A special Lovers’ Rock listening session and exploration with Maiden Voyage and Kid Hops
Join us as Maiden Voyage celebrates their one-year anniversary and Valentine’s Day with a special listening session.
Our guest host, Kid Hops (Positive Vibrations, KEXP 90.3FM), presents a Lover’s Rock selection, including cornerstone artists Carroll Thompson, Louisa Mark, and more. He will guide us through the history and classic cuts that make up the romantic sound of this unique UK genre.
Doors will open at 6:00pm and music will start promptly at 7:00pm. At that time we ask all attendees to keep conversations hushed so everyone can focus on the music and enjoy the evening.
Event is 21+ only, limited capacity.
Cantina Sauvage will be on hand to pour wine and will have bottles available for purchase. Other beverages and light snacks courtesy of The Grocery.
Saturday, February 10th, 7 – 10:00pm Music starts at 7:00pm sharp Doors at 6:00pm
Location: The Grocery Studios 3001 21st Ave S, Seattle 98144 Beacon Hill
Maiden Voyage is a Japanese-inspired, traveling hi-fi listening experience. Our popup events focus on intentional listening to vinyl on our audiophile stereo system in a communal setting. Learn more at:
Please join us! Catch this special live performance of Briggan Krauss and Wayne Horvitz as a duo, Saturday, December 30, 2023. Show begins at 7:30pm, doors at 7:00
Alto saxophonist Briggan Krauss (NYC) and keyboardist/composer Wayne Horvitz (Seattle) have worked together in a wide variety of contexts for more than 30 years. This evening’s concert is a rare and special opportunity to hear them perform as a duo. It will be an evening of exciting, intense, and joyful improvised music. With live projected visuals by Janet Galore.
Saxophonist Briggan Krauss has been an internationally recognized key player in New York City’s creative music scene for more than twenty-five years. He connects the extreme edges of technique with the unexplored tonal possibilities of the instrument while making his work as much about shape as it is about his unique signature sound.
He has released several critically acclaimed recordings as a leader and has appeared on over fifty other recordings as a sideman. He has worked with a diverse range of artists such as John Zorn, Bill Frisell, Steven Bernstein, Wayne Horvitz, Levon Helm, Skerik, Butch Morris, Eyvind Kang, Robin Holcomb, Norah Jones, Medeski Martin and Wood, Hal Willner, Skuli Sverrisson, Jim Black, Ikue Mori, Joey Baron, Kato Hideki, Satoko Fuji, Dave Harrington, The New York Composer’s Orchestra,Elysian Fields, Iron & Wine, Fey Victor, Rufus Wainwright, Sarah Manning, Trey Anastasio, Joan Wasser, Mary Halvorsen, Jessie Harris, Bernie Worrell, Beth Fleenor, Lou Reed, Laurie Anderson, Marc Ribot, Antony, U2, and many others.
Briggan’s voice has been a part of Steven Bernstein’s iconic quartet Sexmob from its inception more than twenty-five years ago. Sexmob earned a Grammy Award nomination for their 2006 recording titled Sexotica and Briggan also recorded with guitarist Bill Frisell on his Grammy Award winning 2007 album Unspeakable.
Besides his work as a saxophonist and composer, Briggan is a guitarist and he also makes wide-ranging use of Max/MSP for digital audio and video in the areas of sound art, electronic music, and interdisciplinary performance. He is currently an adjunct professor in the Performance and Interactive Media Arts [PIMA] MFA program at Brooklyn College, NYU, and at the New Jersey Institute of Technology.
About Wayne Horvitz
Recipient of the 2019 American Prize in Orchestral Composition, composer Wayne Horvitz performs extensively throughout Europe, Japan, and North America. In addition to creating work for his own ensembles, he has created new work for The Kitchen, BAM, Seattle Symphony, Berlin Jazz, Nocco, Vienna Radio Orchestra, Centrum, and ACT among others. He has received awards from, MAP, McKnight Foundation, the NEA, Meet the Composer, and The Shifting Foundation. among others. Narrative works include pieces centered around the life of Joe Hill, the story of the Everett Massacre, and the poems of Richard Hugo. Installation work has been presented at Ft. Worden, SAM and Arizona State Museum of Art. He is the recipient of the 2016 Doris Duke Performing Artist Award.
