February 26, 2009
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The spoils of war
Last weekend was the Holy Oly Revival Relocated. The weather was nice, Summit West was hoppin, and the park crew somehow managed to erect a 28ft quarter pipe. After waking up around 8AM on my friend’s couch next to a bucket of barf from the night before, I made my way up to hill. Upon my arrival I noticed all the heavy hitters were in attendance, the fans were cheering, Jesse Burtner was talking, and I frantically searched the hill for a bottle of water to rid my hangover.
Kurt gettin Methodilicious
The rail kids were loving the mervin Celica, doing all kinds of crazy rail trickies and what not. But all the attention that day was focused on the quarterpipe and those psycho enough to hit it. Many pros, and up and comers were charging. But it was the old guard who stepped up and gave everyone a show. Peter Line came screaming down the run in, straight lining it (no pun intended) from the gate, going HUGE as always. Kurt Jenson, with style and grace, wowed all, especially the ladies, with his oh so sweet methods. He was later awarded the best Method Award. (Now dubbed the Kurt Jenson Award)
Clark and Monty
But the man of the hour, the Holiest of the Holy, utilizing everything he learned at cheer camp, was the one and only Monty Hays. Every time he hit the quarterpipe the crowd watched in awe as he went for all or nothing (usually coming away with the all) He went bigger than everyone else, and crashed harder than everyone else, by paying the ultimate price, he won the ultimate award. This year’s 2009 Holy Oly Winner: Monty Hays.
The man himself... The Bunny
Thanks to all that came out and gave us another wonderful year, proving once again that the uncontest is the best contest. Special thanks to Jesse Burtner, Krush Kulesza, all the folks at Mervin, and Pat Wright.
All photo’s by Pat Wright
For all photos check Pat’s Gallery
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Our friends over at Ouch My Eye just sent us the list of what’s coming up. You all should check these shows out if you know what’s cool.
Ouch My Eye EmailOuch My Eye is proud to present a number of upcoming shows, events and a special grand opening this spring.
Wednesday, February 25th
Pecha Kucha Night V. 10, Take Part in Art – Curated by Artist Trust
Wednesday, February 25th, 2009 – 6:00 PM
Artist Trust and Pecha Kucha Night Seattle have teamed up for the ArtsFund “Take Part in Art Festival!”
We’ve assembled an incredible roster of curators, filmmakers, puppeteers, designers, visual artists and other creative luminaries.
Create community, share ideas, get inspired & see great work - we’d love to see you there!
Elizabeth Brown - Chief Curator, Henry Art Gallery
Chiyo Ishikawa - Deputy Director of Art, Seattle Art Museum
Dmitri Carter - Carter Family Marionettes, Northwest Puppet Center
John Stevens Berry - Artist , STart on Broadway
Malory Graham - Executive Director/Artist/Instructor, Reelgrrls
Josh LaBelle - Executive Director, Seattle Theater Group: The Paramount & The Moore Historic Theaters
Stafano Catalani – Curator, Bellevue Arts Museum
Leo Berk, Artist
Kitty Kavanaugh, Master Scenic Artist - Seattle Opera
Rick Araluce, Lead Scenic Arist, Seattle Opera
This will also be your last chance to see the Ouch My Eye 1st Annual International Invitational
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Saturday, February 28th
Drawing is a Verb.
Saturday, February 28th, 2009 – 8:00 PM
Live Music featuring Amad Baabahar - 9:30pm
Whether a pencil dragged across a surface of paper or a trail of footprints extending into the distance, Drawing is a verb. examines imagery and ideas that are free and emancipated from the rigid traditions of the past, yet still in line with its ideals. Pieces in the exhibition span from traditional graphite works on paper to processes that push the borders of three-dimensionality, expanding into installation and performance. These artists examine the materials, methods, and concepts of what are deemed “drawing,” synthesizing this traditional format with the contemporary setting.
Whether looking at the two-dimensional works on paper of Grant Hottle (Portland), Michael Lorefice (Seattle), and Preston Graves (Phoenix), or mixed media installations, distance and time are two themes that weave their way through the works in the exhibition. Kayce Bayer (Chicago) and Kristin Miller (Miami) will display a collaborative installation piece that incorporates their modes of communication over the two thousand miles that they are routinely separated by. Seattle-based artists Alex Branch and Kimberly Trowbridge will also be displaying new work, incorporating traditional drawing techniques with contemporary installation practices.
April 3rd, 2009
Coupling VII: Happy Endings
Once again Ouch My Eye is working with Strange Co. a group of University of Washington MFA students working with established local artists. This year is shaping up to be a great show, stay tuned for details.
April 10th, 2009
Occhio Café – Grand Opening
Friday, April 10th, 2009 – All Day
Join us as we launch a project two years in the making, bringing community and art together through coffee. Occhio Café will be open daily offering some of the worlds finest coffees from Stumptown and the best local pastries, sandwiches and baked goods we can get our hands on. Adjacent to Ouch My Eye, Occhio Café will allow us to offer regular daily gallery hours for all of our exhibits while celebrating local culture and supporting our neighborhood by offering a small little getaway for the SoDO/Pioneer Square neighborhood.
February 25, 2009
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Last Saturday was the Holy Oly Revival gargantua quarter-pipe contest at The Summit at Snoqualmie. The snow was pretty hard in the morning, but loosened up in the afternoon. Here are some photos from the slash fest put on by Lib Tech and Redbull.
