Past Caravan Adventures
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In 2018, The ProletariYacht Club's wonderful three-year residency in The Building came to a close. Then we took some time in 2019 to regroup, remodel our new PYC space, and make art and music. It was a fun and productive time. 2020 was going to be the year we fired up Caravan Gallery-Parlor & Roadside Attractions and take the Arts to the streets again. Then 2020 actually happened. So, for now, the ProletariYacht Club is going virtual in our new space and Caravan Gallery-Parlor & Roadside Attractions is hosting an artist in residence. We’re hoping to hit the road again in 2021, and we'll also be celebrating our ten year anniversary in July! Until then, stay safe and take care of each other.
In 2016 after five years of bringing the Arts to the streets, Caravan Gallery • Parlor & Roadside Attractions took some time off to focus on our new brick and mortar space, The ProletariYacht Club, a studio, performance space and arts incubator.
Last weekend we took the Caravan to the 28th annual Best of the NorthWest Art and Fine Craft Show. This event is family oriented so we got to share the Arts with a lot of young ones, which is always a delight. It felt good to get the Artstream fired up again; and traveling with this tried and true troupe makes all the hard work worth it. As the Caravan’s five-year anniversary approaches I’m excited to expand the Caravan format by focusing on creating events instead of joining established festivals. Movies and music in the woods anyone? Stay tuned…
We loved this wonderful write up in the West Seattle Harold.
Caravan Gallery- Parlor & Roadside Attractions was invited to join The Building for their 3rd Annual Fall Open Studio Event, hosting Morgandy Knits by GC Jackson. It felt wonderful to roll out our two ton mobile gallery for the second time this year, after spending most of the year remodeling and activating our new brick and mortar sister space the ProletariYacht Club. We love it when Gail sets up in the Caravan showcasing her textiles and making the world a little bit warmer and more beautiful place
Our third time participating in The Georgetown Carnival reminded me why I love that part of the city so much. I had a nice chat with my friend and hopefully our next city-wide city council member Bill Bradburd. He’ll do such good things for our city. This year Grace’s Band Of Toy climbed out of their shopping cart and took to the streets, charming, thrilling and mildly disturbing everyone they met. Memories were made. Grace also had some paintings in the Parlor, one of which went home with one lucky lady. I did some live painting on some of my much-neglected current body of work, while spreading the word on what’s happening at the ProletariYacht Club. The Countess held court by the Roadside Attractions tent, where Tim wove tapestries of sounds, then was joined by Alan and Marko., and unexpectedly by a roving marching band adding a little Honk Fest flavor to the mix. Sage did a set of his family friendly magic drawing a...
We were so honored and excited when Antrese Wood interviewed me for her Savvy Painter podcast. I love her project and am so excited to be a part of it! https://savvypainter.com
We had such a great time at the Tashiro Kaplan Artist Lofts 10th Anniversary Celebration. It was our first Artpark on a hill so it made hanging the art and installing the kinetic wire and light piece an interesting challenge. The Parlor moved outdoors under a canopy, and hosted Michael O’Driscoll and his latest book Bedbug’s Book of Wisdom. Just Sage performed magic for passers by, flanked by Tim Scallon’s musical melding on one side and E. Grace Dager and Band Of Toy on the other. It was glorious! The Gallery featured Juan Carlos Castellanos’ oil on paper and oil on board pieces, Pat Wickline’s wire, light and movement piece, and metallurgical manipulation pieces, Brenda L Scallon’s oil on canvas automotive abstractions and profile pieces, and GC Jackson’s custom cards. Wow, that’s a lot of incredible work!!! Of course The Countess was stunning as usual,...
It was treat to be asked to join The Building for their Summer Spectacular exhibition of “Art , Music, and more”. Since it was also our tenth show and close enough to the third anniversary of launching Caravan Gallery- Parlor & Roadside Attractions (July 15th) we decided to celebrate. Then again, we do that at every show, but it feels good to note landmarks like that. In the Gallery, Robroy Chalmers and Nichole Dement’s work looked phenomenal, and the Parlor hosted provocative work by Laurel R. Dodge. The Countess held court in the back room cradling her copy of the New York Times article featuring her, while being on the receiving end of fifty nine smitten admirers ‘giving her five’ throughout the event. Thanks to Kim Miller and Dave Myka for the invite and wonderful gathering of the tribes!
Spent the morning hanging out at Meanders reading the New York Times article featuring Caravan Gallery, Parlor & Roadside Attractions, on cloud nine.... Click to read full article