So happy to have met Mikey Rioux, and Heather Perry, of The MakeSpace. They recently took this Harrisburg art building over, and are currently raising funds for this great endeavor. The building has three floors, with first being reserved for art shows (group shows, one-person shows, happening bimonthly), and concerts (about three per month). The other two floors offer artist studios; two of them are occupied, and there are four openings. If you’re planning on visiting Harrisburg in the near future, we think you should make plans to coordinate.
It was fun talking to these individuals, and learning a little bit about where they come come from. Especially discovering a new musician. Perry, a Chicago transplant, pays bills by teaching piano, and will soon be releasing an EP (band name is being created) from collaboration with musician who remains in Chicago. She plays bass and keyboards, wears a Metric t-shirt, and we share interest in CSS (Cansei de Ser Sexy) - the charming sound of Lovefoxx’s Spanish accent. Perry hopes her French will be liked in a similar way (the vegan guitar strap in photograph will help)
The Harrisburg-Lancaster connection continues. BohoZone currently has paintings by r76, and has hosted Grant Goldsworthy, Royale Blue, and Rivers in past mini-concerts. The MakeSpace Music Festival will take place at HMAC (Midtown Arts Center), from 2PM-12AM, on 10/1 (a Saturday). Some bands that I recognized: Shawan And The Wonton, Rivers, and Lower Dens. Tickets are $20, and all proceeds benefit this great gallery. There’s also a nearby black-box theater called The Field, with some interesting things going on, I think.
Interested in writing for our blog, being featured as a painter, or musician? We have openings.