I am doing an art show with the wonderful Hot Art Wet City gallery. This is a show I’ve dreamed about doing for a decade and it’s finally happening!
Here are the show details and the call for submissions from H.A.W.C.
August 7-10, 2013
OPENING RECEPTION: Wednesday August 7 from 7-11pm
OTHER EVENTS TBA
2206 Main Street, Vancouver
Sara Bynoe hosts an art show of embarrassing art by adults made when they were teenagers. Inspired by Teen Angst Night and her book Teen Angst: A Celebration of Really Bad Poetry, this show features pieces of art (sketches, paintings, sculpture, etc) created between the ages of 10-18. The show highlights the stories behind the work and the angst that went into them. Teenage Wasteland includes an audio tour with background interviews with the artists and live performances related to the work throughout the week.
Call for Submissions
We want your angsty and embarrassing art for “Teenage Wasteland.” We’re not interested in your photo-realist painting of a swan, we’re looking for angsty and expressive teenage art.
- The work must have been created by you when you were a teenager (aged 10-18) and you must be over 21 years old to submit
- You should be embarrassed of the work now
- You must be willing (and available) to talk about your piece in July for audio tour recording and potentially in front of a live audience at the show in August
Please email a JPG of your piece to email@example.com along with some background information about the piece: why do you still have it, how old were you when you created it, how do you feel about it now, what’s the story behind the work, etc. This is a juried show. Artists selected to participate will be notified after the deadline. Submission deadline: Wednesday July 4, 2013 at 12pm
I am. So is this cat.
You know what will make you feel better? Laughing. Good thing tonight is Say Wha?! Readings of Deliciously Rotten Writing.
From 8-10pm at the Cottage Bistro, I will make you laugh so will Briana Rayner, Lee Ane Kepel, Stu Popp and Devon Lougheed. It’s $5-10 and we work on a sliding scale.
Facebook event page.
The weather this week has been fantastic. The cherry blossoms are out and my street looks beautifully pink. I’m riding my bike to work and loving my commute! (No unicycles seen so far).
It’s times like this I’m so glad I live in Vancouver.
NEXT SHOW: Wednesday, May 29
Somewhere in the back of your closet gathering dust and turning yellow with age is comedic gold. Those old journals, poems, and essays you wrote as a teenager when you thought you could do no wrong, would probably make you cringe at your former feelings if you were to read them today. Now, imagine sharing them in front of an audience. That’s exactly what happens at Teen Angst.
Teen Angst Night is an open mic comedic reading series where everyday people read from their embarrassing old journals, poems, songs, essays (and more). So, get digging through your old notebooks and find some gems!
You can share anything (poetry, songs, letters, journals, diaries, essays, stories, plays, lists, etc) so long as it follows these rules:
1- The work must be your own.
2- You must have written it between the ages of 10-19.
3- It’s best if the work is at least 4 years old.
4- If you cringe while reading it- it’s worth sharing! The more embarrassing the better!
Wednesday, May 29
Cottage Bistro – 4470 Main Street
Tickets:$5-10 at the door
Readers signed up:
1. Reese McBeth
2. Julianne Hoyak
3. Carmen Loncar
4. Bonnie Quan Symons
5. Jen Sungshine
6. Logan Trudeau
7. Chris Norris-Jones
8. Andrea Matchullis
READER LIST IS FULL!
If you want to sign up for the back up readers list to read on May 29 email sarabynoe(at)gmail.com with the subject TEEN ANGST NIGHT.
If this list gets really full another Teen Angst Night will be scheduled in June.
Facebook Event Page
Thanks to everyone who has downloaded the podcast and subscribed on iTunes! It really means a lot to me.
Two episodes are up. One with a reading by me and the other is from the always funny Chip Ellis. Go and listen today!
I still have no idea what I’m doing. I’m trying to get this off the ground. I think I’m waiting for iTunes to accept it, which might take a few days.
In the meanwhile, you can listen to the podcast HERE.
If you have an Android device you can subscribe via RSS HERE - I think.
Get the April edition of Disorder Magazine for the paper version of this interview with me. Or check out their handy dandy PDF version.
Note: This article seems to imply that I started Dance Dance Party Party, I did not. It was started in 2007 in NYC. I started the Vancouver Chapter in 2008.