Our friend Sean Christensen put together a new art show to hang at Guapo called "Ghostwood Forest - a Twin Peaks Themed Art Show." It was such a great idea for a show that I worked extra hard on it. Sean invited all the artists but he and I wrote the press release together. I usually don't even bother doing a press release for our shows but this was such a commercial idea I decided to put in the extra effort. And it really paid off! We got listed in last Friday's A&E in the Oregonian and then that listing was reprinted in this week's Oregonian This Week--the free version of the paper they deliver to everyone's house. Best of all, the listing is on the FRONT PAGE. Here's the on-line version of the listing.
I also spent several days repairing the Guapo art wall in time for the show--I had to patch around 60 holes, then sand, paint, and repaint. It's going to look extra nice though. So far, I've seen pieces by Aron Steinke, Chris Cilla, and Cameron Stewart and they're all fantastic.
Here's the poster Sean made, featuring art by him and Amy Kuttab, and below is the press release we wrote.
SUBJECT: Ghostwood Forest: a Twin Peaks themed Art Show
WHERE: Guapo Comics & Coffee 6350 SE Foster Rd, Portland OR
WHEN: Friday, October 29th. Opening reception at 7pm. There will be a screen projection of the feature length Twin Peaks Pilot Episode at 9pm.
October--that magic month of costumes and candy, uneasy walks, and late night fear is upon us. The oncoming cold and colorful fall leaves blowing through the air evoke thoughts of death and rebirth, of the layers of the world, and the secrets behind everything, how the world has many disguises as do the people in it. The spreading darkness and growing damp is part of the soul of the Northwest. Nothing better evokes this sense of thrilling mystery, eerie magic, and melancholy abandon than that great, iconic TV show of the Pacific Northwest, David Lynch and Mark Frost's Twin Peaks; Agent Dale Cooper and his need for a "damn fine cup o' coffee," sultry Audrey Horne, the Log Lady, and a murdered homecoming queen. It's a TV series that exudes all of the colors, smells, mythos and wondrous alien forests of our little corner of the world.
Guapo Comics has gathered together some of the Northwest's best and brightest cartoonists and artists to celebrate Twin Peaks and its intensity, fear, joy, and humor in an art show.
The Ghostwood Forest show features new pieces by Sean Christenson, Chris Cilla, Jason Fischer, Julia Gfrorer, John Isaacson, Amy Kuttab, Aron Nels Steinke, Emily Nilsson, Daria Tessler, Dylan Williams, and many more amazing artists. Ghostwood Forest debuts Friday, October 29th at 7pm. Free themed snacks and drinks will be available. At 9pm, the feature length Twin Peaks Pilot Episode will be screened.