A great write up from http://www.coastweekend.com/ news paper for an upcoming event where we will tell stories and show short movies from the book and movie… if you’re near, we hope to see you there… if you’re not, let’s make plans to do our brand of show and tell near you.
SEAVIEW, Wash. — A creative, cerebral and mystical experience awaits on the Long Beach Peninsula, starting Feb. 22 and lasting the weekend or an entire week. Meet new people and learn new skills, from painting with a million volts of electricity to building a mystical dream machine to screen printing tricks from the best, from assemblage sculpture to podcasting and pie making.
Artist Dave Archer will share the secrets of outer space and how he paints with a million volt Tesla coil. He will also tell stories about creating art for “Star Trek” – including the Federation logo – and singing in coffee houses with his best friend Janis Joplin back in North Beach in the early 1960s, as well as more from his extensive life experience.
Campers will gather around the fire at night and tell tales of road tripping with seasoned travelers and creative force Shane and Amy Bugbee, as they share stories of an America few ever witness. The two have been compared to Hunter S. Thompson, but with a mind based in reality. They dispel the nostalgia romanticized by Jack Kerouac’s “On The Road” and bring road stories back to gritty truth. Having spent a year traveling the country on only $180, they will share how to do it and show their collected video interviews with artists, revolutionaries and others across the U.S.
The dream machine was made famous by William Burroughs and Brion Gyson; it is used to seek the answers of the universe, have a mystical experience and look into your soul. Some say no home should be without one, as they produce alpha waves in the mind, aid in relaxation and improve brain function. Some say it’s like an acid trip without the drugs.
Other artists involved will teach participants how to screen print, from T-shirts to fine art; a Second City alum will share the secrets of humor and show how to podcast in the new media world; there will be pie making, painting, crafting, music and more. And all this takes place in one location – the historic Sou’Wester, a 100-year-old lodge with a campground full of rental vintage travel trailers, nestled on the beach of the Long Beach Peninsula. Some events are limited to those renting a trailer, but visitors are welcome to drop in from noon to 7 p.m. for a variety of demonstrations and workshops, some of which are by donation and some free. Call the Sou’Wester at 360-642-2542 for details about each day’s drop-in activities or to reserve a trailer.
The Sou’Wester is located at 3728 J Place. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visithttp://souwesterlodge.com