Thursday, September 22, 2016

Press Release for TITUS ANDRONICUS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Shakespeare’s Titus Andronicus - 
a 21st century adaptation

In a world where forgiveness, grace, and patience in seeking truth are lost; Chaos, revenge,  blind justice and cruelty have no limits. 

Join us for an evening unique performance of live theatre with Shakespeare's brutally controversial play, TITUS. Cup-A-Jo Productions and Kim Barry Studio bring Shakespeare into the 21st century by blending performance art, an original live rock score created by Michael Kolczynski, and an interactive stage within the pop up summer studio, art installations, and gardens, SixTHreeFouR.  

Why Titus? Why more violence in today's climate where we can't read our Facebook feed or turn on the news without one more seemingly senseless act? Because Titus is not about violence it is about vengeance, it is about the mistaken acceptance that retribution is justice, and it is about the foundational and often forgotten truth that we always, always have a choice... and without us taking responsibility for that choice, without choosing against our baser evils, we are doomed to repeat that violence. Where there is a choice for vengeance, there is always a choice for grace, for forgiveness, for love. With our production of Titus, we want to unflinchingly show the responsibility of choice and the weight that choice carries. There is much evil in the world, but the slyest comes in the form of mistaken justice. And we can't show the virtue of grace... without the horror of vengeance. Forgive us.” - Joanna Lowe, Director

Featuring an incredible cast:
Brett Sullivan Santry as Titus 
Chuck Beikert as his loving brother Marcus 
Jessie Goodman as his beautiful daughter Lavinia
Chris Morriss as his militant son Lucius
Jill Bradshaw as his innocent grandson
Samantha A. Camp as the vengeful queen Tamora
Andy Hickly and Connor McNelis as her demented sons, Demetrius and Chiron
Christopher S Collier as her sadistic lover Aaron 
Everett Lowe as the emperor Saturninus
Bruce Story-Camp as Bassianus and more
Joanna Getting as the Nurse and more
Tonya Lynn as the Clown and more
Cup-A-Jo Productions was formed by performance artist and poet, Joanna Lowe. Based in Pittsburgh, PA, Lowe captivates audiences through original performances and staged theater productions. Her interpretation of Shakespeare's Titus Andronicus converges classic myth of the ages with truths, and half-truths of today.

Kim Barry founded pop up creative studios Suite 106 in Florida, West Eleven in Los Angeles, and most recently SixTHreeFouR in Pittsburgh, PA. Within her various spaces, she creates interactive environments that include paintings, sculptures, music, movement and installations. Her pieces connect inner myths and symbolism to our seemingly disconnected outer world. For, Titus Andronicus, she creates blurred spacial lines and timeless interactions for the performers and the audience. 

SixTHreeFouR is the summer pop up studio of artist, Kim Barry, located in East Liberty. Set within her family's property, it plays upon the shadows of 5 familial generations, historic structures, nature, and art installation. Within the space, she creates an experimental platform for her and invited creative guests to share intimate happenings with the community.

Performance Dates
Sept 30 -opening night , Oct.1, Oct. 6 & Oct 7 
Gate opens at 7:30pm 
Performance begins at 8pm
$20 tickets available at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/titus-andronicus-tickets-26393441494 OR FB www.facebook.com/sixthreefour
  
Bring your favorite outdoor travel chair, blankets, personal snacks, and drinks 


Due to the graphic violence (including sexual) content and mature subject matter, not for children under 18 and are restricted or those with easily triggered PTSD. Please advice.


Thursday, September 1, 2016

The Westerlies at SixTHreeFouR

The Westerlies at SixTHreeFouR: on OcT 2 2016 The Westerlies come for their premier visit to the studio and this is one not to be missed....50 Dinner & Concert DONATION 7pm (RSVP reqd)20 Concert Only 15 Student ID gates open 8pmThe

TITUS ANDRONICUS

TITUS ANDRONICUS: Join us for an evening unique performance of live theatre with Shakespeares brutally controversial play TITUS. Cup-A-Jo Productions and Kim Barry Studio bring Shakespeare into the 21st century by blen

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

"Women and Socially Conscious Art" --- Art & Inspiration Intl.

Art & Inspiration Intl with William Rock will be meeting this Thursday at 7pm at the Shaler Library. I have been invited to speak for
part of the evening on the topic, "Women and Socially Conscious Art." This is a deeply layered issue. How does socially conscious art shape the perspectives from the artist to the audience? Is it just as powerful or more as a perspective filter to an individual's career to be accepted, understood, and succeed as is personal perspective in the face of society and technique in communicating what is
seen by the individual? Expect a surprise perspective or two. Hope to see some friendly faces in the room and look forward to it. This is a great Arts Forum. Here is a bit from my last visit. Thank you for having me, again. Look forward to it.


http://artandinspiration.podbean.com/e/kim-barry-on-art-and-inspiration-with-william-rock/

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Up Next at SixTHreeFouR









TITUS 
ANDRONICUS TICKETS














Join us for a unique performance of Shakespeare's brutally controversial play, TITUS. Cup-A-Jo Productions and Kim Barry Studio bring Shakespeare into the 21st century by blending performance art, an original live rock score, and an interactive stage within the pop up summer studio and gardens, SixTHreeFouR. 

Cup-A-Jo Productions was formed by performance artist and poet, Joanna Lowe. Based in Pittsburgh, PA, Lowe captivates audiences through original performances and staged theater productions. Her interpretation of Shakespeare's Titus Andronicus converges classic myth of the ages with truths, and half-truths of today.

