Saturday, September 29, 2012

Does my Face Look Yellow?

The reason I ask is that I've got egg all over it!  I got confused about which video I entered in the Center for Contemporary Art's Open Reel: 3 Minutes in 30 Days competition won for Best Sound.  It was actually Zombie Kickball which I underscored with Phylis Leeke's original composition for piano and clarinet "Reggae".  You can watch it here.

Friday, September 28, 2012

On the Boards and Screen

Pictured above are the actors who made up the cast of Orestes 3.0, which was the first play reading of the season for PlayLab, a project of the SnowLion Repertory Theatre company here in Portland.  Margit Ahlin pulled together a first rate cast for this final reading of my take on the Greek Orestes tale combined with elements of the modern world - a pastiche or collage if you will.  I think it helps to bring an immediacy to the ancient Greek text that is hard to find in a "straight" production.  Many thanks to all the actors and to director Al D'Andrea for their hard work.  The next day I made it my imperative to consider all the feedback I got from the other playwrights in the group as well as the actors and did the final edit.  The new improved Orestes 3.0 is now 8 pages shorter and more focused.  Thanks PlayLab I could not have done this without all of you!  Now the even harder part, sending out the play.
Al D'Andrea and members of PlayLab

And in other exciting news, The Center for Contemporary Art is Sacramento notified me that I won for Best Use of Sound in their 2012 Open Reel Competition: 3 Minutes in 30 Days.  I was jazzed to receive it and wished I could have been out on the West Coast.  You can see the video here.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Lucky Winner for September

Remember Electric Landscape?  It was part of my Power: Grids and Shapes show at Asylum Gallery back in 2008.  At Constellation Gallery, I have a basket of older prints and a/p (artist's proofs) that I have in on a table and I invite folks to sign up for my mailing list and maybe win one of these prints.  So for September, drum roll please, our winner is Deanna DeAngelis of  Snyder, NY!  I'm very glad that this print will have a good home.

Right now I've got three little abstract paintings at Constellation gallery that will be up until Sept 24th.
Going to Maine

Emotional Landscape: For Gerhard

Emotional Landscape: Gothic

Next month's show there is called "Fire before Ice" and I will be submitting one older piece and another newer piece from the Potency of Memory series that I think suits the theme. 

Meanwhile, on the theatre side of the aisle, SnowLion Repertory's Play Lab is giving my Orestes 3.0 a reading next week.  I'm very excited about it and can't wait to hear it aloud to see if there are any more drastic changes I need to make before sending it off to theatres looking for new work.