Progress doesn’t necessarily mean you can’t look back. Last week, CHS’s Hillebrity artfully introduced you to Kat Larson, one of more than 100 artists contributing work to Thursday’s Vigil : Inspired by Memory, a night of tribute to the Melrose and Pine block set to be demolished and re-built as part of a massive apartment development:
Vigil : Inspired by Memory
Thursday, August 29th 2013
4:00pm – 2:00am
1530 Melrose Ave 98122
4:00pm | Jakku House Tea and Sage Burning
5:30pm | Readings by Rich Smith, Maged Zaher and Sarah Galvin
7pm | Special DJ set by Jeffrey of Wall of Sound
8:30pm | Performances by DJ Bennett Schatz, Evan Flory Barnes, Hanna Benn, Hair & Space Museum,
Capitol Hill’s Melrose and Pine block is slated for development and expansion. Soon this neighborhood focal point will only be a memory to some, and merely a story to others. Vigil is an art exhibit inspired by our memories of this block, and we have invited 100+ artists to create work inspired by their own interpretation of memory. This range of multidisciplinary artists will present visual art salon-style on the walls of the gallery, as well as fill the space with performance and installation during this daylong event.
The event will be held at Love City Love (formerly occupied by the Warren Knapp Gallery next to Bauhaus) just weeks before all businesses must vacate their spaces in the building. We regard this event as a loving send-off to this block; and welcome the community to join us as we celebrate the long, spirited life of Melrose and Pine.
Olivia McCausl and, Jacob Muilenburg, Aidan Fitzgerald, Lucien Pellegrin, and Sierra Stinson
Attendees are asked to “bring your own votive candle” to burn at the site. A full roster of participating artists is below.
The eight-story, 180-unit apartment, restaurant and retail development set to redefine the block previously known for its assortment of local businesses, funky apartments and the Bauhaus coffee shop got its final design approval earlier this year.
Earlier this month, CHS reported that Bauhaus has secured a new, temporary Capitol Hill home as it prepares to depart Melrose and Pine after 20 years at the corner. The new temporary location is expected to be announced soon.
A full roster of artists from Thursday night’s Vigil event and more pictures from the CHS archives are below.
Amanda Manitach / Derek Erdman / Emily Pothast / Jana Brevick / Andy McKenna / Paul Komada / Erin Frost / Graham Downing / Lindsey Apodaca / Susan Robb / Jennifer Zwick / Andrew Waits / Tarrah Arthur / Lynda Sherman / Darin Shuler / Kelly O / Sharon Arnold / C.M. Ruiz / Brian O’Keeffe / Adam Boehmer / Timothy Rysdyke / Doug Newman / Serrah Russell / Laura Hamje / Frank Correa / Lauren Max / Nick Bartolletti / Eroyn Fanklin / DK Pan / Ryan Molenkamp / Leena Joshi / Jess Rees / Mandy Blouin / Mario Lemafa / Eric Olson / Robin Stein / Laura Cassidy / Erin Sullivan / Emily Denton / Megumi Arai / Rachael Lang / Jesse Lortz / Jared Bender / Dakota Gearhart / Scott Everett / Mike Doyle / Cait Willis / Carlos Esparza / Devon Varmega / Shannon Perry / Max Kraushaar / Ian Hill / Ellen Dicola / Nate Steigenga / A’alia Brown / Lynnly Kunz / Max Cleary / Michael Fettig / Roman Camarda / Tim Miller / Simon Gifford / Foster Turcott / Jean Nagai / Zachary Davis / Tracy O’Dell / Rachel Ravitch / Kate Lebo / Lauren Colton / Jesse Higman / JD Banke / Sam Whalen / Estee Clifford / Adrien Miller / Emma Sargeant / Molly Sides / Eric Eugene Aguilar / MKNZ / Sacha Peet / Thomas Chapel / Kat Larson / Tracy Odell / Ryan Fedyk / Claire Haranda / Kate Lebo / Amelia Reed / Andrew Nedimyer / Justin Duffus / Emilia Muller-Ginorio / Christopher Harrell / Chloe Allred / Alexa Anderson / Julianna Vezzetti / Kathryn Lien / Tessa Hulls / Kelly Froh / Justin Henning / Tim Miller / Lynnly Kunz / Max Clotfelter / Foster Turcottand / Sara Long / Kari Champoux / Kirby Ellis / Eleanor Petry / Bennett Schatz / Rune Stone / Leigh Riibe / Taylor Pinton / William Brittain / Dan Paulus /