This Saturday, May 14, artist, photographer, and Electric Child Leslie Reed will be hosting The View From Here at The Galaxy Lounge in Johnson City, Tennessee. The View From Here is an interactive art show which will be featuring paintings, sculptures, photography, live music, short film screenings, and more, together all at once for a true pop art happening.
Leslie Reed and everyone involved have been doing some amazing work on this show. The View From Here is looking brilliant and it’s already been receiving a lot of very cool press.
The Johnson City Press: Leslie Reed Enjoying “The View From Here”
Leslie Reed’s bohemian lifestyle has led her around the world, from a position as assistant director of a contemporary art gallery in Santa Monica, Calif., to a year-long stint teaching English to young children in South Korea.
Upon returning to the Tri-Cities last August, Reed felt the desire to share her life’s experiences in a way that reconnected her with her roots.
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“The idea of bringing together as many art forms as possible and inviting the viewer to interact physically with the work and create collaborative new pieces is the goal, and what I think sets the show apart,” Reed said. “People tend to look at art as something up on the wall, something separate from them, something that may not have anything to do with them or their lives. It may be something they can appreciate or look at, but it’s at a distance. What I like about people making their own work and people coming together and all participating is that it brings it so much more into people’s lives. This doesn’t have to be just for a select few, gifted, incredible people. I can get something out of this myself. I can enjoy this process because it’s so much fun.”
From A! Magazine
Musicians from Johnson City include Allison Mullins (blues and spiritual chanting); Thee Birds OV Paradise; and SKA band Demon Waffle. Others are Catie Quiroga (country and folk) and Gabi Palekid, both from Abingdon, Va.; Allison Mullins, Kingsport, Tenn.; Jen Rock, Knoxville, Tenn.; and Her Band of Gold, Santa Cruz, Calif. Bellydancer Kahleena Smith will also perform.
Bristol, Tenn. artist Tammy Carter will exhibit her glass sculpture. Johnson City artists will include Adonica Supertramp (paintings), Little City Collective’s Suzie Kelly (photography), Crystal Hill (jewelry and found object art), Suzie Kelly (drawings), Charis (recycled art), Andrew Austin Conner (chainsaw sculptures), and Colleen Lowe (feather art).
Independent film maker Nikki Hamblin from Knoxville, Tenn. will screen her latest project, Built By Slaves. Also participating will be members of Electric Children: Leslie Reed from Johnson City and Larissa Mueller from Santa Cruz, Calif. (photography); Dean Verheyen from Santa Cruz (How to Make a Baby Cry); Yun Bai, Atlanta, Ga. (painting); and B.A. Crumm (painting, photography, and performance art).
The show will be running from 8 at night until 2 in the morning. It’s going to be a blast.
Come and enjoy The View From Here.