Friday, December 31, 2010


Thursday January 6, 2011 (6-8PM)
Tether Design Gallery
323 Occidental Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98104

Residue from SONG OF TENT CITY, the self-designed poetry residency I began on 27 November at Tent City 3, will be installed at Tether Design Gallery in January 2011. The show opens at 6pm on Thursday 6 January for the First Thursday Seattle Art Walk. Includes installation, artifact, audio and live interaction during the opening. Get an idea of what it's like to live at Tent City. Sit inside the mini yurt I've been living in. Read poetry and handwritten journal entries written by homeless people living in Seattle. Listen to audio clips from artist collaborations between Seattle artists and current Tent City artists. Participating Seattle artists include Lyn Coffin, Josie Elizabeth Davis, Vanessa DeWolf, Ann Sloper and Sam Trout. Audio was graciously recorded and edited by the amazing, Christopher Wilson. Artists, on both sides of the fence, donated their time and efforts to this cause. All funds collected at the show will go to Tent City. Their greatest expense is transportation. When available, two bus tickets per day are provided to each camper, which helps them get to appointments and seek work. The next largest expenses are honey buckets and trash removal. 100 people live at Tent City 3. This gallery show will run through Thursday 20 January. This project received in-kind support from Tether and financial assistance from SPROUT! Thank you both.

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