Last night my intern, Amy, and I went to go see Circus Contraption. She had been talking to a co-worker who has done some photography for them and I remember that I had not seen their newest show so we decided to go! I love this show and I have always kind of felt it was one of the hip things in Seattle that I was in on from the very beginning. I was introduced to Circus Contraption back in 2000 when they were preforming in one of the old airplane hangers out at Magunson Park on Sand Point Way. Matthew had been showing a series of sideshow performers paintings at a small gallery and someone from the circus asked if he would display them in the lobby for Circus Contraption. So he did and we got introduced to an amazing show!
Circus Contraption is not your typical circus it has it's very own band, the acts are surreal and there is lots of let's say cheekiness. The show is about a family owned circus showcasing all it's glamour and glitz while a sense of iminent destruction looms not only for the circus but for the world itself.
This is a really amazing group of talented folks and sadly I have heard that this will be their last show so go see it before it does all end!
Husband + wife duo Andrea and Matthew Porter own Bluebottle Art Gallery and Store in Seattle. Bluebottle is headquarters for Matthew's infamous Monkey World paintings and products. In addition to Matthew's artwork we showcase local and national talent in the art, craft and design DIY movement!
Kristen Rask is the owner of Schmancy, a small shop in downtown Seattle a hop and skip away from Pike's Place Market. Schmancy specializes in vinyl and plush toys as well as art. Located right next door to The Moore Theater box office, Schmancy is just as colorful as the street it inhabits.
Jessie Oleson is the creator of CakeSpy.com, a dessert detective agency dedicated to seeking sweetness in everyday life. What does this mean, exactly? Basically that she writes about, thinks about, and draws illustrations of desserts all day--and gets paid for it. Booyea! She lives in the Central District with her husband Danny, their pug Porkchop, and two guinea pigs, Falafel and Hot Pocket.
Sally Brock is the Boss and TV star of Fancy. Fancy features over 30 local artists and designers, and specializes in custom wedding rings, handmade with recycled precious metals and repurposed or fair trade gemstones. Located just south of Schmancy & Nancy downtown.