary film WHAT IS IT!, which screened to three sold out crowds last year.

All performances proceeded by Glover's one-hour slide show, which consists of ten different stories dramatically narrated by Glover himself. The slides are from pages of books that he has reworked with original and transformed art.

JAN 12, Saturday at 7pm
(Crispin Hellion Glover, USA, 2007, 35mm, 72 min)
What Is It? is a bewildering, unnerving, surreal, blackly comic film from the visionary mind of Crispin Glover that tells the inner and outer struggles of a young man facing villains and demons on multiple planes.

Tickets available from Ticket Window

$17/NWFF members, $20/general

University Art Institute: Keynote Lecture by Robert Storr

Using contemporary art as a catalyst for exploration, the University Art Institute encourages diverse audiences to engage in multiple perspectives on timely artistic and social issues.

Robert Storr is an internationally renowned curator, critic, academic, and artist. He has been a contributing editor at Art in America since 1981 and writes frequently for Artforum, Parkett, Art Press, and Frieze. From 1990 to 2000 he was the Museum of Modern Art’s contemporary curator. Storr is currently Dean of the Yale School of Art and Consulting Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. He is Director of the 2007 Venice Biennale, Think with the Senses - Feel with the Mind. Art in the Present Tense.

In conjunction with the closing of Kim Jones: A Retrospective, Storr will speak on Jones and his work’s inclusion in the 2007 Venice Biennale and at Site Santa Fe in 2004. This lecture will also conclude the Henry’s University Art Institute, an annual initiative that develops and expands opportunities for dialogue, access, and participation in specific Henry exhibitions.

University Art Institute: Keynote Lecture by Robert Storr
Thursday, January 10, 7 PM
Roethke Auditorium in Kane Hall, University of Washington Campus
$10 members / $15 general / $12 students and seniors
Tickets available through Brown Paper Tickets beginning
Monday, December 10. Call 800-838-3006 or purchase online

Roethke Auditorium in Kane Hall, University of Washington Campus

Budweiser, Moby Dick, spy technology at OtB

Hi Party V –

Thu – Sun | Jan 10 - 13

We’re excited to present the outrageous experimental theater company RADIOHOLE at OtB next week. This is their first US appearance outside New York . From the tub of ice-cold Budweiser placed in the middle of the audience to the strange peek-a-boo spy technology whispering in your ear, Radiohole's Fluke is a totally wild show loosely inspired by Melville's leviathan epic Moby Dick. Radiohole's 4 ensemble members have honed their chops performing with every major figure within the NY avant garde performance scene.

For more information, go to
General admission: $24/ Under 25 $12