Seattle Groove

Livepainting. Jams, beats & good grooves.

I’ve started livepainting at the Nectar Lounge
–super groovy artsy spot. It’s cool because I can paint and also join in on the jam sesh, and dance it up. Whole lotta healthy stimulation.

Anna Thoreau
Anna Thoreau livepainting in Freemont at Nectar Lounge on MoJam Mondays

 

poetry

attracted
like a moth to
the light of affection
mothy me
compelled flapping wings
bouncing off
awkwardly

Does Live Art Have to be Experienced Live?

I just moved to Seattle and I’m working with a friend who’s curating a live week long art show starting the first week of August, and I’m pumped to see it come together…. It’s all happening Aug 4-27 @ SOIL gallery.

The performance series runs August 5-7, 11am-11pm, with the themes Body, Risk, and Future. The gallery will host a noontime meal each of the three days, after which will be discussions, based on the day’s theme. In the afternoons and evenings are a full schedule of performances.

Does Live Art Have to be Experienced Live? Poster
Does Live Art Have to be Experienced Live? Seattle Happening Aug. 4-27 @SOIL

I’m planning on having a blast doing some docu-photography during the grandiose event festivities. Live Art is risky, it is in the moment, it can be unpredictable, inspirational, and confrontational, should be some unexpected.

The exhibition continues for the month of August. Some pieces will develop from the performances of the opening weekend. They all explore alternative ways of documenting Live Art. How do these documentary artworks illuminate the original performance? The questions are asked to explore what’s wrapped up in Live Art, from the making of a performance, to the experience in the moment, and the reaction that comes afterwards. Schedule & Performance info here.

And I’m having an amazing time exploring the city in a find housing montage. I have a good feeling though, and I found the dopest Coffee House across the street from an open mic that’s every Sat. night, that’s tomorrow. Scoping out the busking sitch as well.

buskers
checkin out the busking sitch

There’s also a free music festival, Tuf fest this weekend. I love this city, it’s fresh, and I miss my friends & my cat Cosmic. And I’m really happy with the new buds here, and friends that live here. Peace.

Wall of 100 Makers

Word the internet massive.

This is a really special installation, from the art to the concept of activation to the artists, makers, and inventors that were lucky enough to be included, to the city that they represent to the Civilla fellows that brought it to life, to the start-up that made it possible: Romina Hausmann and Rachael Carson are the main founders and designers of the art installation, and are currently in development for an even bigger venue in Detroit for the unique group exhibition.

“The Wall of 1oo Makers” is an awesome artistic 3D experience on display for the next four weeks at Civilla Detroit, check it out if you get a chance starting on Monday June 6th, 440 Burroughs in Midtown.

Wall of 100 Makers
Wall of 100 Makers

I have a painting in the show and my friend Amy has a cool wood-cutout made from a re-purposed skateboard deck.

Here’s another pic from the opening. The show opened at Masonic Temple in downtown Detroit on the same day that Startup Week kicked off, good times, there sure is a lotta amazing cooking up out of Detroit, just sayin.

Amy Hang & Anna Thoreau at the opening of "Wall of 100 Makers"
Amy Hang & Anna Thoreau at the opening of “Wall of 100 Makers”