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Get The ‘Spontaneous Fantasia’ Experience At West of Lenin

August 30th, 2011 by Sean Keeley

The first multi-performance production in Fremont’s newest theater venue, West of Lenin, arrives in Seattle this week. Digital artist J-Walt brings his newest Spontaneous Fantasia show, The Omnicentric Universe, to West of Lenin for four performances – Wed 8/31 at 8pm, Fri 9/2 at 8pm and Sat 9/3 at 5pm and 8pm.

In Spontaneous Fantasia, J-Walt utilizes the latest in interactive computer graphics techniques to bring paintings to life. The result is a live animated movie that unfolds before an audience. These works incorporate elements of animation, theater, dance, painting, sculpture, music, architecture, and interactive art.

“With my performances, I take literally the meaning of the word ‘animation’: making images come to life. I use my drawing skills to give directions to computer programs I’ve written. I aim to capture the sensitivity of gesture, but I also use techniques which amplify and augment the gestures. The wave of the arm or the stroke of the pen is my foundation, but the effect is much more. My creative process for these pieces is to continually shift between painting, programming, composing music, and performing. My goal is to create a wholly integrated experience for the eye, ear, and mind.”

Check out a preview of the show below and head over to Brown Paper Tickets to purchase tickets.

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Get Ready For LoveFest, Fremont

August 26th, 2011 by Sean Keeley

This weekend, it’s time to get your love-on, Fremont. The two-day music festival Northwest LoveFest takes place this Saturday and Sunday.

The festival was born from the belief that music festivals should have a positive effect on humanity and the environment we all share. The 2nd annual Northwest LoveFest will once again bring the community together to celebrate and support various nonprofits, vendors, artists and musicians who embody their message.

LoveFest providing free water, offsetting carbon with TerraPass and donating 1% of revenue to protecting Earth through 1% for the Planet. Since the festival borders the Burke-Gilman Trail, LoveFest, with the assistance of Bike Works, is providing free bike parking within the festival grounds; bring a lock for security.

Purified water is brought to LoveFest courtesy of Clean Water Foundation and Seattle University’s Engineers Without Borders so bring a drinking vessel for free water or buy a compostable cup for $1.

This year, within our Liquid Libation Lounge, the festival will feature Full Sail Brewing.They  will have their IPA, Pale Ale, Amber and their LTD 03, which is a crisp Pilsner-Style lager, on tap. They’ll also be featuring the best Hedges Family Estates wine.

The official LoveFest Afterparty will be at the Nectar Lounge, August 27th, 11 PM – 2 AM. Entry is free with LoveFest wristband, $5 without. Featuring Elemental Zazen, ASUN AKA Suntonio Bandanaz and Sunz of Sound. Click here to learn more.

Purchase tickets for LoveFest at Brown Paper Tickets.

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Fremont First Friday Artwalk On July 1st

June 29th, 2011 by Sean Keeley

It’s that time again. Friday, July 1st is the first Friday on the month and so the Fremont First Friday Art Walk will go down between 6-9 pm.

In the spirit of the “Red, White, & Dead” zombie gathering in Fremont the next day, Fremont Arts Council will host a booth starring a make-up special-effects artist teaching the undead-curious how to do easy scars & zombie make up starting at 6:30pm at the Lenin Statue. Pickled Okra string band will also be performing their jig-inducing tunes in Lenin Square from 7:30pm – 9pm.

Some of the other locations and artists on the walk include…

Venue: Fremont Brewing Co.
Address: 3409 Woodland Park Ave N.
Exhibit: Born of Scottish parents, raised in Switzerland, trained by the Dutch at the de Kooning Academie, figurative painter Fiona McGuigan brings a worldly view to her paintings of wrestlers and dancers. Her current work is all about capturing the human figure in motion, finding the moment of impact when bodies collide and exploring the nationalistic overtones found in images of Swiss wrestling.
www.fremontbrewing.com

Venue: Brown Paper Tickets
Address: 309 N 36th St, Seattle, WA 98103, above LTD Bar & Grill
Exhibit: Employee Show:
New to the neighborhood, Brown Paper Tickets will also be hosting a show focusing on the creative talents of their own Paintings, Photography, Masks, Pen & Ink Drawings
www.brownpapertickets.com

Venue: Fremont Cigar
Address: 3526 Fremont Place N., Ste. D (behind Lenin statue)
Exhibit: Cigar Box instruments date back to the 1840′s, and thanks to artists like John Hughes & Ed McGehee, you can still find them being displayed and sold at tucked-away jewels like Fremont Cigar. And while you’re there, take in the luminous, summer-drenched photography of Josh Hughes – a budding photographer and student at Central Washington University.
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Fremont-Cigar/186205241401221

For a full list of events, artists and venues, check out the First Friday site. Happy walking!

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Get To Know The Brown Paper Tickets Folks

June 10th, 2011 by Sean Keeley

Chances are if you’ve recently attended an event at Fremont Abbey, Hale’s Auditorium or many other Seattle hotspots, you’ve used Brown Paper Tickets to buy your ticket (which may or may not be brown or even paper).

BPT is opening a new office here in Fremont, right above LTD Bar & Grill (309 North 36th Street) and they’d love to meet you and get your feedback on their service.

On June 23rd, BPT is hosting an open house at their new digs. They’d love to have a drink with you and hear how your events are going. Drop bt any time between 3 and 7pm.

It goes without saying, you can RSVP for the event through Brown Paper Tickets.

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