Kim Barry founded pop up creative studios Suite 106 in Florida, West Eleven in Los Angeles, and most recently SixTHreeFouR in Pittsburgh, PA. Within her various spaces, she creates interactive environments that include paintings, sculptures, music, movement and installations. Her pieces connect inner myths and symbolism to our seemingly disconnected outer world. For, Titus Andronicus, she creates blurred spacial lines and timeless interactions for the performers and the audience.

SixTHreeFouR is the summer pop up studio of artist, Kim Barry. Set within her family's property, it plays upon the shadows of 5 familial generations, structures, nature, sculptures and art installation. It is an experimentational platform for her latest work and a space to invite creative collaborators, to take over the space for an event with their own ideas and experiments for an intimate evening.

Performance Dates
Sept 30 -opening night
Oct.1
Oct. 6
Oct 7

Gate opens at 7:30pm
Performance begins at 8pm
$20
Due to the adult content and mature subject matter, not recommended for children under 18


Monday, August 15, 2016

SIxTHreeFouR midseason update

The summer pop up studio is now half way through it's third season and it's been one heck of a ride so far with happenings of amazing guests artists from all over the country. Thank you to everyone who has been a part of the studio in performance and most importtantly for all the beautiful and generous Pittsburgh support of the arts and joie de vivre...

Here are some highlights...

my summer 2016 interactive art installation, "Campground" --


the Dream Map





Grammy Nominated, Sammy Miller and The Congregation open the 2016 Season....





Underlined Passages and Absolution Key visit the studio Memorial Day Weekend.....

pre-gaming with Mike Nestor of Underlined Passages

Rich Marcinek of Underlined Passages

momma Bev

tire swings and indie rock....yes please


campers

Absolution Key & Underlined Passages


Lighting the Gun

Studio installation "Sweet Tooth"




Tango Night with Alejandro Pinzon & Tom Roberts - Resaca Duo


dancers- Peter Boucher & Elisabeth Wheeler

respect the Dom

view to the gardens of Campground




 Rachel B & The Boys film their latest video...

Joanna Lowe --- Confessions



Alba Flamenca Under the Stars.... 




NYC's Mosey Jones & The Skates fly in.......





Siamese Twins and their wall of sound art jazz




Boudoir Noir and Johanna Chastek take on a thunderous evening and win......




Wednesday, June 22, 2016

SixTHreeFouR 2016 Summer Season.....

The studio opened April 15, 2016 for it's third season and is now in full swing...... For announced and soon to be announced  events, please visit the studio Facebook page at

 SixTHreeFouR on Facebook or here 2016 SixTHreeFouR Calendar

to contact the studio directly, please email sixthreefourPGH@gmail.com or kimbarrystudio@gmail.com


So far here were a few Highlights.....

PAST SHOWS THIS SEASON:
  • April 15, 2016 Sammy Miller and The Congregation





Grammy nominated Sammy Miller and the Congregation return to the studio to open the season off in absolute joyous jazz style. This is one concert for the books. Do not miss! 

SAMMY MILLER AND THE CONGREGATION ARE ON A MISSION TO PUT THE GENEROSITY BACK INTO JAZZ AND BRING ART BACK TO THE PEOPLE.WE PLAY JOYFUL JAZZ—MUSIC THAT FEELS GOOD. IT IS A STYLE THAT ENTERTAINS, ENRICHES, BUT MOST OF ALL UPLIFTS.A native of Los Angeles, Grammy nominated drummer Sammy Miller has become known for his unique maturity and relentless focus on making music that “feels good” as a drummer, singer, and bandleader. Upon completing his Master’s at The Juilliard School, Sammy formed his ensemble, The Congregation. As a band they are focused on sharing the power of community through their music—joyful jazz. And while independently the band members have performed/recorded with notable artist including Wynton Marsalis, O.A.R, Iron and Wine, Joshua Redman, Lee Fields, Jason Moran at venues including the White House, Lincoln Center, and the Hollywood Bowl, The Congregation has opted to stick together and create globally conscious music with the intention to spread joy throughout the world.
​http://www.sammymillercongregation.com


  • May 28, 2016 UNDERLINED PASSAGES w/ Absolution Key 
Mike Nestor Underlined Passagesphoto by Handerson Gomes

Absolution Key photo by Rich Marcinek



Underlined Passages "leans towards the infections sounds of Bright Eyes and Eliott Smith, bursting into its almost mantra like chorus of “I have, I have, I have, I have a good life”, it’s hard not to get swept up into its overwhelming outlook on things. ‘-- Crossradar
full interview here http://www.crossradar.com/underlined-passages-underlined-passages/


For a preview of their off the chain music,
​ click here...
https://underlinedpassages.bandcamp.com


  • JuNe 4 Alba Flamenco visit the studio
photo by Elisabeth Wheeler
Alba Flamenca is a Pittsburgh-based ensemble dedicated to promoting and exploring the art of flamenco.
Alba Flamenca has been performing in Southwestern Pennsylvania since 2010. The ensemble features Jon Bañuelos, James Bond, Dylan Aragon, Barb York, Flor Isava-Machi, Maria Nuñez and Carolina Loyola-Garcia. 




  • JuNe 8 LIVE Milongita POP Concert 
photo by Handerson Gomes
live Angentine Tango and American Pop Muisc mix concert with Resaca Tango Duo- Alejandro Pinzon & Tom Roberts! Dance Along or Relax  



  • JuNe 16 Confessions w/ JoAnna Lowe 

Enjoy a live spoken word music mix concert in dramatic bonfire style with the magnetic Joanna Lowe. She sets a captivating stage with some of Pittsburgh's most innovative and intuitive musicians - Jess Hohman, Bob Banerjee, and Jeff Berman - to accompany these intimate thoughts under the stars at the studio. The performace is set within "Campground" the 2016 Season interactive art installation at the studio by artist Kim Barry.