OP-tic Experimental Artspace Hosts Japan Benefit on Friday
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There will be a ton of visual art and performance to see tomorrow during First Friday (stay tuned for our Field Guide), including OP-tic's Japan benefit art/sound show.
The relatively new experimental artspace, owned by local sculptor/performance artist David Therrien, will host the Phoenix Radiation Experiment 1.0, as well as visual artwork by Yuko Yabuki and Margaret Bruning in a special "after-hours" exhibition.
"Phoenix Rising" by Yuko Yabuki
During the show, which starts at 10:10 p.m., Therrien, interface-artist Yves AMU Klein, and electro-machine analog musicians, Elektrobahn, will create a live (and notably bizarre) soundtrack for the original 1954 Godzilla film using noise input from a radiation monitoring system that will be measuring local atmospheric radiation levels in real time.
The space's walls will feature "Heaven, Hell, and the Earth", a series of large-scale paintings by Yabuki, who's originally from Fukushima Prefecture, and a participatory art installation by Margaret Bruning. Bruning says her piece will invite the community to write genuine messages and responses to the ongoing turmoil in Japan.
The All-Star Comedy Explosion
TicketsSat., Apr. 15, 8:00pm
An American in Paris
TicketsTue., Apr. 18, 7:30pm
Rancho Solano Preparatory School: Fiddler on the Roof Jr.
TicketsThu., Apr. 27, 7:00pm
Beauty and the Beast by Ballet Etudes
TicketsSat., Apr. 29, 2:00pm
Thunder From Down Under
TicketsThu., May. 4, 8:00pm
OP-tic, at 333 E. McKinley Street, will open at 10:10 p.m. with a $10 sliding scale donation. Beverages and appetizers will be provided by local chef Mario Etsitty.
For more information, visit the OP-tic website.
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