Tommorrow night is the culmination of a project by Seattle based Mandy Greer. Mandy is an artists work I have admired for years but it just doesn't fit in our pop art gallery but that's ok as I get to go other places to see her amazing work. Matthew, my hubbie, and I went to see the installation the other day and it was lovely and I think i'll try to sneek out of the gallery early tommorrow to go see the preformance.
Below is from mandy's site about the project...
Mater Matrix Mother and Medium is a process-based temporary public art installation by Seattle-based installation artist Mandy Greer (that’s me).
This new work is commissioned by Seattle Public Utilities 1% for Art Funds, and administered by Seattle Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs, as a way to celebrate and interpret the splendor of Seattle’s urban creeks and encourage community involvement in the stewardship of our essential watersheds.
The River of Mater Matrix Mother and Medium will be created on site at Camp Long, as I integrate all the fiber parts created over these many months into one form based on the topography and structure of the trees. The river will remain in the trees until July 31st, 2009, with the potential for longer to be determined later.
Mater Matrix Mother and Medium will culminate with a site-specific performance by Seattle-based and internationally-recognized choreographer and dancer Zoe Scofield. Come join in this one-time experience on July 16th, 2009 at 6:30 pm at the pond at Camp Long in West Seattle, 5200 35th Ave. SW.
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.