Chaos and Joy in Willimantic
A multimedia art show. Opening reception 2pm, Saturday, December 13th
at Willimantic Records.
Not literally every square inch of the record shop, but close to it, will be covered with artwork. Presented by Vulturetown Arts, and organized by Chad & Roxanne (the beautiful Willimantic weirdos who created "Art Attacks" in past years), this group show will run until February 20, 2015.
Participating artists are: Nancy Olivia Hoffman, Desmond Von Bora, Kacee O'Brien, Devon Lawless, Sky Thompson, Paul Flaherty, Shane French, Robin Ritz, George Hakkila, Donna Nicolino, Dawn Cook, S.L. Johnson, Samantha McGiver, Jim Szarkowicz, Christina Hammon, Joshua Burkett, Mariclare Cole, Amanda Dawn, Jason Borga, Kenneth Saintonge, Nick Scavetta, and Josh Young; with more still to be announced.
Live music at the December 13th opening reception provided Sam Moss. The Meteorological Society, Electric Dawn, and George Hakkila. All of the musicians, with the exception of Sam Moss, will also have artwork in the 'CHAOS and JOY' exhibition.
Sam Moss: Critics have good things to say about Sam's guitar, fiddle, and banjo playing. “I’m stunned by the raw talent of younger performers like Daniel Bachman and Sam Moss.”- Lars Gotrich, NPR
The Meteorological Society: Josh Young makes his long-awaited return to Willimantic Records with a mixture of tape loops, records, and keyboards.
Electric Dawn: singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist; has led Willimantic's own Shrinnirs (formerly known as the Bimbo Shrineheads) since the mid-1980s.
George Hakkila: "alternative pop noise folk jangle" influenced by Devo, Captain Beefheart, Minutemen, Volcano Suns, the Girls, and Neil Young.
Admission is free.