Collaborators include Robin Holcomb, Bill Frisell, Reggie Watts, Butch Morris, Alex Guy, Ikue Mori, George Lewis, Steve Swallow, Yukio Suzuki, Billy Bang, Carla Bley, Eyvind Kang, John Zorn (Naked City etc.), Bill Irwin, Gus Van Sant, Paul Taylor, Beth Fleenor, Rinde Eckert, Yohei Saito, Barbara Earl Thomas, David Moss, Carey Perloff, Paul Taylor, Dayna Hanson, and Gus Van Sant. He has produced recordings for the WorldSaxophone Quartet, Human Feel, Fontella Bass, Marty Ehrlich, John Adams, Bill Frisell, Robin Holcomb, and Eddie Palmieri.
Fresh Mochi and The Grocery Studios once again welcome you to a combined holiday pop-up sale! Featuring handmade and handcrafted art, jewelry, wearables, baked goods, plants, cards, papercrafts, ceramics, decor, and more!
Two days only: Saturday Dec 9, 6-9pm Sunday Dec 10, 2-5pm
At Fresh Mochi – 2900 21st Ave S And across the street at The Grocery – 3001 21st Ave S
A festive and creative atmosphere with music, refreshments, and treasures awaits you. All proceeds go to the artists and sellers — support your local creative ecosystem!
Artists and sellers include:
@ Fresh Mochi
Elizabeth Jameson – Mini figures Jeff Miller – Ceramic cups kRi kRi Studios (Sunday Only) – Ceramic vases, bowls and more Lauren Grossman – Candles and jewels Marlow Harris – Fancy cookies Stephen DeWilliam – Vintage jewelry, hats, tiki and more Sonja Peterson – Ceramic creatures Suzi Jankovic – Jewelry and holiday decorations Tracey Fugami – Meditation bowls , mini journals
@ The Grocery Studios:
alexa villanueva/lexa luna studio – Ceramics, tarot decks, calendars Day Moon Press – Letterpress-printed goods and handmade book arts Debora Spencer – Paintings of powerful women Golden Repair/Luz Bratcher – gift wrap lab janet galore – Cards, mugs, t-shirts, flip books, mini-terrariums, surprises Jil Smith/Insatiable Studios – Handmade lampshades and lamps Laura Brodax/Modern Glaze – Ceramics: vases, tumblers, plates, bowls Mandy Greer/Mandy Greer Studio – Luscious elevated pom poms & weavings plantbaby – Plants from Plant.Root.Love, Bird Berry Nursery, planters from @AmyKastelin ceramics Spill The Tee – Screen printed and reverse dye shirts, glassware, and more Stefan Gruber – Shirts, zines, stickers, comics and pottery xerxes irani – Pottery that warms the heart
About the artists
alexa villanueva – lexa luna studio (Sunday only) Handmade ceramics, The Future Ancestor Tarot Deck and Companion Book, original 2024 Illustrated Moon Calendar ✨ @lexalunastudio on IG www.lexaluna.com
lexa luna studio is a workshop that offers handmade ceramics and tools to accompany you and your daily rituals: from grounding mugs to illustrated tarot decks and calendars. Created by Filipina-American artist and mother, Alexa Villanueva, this studio strives to bring gentle magic to the home and serve in your journeys of self reflection and healing.
Day Moon Press is a family owned and operated letterpress print shop, working as both custom and retail printers in Seattle for over 40 years. Founded by Maura Shapley, and now continued by her daughter Tess, in the retail arm we work primarily with antique handset type, cuts, and hand-carved wood and linoleum blocks. We make cards, broadsides, hand-bound journals, illustrative prints, and small books set letter by letter in lead type, putting old techniques and materials to new purpose.
