WEST. a group art show featuring Jimmy Descant’s Western Futurism
& Friends of the Jailhouse.
Art Opening Party - Friday March 20th - 5pm til late
We really look forward to this.. and to walking into Spring with you. Things that come up in consideration of the direction West... to seek, to discover, to pioneer.
It's not to late, as an artist, to join the show! Connect with Brynn Ronning or
Jimmy Descant. Fillin' up the Jail with interpretations of the direction on March 14th.
Jimmy Descant (Salida, CO), Brynn Ronning (Buena Vista, CO), Curtis Kilhorn (Salida, CO), Brinkley Nelson Messick (Salida, CO), Mark ‘Eyeball’ Kneeskern (is everywhere), Elizabeth Battaglia (Buena Vista, CO)
Frank Gurney (Salida, CO), Emily Spires (Buena Vista, CO), Will Steed (Buena Vista, CO), Bill Mehaffey (Buena Vista, CO), Laura Metz (Buena Vista, CO), Ashley Ahlene (Buena Vista, CO), Laura Goldhamer (Buena Vista/Denver CO), Grace Benson (Buena Vista, CO), Eddie Sandoval (Buena Vista, CO), Mariah Sutherland (Salida, CO), Angela Kuepper (Buena Vista, CO), Michelle Wayland (Buena Vista, CO), Robin Ziperman (Buena Vista, CO), Nora Larimer (Buena Vista, CO), Beth Johnston Grimes (Salida, CO)
Jody Silkey (Buena Vista, CO), Paul DeHaven (Evergreen, CO), Joe Bob Merritt (Gunnison, CO), Andrea Pliner (Denver, CO), Nora Larimer (Buena Vista, CO), Tom Varani (Denver, CO), Michelle Christiance (Denver, CO), Rob Readmond (Monte Vista, CO), Gae Sharp Richardson (Nathrop, CO/ Marion, Iowa), Leah Cerise (Montrose, CO), Jimbino Vegan (New Orleans, LA), Nathan Rivera (New Orleans, LA)
SPIRITS OF THE RED CITY AT
doors/7 . music/8
Dear friends, this will be the dreamiest of all music parties.
Please welcome back Spirits of the Red City (have formerly performed at Spiral Bound Music Series) with Stelth Uvlang of The Lumineers and the oh-so-so-so-lovely Taylor Ross. The gallery hosts West. the SPRING group ART show.. featuring Jimmy Descant's Western Futurism & Friends of the Jailhouse.
Call the music time-weathered folk or strewn remnants of Americana or something else entirely. Here is what you will hear: Opaque lyrics, at once lonely and longing and hopeful and weary and love-strewn, given breath with explorative structure and melody, and supported by an ensemble of guitar, string bass, cello, viola, drums and found percussion, banjos, accordions, horn, mandolin, and vocal harmonies.
Spirits of the Red City describe themselves as a collective of friends and wandering musicians led by Will Garrison. Dense with musical and cultural influences, which span traditional ballads, folk and classical music to avant-garde jazz, the band pulls the best qualities from genres that perhaps don't normally overlap. Garrison writes his music with a sincere desire to speak to the listener, to share the joy and sadness in life. Spirits work together to create the orchestrations and strive to perform with their one soul that is 'community.' The 'Red City' might be defined as wherever the spirits of the musicians and the spirit of the listener come together, or any definition that the listener finds meaningful. Spirits' second full-length album, Jula, was recorded at La La Land, Kevin Ratterman's Louisville studio, and was released on September 24, 2013, by Denver-based Collectible Records.
"(Spirits of the Red City) plays with the airy intimacy and elegance of a minimalist duo, with wistful themes and relatively spare orchestrations: a simple cello line, a gently strummed guitar or a lonely fiddle. Spirits of the Red City singer Will Garrison has a whiskey-soaked voice that's a little weary but full of honesty and passion." - Robin Hilton of NPR’s Second Stage
Visit the Gallery
414 E. Main . Buena Vista, CO
Jailhouse Artists are at
work & invite you to visit.
Whatever you artistic
endeavor, the studios are available for rent by the day, week, or month.
Please fill out a
Studio Application Form
with your interest.
We are hand-selling tickets in advance.. they will go fast because the lil' old jail only holds so many lovelies. Come find Brynn at The Asian Palate (328 E Main, Buena Vista) THURS/FRI from 11-2 and at the Jailhouse (414 E Main) SAT from 11-4 to buy your tickets ($10 each). Can't wait to enjoy this evening of art & music making together.