Projects

February 20, 2010

Small Groups. Small Projects. Big Imaginations.

Every few months or so, The Heroes hold a workshop, in which a friend or board member leads us in some creative exercise. Open to the public and aimed at getting the creative juices going, these introductory workshops build camaraderie and introduce participants to new ways of making art in a friendly setting.

August 18, 2012

Three short films about making ends meet

Grab a picnic blanket and join The Heroes for the first screening of three short films about the “new” American poor: Nathan Bean’s original drama follows a young romance that begins in the DSHS food stamp office; Bond Huberman examines the changing face of her childhood home in Houston; and Chris Policheri animates his vision of Stevie Wonder's “Village Ghetto Land.” The films will be preceded by a festive BBQ, complete with live music, refreshments and good company. BYOB!* Suggested donation is $5**. Films begin promptly at dusk.
*Or not. We'll have some on hand, too.

June 10, 2011 to June 12, 2011

The Sonata Undressed

Formal Inquiry is what happened when one composer, three poets, and three visual artists worked within and against centuries old structures. Visual art that translated music to color. Sonnets from the last seven hundred years collaged in sonata form. The world premier of new chamber music. For Formal Inquiry artists collaborated to create sonatas in three different mediums: a chamber work for piano, violin and cello; sonnet sequences; and three series of visual pieces.

May 5, 2011, May 7, 2011

The Cabaret Reimagined

Barnstorm was inspired by dada-style cabarets, which were casual affairs staged in smoke-filled bars.

These functions had no seating assignments, no programs and, to some extent, no rules.
So when you came, you came on your own terms–for 15 minutes or 5 hours.
You could sit captivated in the front row, or stand and talk at the bar.

To help encourage the decidedly un-Seattle-like patron behavior this begs, we did not publish a formal schedule. We simply opened our doors from 6pm to 2am for 3 nights.

The rest was between the artists and you.

January 22, 2011

Small Groups. Small Projects. Big Imaginations.

Every few months or so, The Heroes hold a workshop, in which a friend or board member leads us in some creative exercise. Open to the public and aimed at getting the creative juices going, these introductory workshops build camaraderie and introduce participants to new ways of making art in a friendly setting.

This time around Alexis showed us how to sketch, carve and gouge our own lino-cut stamps and then let us print cards and the like. The results were surprising and fun!

October 23, 2010

The Fashion of Conflict Resolution

Versus is a fashion performance that involves and celebrates the entire artist community. The show features fashion designers who have partnered with artists outside of the fashion medium to present their original outfits and costumes.

July 24, 2010

Small Groups. Small Projects. Big Imaginations.

Every few months or so, The Heroes hold a workshop, in which a friend or board member leads us in some creative exercise. Open to the public and aimed at getting the creative juices going, these introductory workshops build camaraderie and introduce participants to new ways of making art in a friendly setting. We've found it's a good way to make time to just have fun and be silly together - to help balance the stress that being in an arts organization can sometimes cause.

May 15, 2010

Small Groups. Small Projects. Big Imaginations.

Every few months or so, The Heroes hold a workshop, in which a friend or board member leads us in some creative exercise. Open to the public and aimed at getting the creative juices going, these introductory workshops build camaraderie and introduce participants to new ways of making art in a friendly setting.

This time, Lauren Williams taught participants a few basic hip-hop moves culminating in a fun dance sequence.

April 24, 2010

20 Vacuums.
4 Plays.
1 Night.

The Vacuum Project was a presentation of marathon theatre featuring, you guessed it, vacuums. With one day to block, rehearse, and perform four ten-minute plays, The Vacuum Project ran Saturday, April 17, 2010 at Freehold Theater. The writers and directors hailed from cities across the country, including Seattle (of course), Chicago, New York and Montana.

November 10, 2009, November 11, 2009

A Series of Unlikelihoods

Or, readings and performances by writers, non-writers and others you might not expect.

Seattle sometimes feels like a city of transplants. Natives are few and far between, especially in the arts world. The theme of this reading asked participants (some native to the art of writing, some not) to consider how they related to place, both locally and beyond. Am I Texan because I was born and raised there? Am I a Seattleite because I live here now? In what ways am I both? In what ways am I neither?

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