In 2018 The ProletariYacht Club ended a wonderful three-year residency in The Building, a true West Seattle gem. Then we spent 2019 regrouping, remodeling, and making art and music. 2020 was to be the year we hosted ProletariYacht Club events in our new space, and at pop-ups in co-ordination with Caravan Gallery-Parlor & Roadside Attractions. 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 be celebrating our ten year anniversary in July! Until then, stay safe and take care of each other.
What a perfect way to wrap up the PYC’s three-year residency in The Building. Music was played, magic happened, stories were told, and we meandered along the ‘memory wall’. It was fun to revisit all the collages documenting the fifty-five unique, and varied events that we’ve hosted in our ‘incubator for the arts’. We feel lucky to have collaborated with such inspiring and creative people, and look forward to future Caravan adventures once we move and get settled. It’s been a wonderful ride. Thanks for being a part of it!
On December 28th, 2017, we held an informal jam session at the ProletariYacht Club. This was an opportunity for musicians and friends of different backgrounds to get together and share ideas and musical inspiration in a relaxed cooperative atmosphere. As is often the case in situations like this some surprising synergies were discovered and explored. Many thanks to all who came and shared their gifts. It was a relaxing end to the past year a hopeful excursion into the new.
Happy Holidays from the ProletariYacht Club!!! We’re busy in the studio working on all sorts of exciting things to share in the new year.
Our November open studios event was extra special as we hosted Morgandy Knits ‘Secret Sweaters of a Temperate Zone Knitter’. Truly a treat to see these gorgeous pieces made over the last twenty-five years, all in one place. Some new hats even found their forever heads. Tim Scallon, King Dre, Abby Karp and Charles Beene played original music for an appreciative audience. Plus there were ‘Profile Pieces’ courtesy of the Analog Toy Factory and hot cider. It was a fun way to kick off the holiday season.
Our October open studio had a ‘Smock’tober theme, focused on making art. It was really fun to see how many people stepped up to meet the challenge. The evening started with Tim looping and ended with some great jams that included a magical Croatian lute. It was pretty much a perfect PYC Second Thursday.
On Saturday, September 23rd we hosted an intimate Musicians In The Round event at the ProletariYacht Club. With Brenda’s new artwork on display musicians Audrey, Jim and Tim took turns playing songs original, classic and obscure. Thanks to warm camaraderie all around, the musical circle turned for hours. Special thanks to Annette, Kurtis and Brenda for their encouragement! I wonder what will be turning next month.
September’s 2nd Thursday open studios ‘goodbye to summer’ event was wonderful! After taking August off, it was great to see old friends, and so many new faces. I got to show my newest finished piece, a quick portrait of my friend Amy, before it heads off to its new home. We also enjoyed welcoming our new upstairs neighbor, and celebrating the fresh new paint job in our lobby! Next up, Musicians in the Round, September 23rd!
On Sunday, July 16, we hosted Ken Stringfellow and friends for a special performance at the PYC. The evening started with a BBQ where guests could meet and mingle with the artists. Ken then kicked off a 3-hour show to a standing-room only crowd, playing guitar, harmonica, piano and antique drum machine, while singing sans microphone in an intimate, and dynamic performance. He told stories and performed several duets with Stacey Meyer and Nicole Wolgamott from the Furniture Girls, and Rob Anastasi from Minky Starshine. Such fun! This is our last public event until Sept 14th at which point we should have lots of new things to share! We have a couple more spaces in our Monday night painting/drawing group. If you’re interested in joining us, shoot me a message Enjoy the summer!
On June 25th, we hosted our first dance performance, ‘Paces’ a solo performance by Petra Zanki. Petra is an internationally celebrated dancer and choreographer, now working in Seattle. Petra gave a beautiful, powerful and original performance to a enthusiastic audience. It was sublime.