Saturday, July 2, 2011

July already!!??

dear artists! Theoria will be closed the first week of July for the holidays, but we will open again around the 8th, so that June artists may pick up their work and July artists may come and set up shop. Hope you all have a lovely 4th of July!!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

We're moving!!

So, we are moving! to a better and bigger location in July! If you see any lovely places to rent (we've been looking at old abandoned gas stations) we want to know about them!

We will also be hosting a huge fundraiser party to help us break even, contact us if you want to play or perform.

I hope all your days are lovely, I will be out of town this week showing my little sister all the wonders of the Oregon Coast and camping in the NorthWest. We are still open, led by wonderful volunteers, and will be open till we move around July 17th.

Love live 

Thursday, June 9, 2011

The Space Between Words lecture...

Well, more of an open discussion... What do you think of the space between words? What are you when you have no thoughts? what is the experience of being without thinking?

Here are some photos from the workshop:

Come to the next workshop! it will be even moooooreee enlightening and oodles of fun! yea yea!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Fort-tastic June Art Opening!

Yey! Theorias second gallery opening was a blast! Thanks everyone who came for making awesome chalk drawings, playing in our impromptu fort, and creating lovely music. Here are some photos from the night; if you have any, or come across any other photos from that night, email it to us or show us on our FACEBOOK page :)

 At the bar... Notice Britts rockstar stare. also. do you see the turtle on the shelf? I do...
 Robby Kraft, one of the Featured Artists, holding his 'dextahydron' ok, maybe thats not what its called, but that thing spun and made beautiful fractal music.

 setting the fort up for the show
 oh snackkkkssss

 thanks Becka for bartending most of the night!
 'ze fort!

body painting by Chelsea Rose Rippel, Photography by Danny)

So, the second month open has begun! We are looking forward to all the awesome workshops scheduled for this month and getting a new batch of volunteers to help us run Theoria and make it more of a collective. 

time to reorganize the Oddities part of the shop... till the weekly update then.

Take care and share something new

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Week 1!!

Ahh, finally it is coming around to Sunday, and our first week open is coming to a close.  We are really looking for some awesome lectures and workshops to fill this months and next months calendar, so if any of you have ideas, suggestions, or know people who want to use the space, lets do it! This week we had our firsts:

Tea Ceremony: Tuesdays 4-6 pm Led by Shawn, 
     This 2 hour workshop and Informal Lecture looked at the art, history, and culture implications of tea. We used Zhuānchá Pu-erh (1), a thin brick of compressed and fermented dark tea leaves. As the informal lecture continued, more water was added and the tea continued to pour. With each serving the quality of the tea changed; beginning with rich, aged, and earthy hints, and ending with the last few cups ( about 7 servings later)  a soft, mellow, leafy tone. 

Sound Healing: Tuesdays 6-8pm Led by Sky 'Manifest Destiny': 
     Sky opened with tuning the Chakras through verbal vibrational tones. He led it through verbal sounds, such as ohm, and ahm, in a circle and created a feeling of compassion and openness. The workshop is based on non-denominational practices and is open to everyone; however, its history can be traced back to Hindu roots and hinted on by recent scientific studies regarding vibrational fields of different molecules. The Chakras(2) are a traditional Hindu practice, the word derived from a Sanskrit term referring to 'turning, wheel'. There are 7 Chakras, starting at your tailbone, known as the root chakra, and continuing to the top of your head, the crown chakra. 
     Solfeggio frequencies(3) are based more on the ancient Gregorian Chants, and they are similer, but not directly parallel, to the Hindu chants. There are varying frequencies (hertz) that are assigned to each of the chakras, and, it is suggested, that if you create that certain vibration that it will activate certain molecules in your body of a similar frequency. But, that is something to discern for yourself. 

Projects-In-Progress (4): Fridays 3-6pm Guided Conversations and Critiques with Pippa Possible
     P-I-Ps  are weekly meetings for artists, scientists, film-makers, performers, students- anyone who has a project in progress- to come and present your work (2-5 minutes long) and then receive constructive criticism and creative feedback for your work! We want to foster a feeling of openness and comfortableness wit all participants and look to push every one who come forward in their creative process.  
     Pippa, our mediator, said this about our first workshop, "First PIP WORKSHOP was terrific! Two + hours of informed and informative conversation! Very stimulating. Lots to think about. Very thought-provoking works shared. Yay! Please join us next week for the second installment! Make sure to prepare a 2-5 minute (tops) presentation of your work-in-progress!"
     Other participants stated it was, "great group of people... New, lively space and a mind-sparking concept," and a "totally intellectually and creatively kickass-fantastic!" event. Thanks all who participated this week! We cant wait to see some fresh faces next week!


(1) Pu-erh: Food Culture, Yunnan Pu'er Tea. 2010. 

(2) Chakras: Chakra Therepy. 2005. 

(3) Solfeggio Frequencies: Red Ice Creations, Forgotten in Time: Ancient Solfeggio Frequencies. 2006.