Debora is a painter, muralist, pro photographer, and all-around exuberant maker of beauty.
Golden Repair Gift Wrap Lab – a unique and hands-on experience for individuals who want to add a special touch to their gift-giving. Say goodbye to generic wrapping paper and embrace the joy of creating your own hand painted paper with our mobile printmaking station. https://www.golden.repair/gift-wrap-lab
Golden Repair is led by Luz Bratcher. After nearly two decades of experience in the user experience design industry, Luz discovered she was less interested in making things and wanted to make spaces for people to explore art mediums while learning about their creative souls. In this post-pandemic season where it’s easy to move too fast and alone, reorienting can feel simply monumental. Art invites us to slow down and get curious as a way to process, heal, and integrate our experiences.
Laura Brodax – Modern Glaze Transferware ceramics; vases, tumblers, soap dishes, souvenir series large plates, small plates and tiny bowls www.modernglaze.com
Laura Brodax is a ceramic artist and photographer. She combines original photography, drawings and found patterns to customize stories on tile murals and porcelain wares. Inspired by antique Asian and English pottery, urban ephemera and nature’s sensitive chaos, she brings these ideas forward through transferring underglaze onto clay. Commissioned tile murals can be found in many locations in the Puget Sound Region. She operates the storefront studio and gallery Modern Glaze, located in the long fade between Greenwood and Shoreline.
Mandy has been making lush, immersive fiber installations for more than two decades. Mandy Greer Studio is her project to bring her sensibilities to the smaller immersive installation we all are making all the time — our homes. Our homes create a kind of sigil of who we are, and how we see ourselves, and our histories. Each MGS piece has its own story. But all are part of her process of seeking to get to the mythical energy of place — whether it is the layers of action and unspoken stories of graffiti walls in the city, or the deep seductive mystery of our gloomy mossy forests in the PNW, or the narratives of texture from wherever she travels.
Spill The Tee, a Seattle based small business that celebrates diversity and inclusivity in our collections. Specializing in screen printing and reverse dyeing apparel, Cristina Buenaventura crafts unique and trendy designs that reflect their Filipino/mixed heritage. Alongside apparel, they also design glassware, rainbow catchers, greeting cards, and more!
plantbaby Featuring two Seattle plant growers, Plant.Root.Love (from Ravenna) and Bird Berry Nursery (from Beacon Hill). In addition, we’ll have incredible artist made ceramic planters from @AmyKastelin ceramics (from Ballard). plantbaby.io www.instagram.com/plantbabypnw
plantbaby is a Seattle-based, sustainable plant marketplace with a mission to unlock the plant diversity in our communities by working with local growers to market their plants online with the option for delivery in the Seattle area with the care your plants deserve.
Jil Smith has been making handmade and bespoke lampshades and lighting fixtures for 30 years. Her work can be seen at the Seattle Art Museum shop. She maintains a showroom at her Greenlake workshop and sees people by appointment. Jil has a long and lovely partnership with Kristin Nelson of KriKri who makes lamp bases as well as tableware ceramics. Their collaboration has produced a series of smaller lamps perfect for gift giving this holiday season.
Stefan is an experimental animator and performance artist who creates hand-drawn, digitally finished experimental animation shorts. They are animation department founder and teacher at The Nova Animation Project and the founder of Seattle Experimental Animation Team (SEAT).
Xerxes makes things because he has to. He doesn’t really choose what he makes, it just kind of spins out of the wheel through his hands in the form of clay. Minimal is the general approach to the forms in his work with a sprinkle of mark making and typography to adorn those forms. He works a tech job during the day, lives on Bainbridge Island and is also writing this in third person so it sounds like someone wrote it for him.
janet galore is an artist and designer based on Beacon Hill, Seattle. They co-direct The Grocery Studios with their partner, demi raven, and their chihuahua, Ernesto, who sometimes art directs photo shoots.
