Writing a quick update before I head to Helsinki before getting my flight to Prague to perform at BRUTAL ASSAULT FESTIVAL on Saturday!
I am happy to announce that just last week my friend from here Anni and I signed a contract to move into a new studio space which will be very advantageous as the summer draws to a close and painting on my balcony becomes more difficult with the passing, sometime severe, Finnish seasons.
Amazingly enough, in connection with our studio space, we also have a cellar space which we will utilize for some events and workshops, also film screenings. We plan to have the first of our new organization -MENTALFEST - parties and all day event there SEPTEMBER 22nd.
here is a bit about the fest.....
"Mentalfest is an organization for artists from every genre to connect and introduce their work with a concentration on Mental Health and how it intersects with the Creative Process. We seek to promote and exchange their aspirations, to experience a light in a dark tunnel.We serve to stand for the liberation and enlightenment of all artistic movements, pursuit, outbursts, manias and whispers.
Join us in a unique space whether performer or observer and anything in between. As we all have experienced our own anxieties, pressures, depressions, manic waves - even to the point of total psychosis.
We at Mentalfest feel now it's the time to regroup, re-educate and even retaliate whilst bringing a new positive light to all of your creations.Moving into the autumn, let us gather once in space and time where anything goes at the first of our local events here in Kuopio.
Respect each other. Create. Friends and family welcome. Make some connections - you are not alone."
Stay tuned for more on this... with upcoming schedule, flyers and more!