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.

Trumbleplex Cool Community Vibes

Tumbleplex is an amazing music venue and community hub in the Woodbridge neighborhood of Detroit.

There is a zine library and the space attracts talent from near and far. Aerobics Underground is a biweekly free dance workout class that’s endorphines side effect, and good jams and a fun scene on Sat. afternoons and Tuesday evenings.

Aerobics Underground Flyer
Aerobics at the Trubleplex, sucha blast!! and it’s free what?!!

Comin up soon at the Tplex is Dino Prom fundraiser party for upcoming upgrading for the buildings. Come check out the dance party!

Dino Prom
Dino Prom Flyer, coool artwork!

Peace y’all!