Tuesday, June 16, 2009

June 18 Vinyl Store Nowhere Words

Stephanie Simek and Adam Keller are brilliant creatives and creators of Rererato, the space where experimental music and an experimental art gallery came together for a time.

Stephanie's art, sculpture, sound and performance facets become one in an event tonight. She has cut a vinyl disk with sounds from the "jungle, lovemaking, space, and hypnotic instructions" and built her own turntable to play it. Eight tone arms with needles connected to contact pickups sample the disk's tracks and are mixed by the artist into a unique soundscape tonight only.

At the FalseFront Studio www.falsefrontstudio.com 4518 NE 32nd 8PM Free

The Store for a Month is a fantastic maze of an arcade with art, small to large, you can afford - or even make in the studio with a collection of art-making material. Proprietor-creator John Brodie talks about the store in the context of Claes Oldenburg’s “The Store”, 1961-62 tonight. www.storeforamonth.com Talk at the Artemis Cafe 1235 SE Division, and visit to the the Store for a Month, 1216 SE Division, after. Talk 6PM, store 7 Free

The Nowhere collective is Matt McCalmont, Brennan Conaway and Charissa Nile, all of whom have done projects at the Center for Land Use Interpretation outpost in Wendover, Utah. It is a little nowhere, but at closer look yields rich creative ingredients. They speak tonight as part of Art Spark, and informal gettogether of creative art world people here. www.portlandartspark.com At Rontoms 600 E Burnside 5PM-7, short talk at 6 Free

Disjecta and Tin House present Arty Words II: music, art and readings by authors. Author and editor Jon Raymond, cofounder of Plazm and author of Half-Life, Livability and Old Joy joins Zak Smith, illustrator, writer for an evening of regional folk tales. Music by Quasi. At Disjecta www.disjecta.org 8371 N. Interstate 7:30PM $7