The Grocery Studios presents an evening of music infused with storytelling. The Witness will make your heart swell and burst with their robust, joyous soul sound, while Gods of SIlicon will bend your brain into strange shapes thinking about our complex relationship with technology and the coming digital evolution. Please join us for these two entertaining, audience-connecting acts covering the past, the present, and the future of the human condition.
The Gods of Silicon use music to foretell a host of potential futures whispered to them from the digital oracles at the edge of this pocket of the multiverse. Whereas the eventual holy books of the robots will tell of magical creators made of carbon who breathed life into their binary code, Jason Puccinelli (guitar) and Jed Dunkerley (drums) sing their imagined harmonic hymns, presaged warnings, and bossanova lullabies.
For over ten years The Witness has been playing the sweet sounds of soul. A tribute to some of the greatest American music ever written. Come hear tales of wonder and woe that The Witness is joyfully burdened to share.
The Witness is: Zeke Keeble, Alex Mortland, Jeremy Lightfoot, Kaleb Kerr
Popcorn and beverages will be available. Doors at 6:00pm, show begins at 6:30.
About Tetsuo: The Iron Man
“A cyberpunk ERASERHEAD.” — Michael Weldon, THE PSYCHOTRONIC VIDEO GUIDE
TETSUO: THE IRON MAN is filmmaker Shinya Tsukamoto’s unhinged hot take on humankind’s ongoing battle with technology; literally, as a man mutates into a walking, clanking man-machine that terrorizes himself and everyone around him. Warping elements of early Cronenberg, Lynch, and Raimi into a deliriously-paced cyberpunk cocktail, TETSUO is a body horror manifesto that’s fueled by techno-erotic adrenaline and wrought iron perversion.
METAL MEN is a 30-year long sound & performance collaboration between percussionist / metal sculptor John Hawkley and physics teacher / electronic musician Eric Muhs. METAL MEN deploy motors, car parts, springs, magnets, oil cans, spikes, grinders, sending noise into electronics in search of sonic mayhem and beauty.
Guitarist Bill Horist has been making music in Seattle and beyond for nearly twenty-five years. He has appeared on more than seventy records and has performed throughout North and Central America, Europe and Japan. Bill’s varied approach to guitar has accorded him work in many genres such as rock, pop, jazz, folk and experimental music. In 2013 alone Bill headlined the Nicaragua International Jazz Festival, was invited to perform on Season Eight of America’s Got Talent and wrote and performed a score for M-Body modern dance company in Calgary, Canada. www.guitarwithbill.com
During the first half of the 2022-23 school year PEN America’s Index of School Book Bans lists 1,477 instances of individual books banned, affecting 874 unique titles, an increase of 28 percent compared to the prior six months, January – June 2022. We are witnessing a dangerous time in censorship.
Do you have a favorite piece of literature that was or is currently banned? Join us for an evening of community where we will sip, savor some bites and breathe life into some forbidden texts.
The WIlliams Project will have some pieces on site for folks to engage with but we encourage you to bring what speaks to you as an offering for the evening.
On view in the WUG windows July 22 – August 19 2023
Opening reception: Saturday July 22, 6-9:00pm Additional installation viewing and Ioleogram portraits: Aug 5 3-6:00 pm.
At The Grocery Studios, 3001 21st Ave S, Seattle 98144
Iole Alessandrini is an Italian-American artist known for her large-scale public art and groundbreaking work in Laser Plane Photography she calls Ioleography: “Iole” + “photography” – “holography”. The Grocery is proud to show a selection of Ioleograms at the WUG.
The artist will be in attendance on July 22 and August 5. A Laser Plane installation in the studio provides you with the opportunity to have your Ioleogram portrait taken, and purchase a 4”x6” print to help support Iole’s upcoming residency at the North Pole. Ioleogram images of previous exhibitions will be on view in the WUG windows and inside the studio.