Monty Hays was the Overall Event Winner
Clark Hurlbut and Monty Hays
Of course the bunny was in the mix
Andy Bergin-Sperry was slaying it
Jesse Burtner was the MC again
Jake Tomlinson was sno-skating the That’s It That’s All Mervin Celica Jib
Kids were going flippy off it
Jeff Boos was in from Vermont tapping the septo
Austin Hironaka got the Biggest Air prize
Ryan Davis was showing off his war face to Annette Veihelmann of Lib
I let Ryan take a rare photo of me
Rob Skala way up there
Redhawk, nuff said
Scotty Witsil and Jason Robinson
Scotty Witsil tap’n the knob
John Carlson riding this sweet sweet ride
Friends and family: Scott, Ryan, Rich, Kacie, and Miriam
If you were leaving the hill this is what caused your backup.
February 13, 2009
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wall spin click to see
“The most daring piece of public art ever commissioned in the UK, Turning the Place Over is artist Richard Wilson’s most radical intervention into architecture to date, turning a building in Liverpool’s city centre literally inside out. One of Wilson’s very rare temporary works, Turning the Place Over colonises Cross Keys House, Moorfields. It is on a light sensor and will run during daylight hours.
Co-commissioned by the Liverpool Culture Company and Liverpool Biennial, co-funded by the Northwest Regional Development Agency and The Northern Way, and facilitated by Liverpool Vision, the project is a stunning trailblazer for Liverpool’s Year as European Capital of Culture 2008, and the jewel in the crown of the Culture Company’s public art programme.”
February 12, 2009
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Erik, I just wanted to give you props for all your help around here. Big up!
February 10, 2009
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The second annual all female show at Artifakt (ArtifaktArt.org) will be gracing us this Friday at the LoFi Performance Gallery (429 Eastlake Ave E). Everything from DJ’s of multiple genres to live body painting and featured artists of various mediums will be present!
Ladies are free before 11pm. Guys cover is $5 before 11pm. Everyone: $7 After.
Doors open @ 9pm. 21+ with a full bar.
Hope to see you there!
February 9, 2009
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Hello Spacecraft. My name is Grant Korgan.
Growing up on Tahoe’s north shore and spending my life playing in the Donner/West Shore/South Lake areas, I was constantly in awe and wonder of this sneaky and consistently present “snow cat” silhouette logo that kept popping up on road signs. Around here, your story is one of legend and lore:) - It is amazing to hear people tell their version of what they seem to know as the factual story of Spacecraft’s clandestine beginnings (it’s one guy in Donner, a group of people in Seattle, Snowboarders in India, I heard its a religion, etc etc). Bottom line, I don’t know the full story (would like to), and I am a 100% supporter of any Spacecraft gear/stickers/etc that I can get my hands on. Simply put, I love the silent movement that Spacecraft has created and wish to further support the company in my pursuits moving forward…
I am writing regarding the perfect fit that I see between the many sports that I do and Spacecraft. My passion in life is to perform on the highest level of every sport that I participate in. Instead of an exclusive life of competitions and other events in one field, I subscribe to a constant pursuit of forefront performance in a myriad of fields. My quests in snowmobiling, dirt biking, mountain biking, skiing, paragliding, wake sports, and kayaking have taken me all over the world, kept me in a constant stream of fantastic people, and continue to inspire every level of my drive. I would like the opportunity to showcase that lifestyle with Spacecraft products, promote the Spacecraft company name, and continue to aid in the complete progression of the sports I peruse with passion daily. I am currently a team Dagger regional whitewater paddler and I am supported by Scott USA, and BomberGear (kayak technical gear) to promote, perform, and product test for the 2009 seasons. Smith has also been an amazing support structure for me throughout both my MTB and free-skiing competition years (10+ years with varied degrees of support for biking, skiing, and kayaking). The fact that every truck, piece of gear, cell phone, and friend in those various crews were/are still covered in Smith stickers/product stands as a testament for my desire to spread the good word of a product line which I believe in and helps outfit me for the many ventures which keep landing on my table.
My focused passions are Kayaking, Snowmobiling, MTB, Dirt Biking, Skiing, and Paragliding. Spacecraft makes the clothing that I want to wear/support in the life aspect of my adventures. I feel that my ability to offer exposure on a high local level, coupled with the highly diversified number of sports which I choose to operate in, offers us both a win-win situation. In exchange for promotion on my part -stickers on trucks, snowmobile trailers, all gear, banners at Reno Slednecks premieres (I organize and promote SN premiers) websites (regional Dagger supported paddler), etc.), I would like to explore a grass-roots product sponsorship and begin a relationship with Spacecraft. I would like the opportunity to be accepted as a Spacecraft ambassador. This opportunity would enable the continued ability to perform at my highest level, promote your product line on many fronts, and synergistically progress the many sports we all believe in. I am very much looking forward to hearing more about, and potentially being a helpful part of, your company’s great story…
All the best - Grant
Co-Founder, NanoLabz USA
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Photographer: Brooke Miller
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Congratulations to our friend Shannan Yates, who recently came into the Spacecraft office for a good luck beanie. Her luck and skill paid off with a first place finish in what looked to be, dicey conditions. Well done Shannan. Click the link below to see the action.
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