Sunday, November 20, 2011

Mitsu Sundvall : On Being Japanese In Post War America [182]

Mitsu Sundvall talks about her childhood as a young Japanese in the United States and the anti-Japanese sentiment through the prism of a best friend who saw through the then-prevalent prejudice rampant in post-War America.   She reads at A Book About Death Seattle on November 19, 2001.

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Friday, November 18, 2011


The A Book About Death exhibition opened in Seattle on 11.11.11 to a big crowd and the iconic sounds of The Grateful Dead, thanks to both curator Kathleen McHugh and gallery owner Almendra Sandoval.

Jacques Migeon and his group The Tangletown String Band, played a full set of Grateful Dead music and folks came in and out looking at the work and enjoying this, the 25th exhibition of the project.

More than 110 works were received by the gallery and on Saturday November 19, 2011 (beginning at 5 PM local time), about a half dozen films and videos will be shown in the gallery along with a reading and literary event with Herb Sundvall

About the opening, Kathleen (pictured right, with Herb Sundvall and friend) writes: "On the night of the opening a group of people came in because they saw a flyer on a telephone pole. They were familiar with A Book About Death and had wanted it to come to Seattle. Many people in the crowd came down from Victoria, British Columbia thanks to Dame Mailarta and her friend "Snappy." They spent a couple of nights in Seattle and brought both friends and strangers they had met to the show. They are writing and talking about the show in Victoria now. It was a great suprise.  All in all a great evening."

You can see about 60 images from the show here: ABAD SEATTLE PHOTO ALBUM.

Friday, November 11, 2011


Hours before the opening of ABAD Seattle, curated by Kathleen McHugh, the walls are up and the show is readying to open its doors. 

Details:  Opening –  Friday, November 11, from 6 pm - 2 am at the Almendra Sandoval QUETZALCOATL GALLERY 3209 Beacon Ave S Seattle, Washington 98144.

The exhibition will close with a reception on December 10, from 6 pm -2 am.  For more information see the web site:

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Friday, November 4, 2011


Jacques Migeon and his Tangletown String Band will open the ABAD Seattle exhibition with a full set of music from The Grateful Dead.  The Tangletown String Band is a Seattle musical staple.  "We are extremely pleased to be part of this worldwide exhibition and contribute a musical component to this current chapter of the show," says Migeon, a Seattle local.

The Tangletown String Band is a collection of passionate musicians with good day jobs which they have no intention of abandoning. "We emerged from the basement practice room a couple of years ago and now have a couple of sets of tunes drawing equally from "Old Time" Music, Bluegrass, Alternative Country, and a handful of originals that could easily fall in the aforementioned genres.," says Migeon.

Tangletown has been seen playing at variety of Americana music events around Seattle for years.  "We have been heard to say, with pride, 'I’m with the band' or 'I have rehearsal tonight,'" says Jacques.  "Mostly however, we just love to make music with our friends and share that with whomever we can.  At full strength, the band has seven members with Jacques and George on guitar, Karen on fiddle, Peter on Mandolin, David on Bass, John on Banjo, and Mary on vocals and back-up bass.  A veritable forest of microphones can be found on stage as all of us like to sing creating very rich harmonies."

See videos, listen to their music on their website: Tangletown String Band

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Ira Schneider's 11.11.11. [178]

ABAD artist Ira Schneider opens his 11.11.11 on 11.11.11. 

Ira Schneider is an American artist living and working in Berlin.  He has a long history with the Emily Harvey Foundation.

WHEN: Opening / Vernissage 11.11.2011, 8pm/20h –  Exhibition/Ausstellung 11.11. bis 23.11.2011

WHERE: Prima Center Biesentalerstr. 24 13359 Berlin, Germany.

Ira Schneider: