Monday, June 22, 2009

two fringe festival plays

somehow, i'm still not quite clear on the details, some friends convinced me to work on two Capital Fringe Festival Shows.
here are the details:

"Pepe! The Mail Order Monkey Musical" is a 50-minute Broadway-style musical based on an infamous true tale told by renowned glass artist Tim Tate -- in the spring of 1968, two young brothers test suburban conventions when they order a live monkey from an ad they saw in a comic book.

TICKETS, information on the show, video and photos of rehearsal -- and soon -- a song clip -- are available online at

Dates for performanes are:

-- Wednesday July 15 @ 9:30pm (special guest TV legend, Dick Dyszel)
-- Saturday July 18 @ 5:30pm (special guest Dick Dyszel)
-- Wednesday July 22 @ 5:45pm (special guest story originator, Tim Tate)
-- Friday July 24 @ 10:30pm (special guest Top Chef, Carla Hall)
-- Saturday July 25 @ 8:00pm (special guest Tim Tate)

Tickets are only $15 each.
All ticket holders for the Capital Fringe Festival are required to show the door usher a "Fringe Button." The money raised from the sales of the $5 buttons are given directly back to the artists. Wearing the button throughout the year gets you discounts are various restaurants, shops and theaters. These buttons are available for sale at the Fringe Box Office at 601 New York Avenue, NW.

Performances are at a venue called "The Mount" -- the Mount Vernon United Methodist Church at 900 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington DC 20001
The church is located at the corners of 9th Street, Massachusetts Avenue and K Street, NW, and is 3 blocks north of Gallery Place Metro. There is street parking, and the old convention center parking lot is a block away.

The Tactile Dinner


a synæsthetic experience in seven-courses inspired by the Futurists
adapted and directed by Carmen C. Wong

Marking the 100th anniversary of Futurism, banished? productions cordially invites everyone to celebrate the passĂ©-ist glory of Futurist degustation: a tactile seven-course “meal” of gastronomic revolution! Pasta Prohibited!

R.S.V.P. or food-related concerns to

Course 1: Polyrhythmic Salad
Course 2: Aural Sensations
Course 3: Aerofood
Course 4: Magic Food
Course 5: Visual Nutrients
Course 6: Totalrice
Course 7: Tactile Vegetable Garden

Playing as part of the 2009 Capital Fringe Festival at
The Arthur S. Flemming Center (1426 9th St. NW, map)

Sat 07/11: 7p, 9:15p
Sun 07/12: 3p, 6:15p, 8:15p
Mon 07/13: 7:30p
Sun 07/19: 4p, 7:30p

$15 with $5 suggested gratuity. Advance tickets on sale June 22 at the Capital Fringe Festival Box Office at 607 New York Ave NW, by phone toll-free at 1-866-811-4111, or online at All major credit cards accepted. Tickets may also be purchased with cash only at the door one hour prior to scheduled performance times.

For more info, call 443-803-1163 or email

Banished? Productions

Both shows would be thrilled to receive donations as well.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Sculptural Glass Tours at Artomatic

Sean Hennessey and Cheryl Derricotte and other sculptors at the Washington Glass School will be giving tours of select glass sculpture at Artomatic every Sunday in June. Meet in the lobby by 2 PM, if interested.
washington glass school @ AOM tour

Join a glass art tour of Artomatic!
Hosted by members of the Washington Glass School, these informative tour guides will lead you directly to all the great glass on exhibit this year! Ever wonder how a piece of glass art was made or what was the artist's motivation? This is your chance to ask and learn. All tours leave from the lobby of Artomatic. Wear comfortable walking shoes and join in the fun!

Tours Dates/Times/Guides:

JUNE 2009

Sunday, June 14 @ 2pm, Sean Hennessey, Cheryl Derricotte and Syl Mathis
Sunday, June 21 @ 2pm, Sean Hennessey, Cheryl Derricotte and Anne Plant
Sunday, June 28 @ 2pm, Sean Hennessey, Cheryl Derricotte and Jim Manning

55 M Street SE
Washington DC

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Residency at Strathmore

Based on its successful Artist in Residence program for musicians, Strathmore is starting a Fine Artist in Residence program in 2009-2010 to support and foster the artistic development of promising local emerging artists near the college or graduate level. 2 selected artists will work under the guidance of Strathmore education and fine art staff and professional artist and program mentor Alfredo Ratinoff.

Emerging artists would be expected to:
• Attend all workshops, professional development, lecture/demonstrations and the opening session for the program.
• Meet at least twice with their mentor
• Create a new work of art that would be exhibited at Strathmore during their residency
• Develop an education program that can be utilized by Strathmore Education and offered to one of our partner schools or low income groups
• Be present on one Wednesday evening to talk about their art before a public Artist in Residence concert (like a mini talk and tour), or participate in a Saturday Talk and Tour
• Work with Alfredo to create a commemorative tile that can be gifted to future and potential supporters of the program

Emerging artists will receive:
• A small stipend for materials to support the creation of a new work
• A group exhibition in the Strathmore Mansion featuring artwork of each mentor and emerging artist
• The opportunity to have 1 work of art on view at Strathmore during their residency. This work can be changed as often as once per week.
• The option to attend an additional fine art workshop at Strathmore

How to Apply:
Please submit a proposal that includes a resume, artist statement, work sample (CD, DVD, or digital images, no more than 20 pieces) and an 18 month exhibition history.

All materials should be sent to:
Local Artist Proposal
5301 Tuckerman Lane
North Bethesda, MD 20852-3385

Sunday, June 07, 2009

washington glass school tours Artomatic at 2 PM today

Cheryl Dericote and I will be giving tours of select glass sculpture and objects at Artomatic today.

Meet in the Lobby of 55 M Street SE by 2 PM

Friday, June 05, 2009

Both Shores

Both Shores
Originally uploaded by Scenic Artisan
this is one of my new pieces "Both Shores" now on view at Artomatic 2009

I'm very excited about this new series and i hope you get a chance to check it out in person.