The Black Dot Museum of Political Art will be at Northern in Olympia, Washington for the second time since 2010, featuring art by members of the rock duo Mecca Normal.
Jean Smith’s new paintings includes a “Pussy Riot” series and artwork by a character from her recently completed novel called The Black Dot Museum of Political Art about a narcissist who attempts to prevent an environmentally destructive coal mine from opening off British Columbia’s pristine coast.
Saturday, September 1, 2012 – opening reception for The Black Dot Museum of Political Art at Northern: the Olympia All Ages Project. Artists in attendance 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Free. The month-long art exhibition leads into a west coast tour in October that starts in Olympia.
Saturday, October 6, 2012 – Timberland Library. David Lester presents The Listener graphic novel – a tale of complacency, art, power and murder (Arbeiter Ring Publishing, 2011). The Listener was a finalist for a ForeWord Reviews’ 2011 Book of The Year Award in the graphic novel category. Mecca Normal will perform new material from Jean Smith’s two recently completed novels, The Black Dot Museum of Political Art and Obliterating History – a guitar-making mystery, domination & submission in a small town garage.
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Exhibition details: opening 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Saturday, September 1 to Friday, September 30, 2012
Northern: the Olympia All Ages Project 414 ½ Legion Way, Olympia, WA 98501 Gallery Hours: most Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. or by appointment gallery@NorthernOlympia.org
The Black Dot Museum of Political Art functions online with touring exhibits of political art.
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Vancouver – Saturday, September 8, Waldorf, Mecca Normal opens for Chain & the Gang.
Olympia – Saturday, September 1, Northern: the Olympia All Ages Project 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Opening Reception for The Black Dot Museum of Political Art a month-long exhibition of art by David Lester, Jean Smith
Vancouver – Sunday, September 30, Public Library Mecca Normal at Word On The Street, presented by CUPE Local 391
October Tour on the West Coast
West Coast Tour Jean Smith and David Lester will be reading from their books, presenting classroom and library events and Mecca Normal will be playing shows.
Olympia – Saturday, October 6, Timberland Library Performance event: The Listener graphic novel by David Lester – Mecca Normal guitar-player turned author-illustrator. Jean Smith talks about her new novel, Obliterating History – a guitar-making mystery, domination & submission in a small town garage. Mecca Normal performs.
Portland – Sunday, October 7, Interstate Firehouse Cultural Center
Salem – Monday, October 8, Willamette University “How Art & Music Can Change the World”
San Francisco – Wednesday, October 10, SF Public Library Jean Smith and David Lester will both be reading at LitQuake Radar Reading Series.
San Francisco – Wednesday, October 10, Cafe Du Nord Mecca Normal (9:30) opens for The Corin Tucker Band.
LA – Sunday, October 14, HRLA Mecca Normal performance
LA – Monday, October 15, Loyola Marymount University “How Art & Music Can Change the World”
Olympia – Friday, October 19, Evergreen State College “How Art & Music Can Change the World”