Friday, January 30, 2009

ASP 2009 Weekend #3 @ the Black Box Theater

Saturday Jan 31 Round the Ice Hole " A LIVE Ice Fishing Talk Show"

John and Corrie will host a talk show as part of the 2009 Art Shanty Projects We will be fishing, talking, and singing a few songs.

Seating is quite limited - the shanty seats about a dozen people and hundreds of people will be out on the lake that day. We assume audience members will come and go as they please. 20 other shanties have other activities planned all afternoon.


1:00 pm David Pittman will discuss his exciting life as Art Shanty Projects coordinator, radio station operator, and shanty dweller.

2:00 pm Jason Overby will appear with at least one of the four bands he plays in.

3:00 Award-winning novelist Scott Muskin talks about his new book.

4:00 Jamie Siverson has better ice fishing stories than we do.

5:00 Foxxy Tann will wrap up the day with her Wham Bam Thank You Ma'ams

Sunday Feb 1

International Novelty Gamelan

International Novelty Gamelan uses the undeniable soul and approach of
ancient Javanese musical tradition to create new, modern works of
startling beauty and originality. International Novelty Gamelan was
formed in 2001 by a group of musicians committed to forging means to
express themselves through the pounding of metal. Western
compositional sensibilities intertwine with Javanese traditions to
form a unique and compelling set of sounds.

Kevin Cosgrove, Elaine Evans, Susy Gilbert, Kathy Knight, David
Morrison, Kristen Murray, Chris Parker, and Tom Patterson

On the web:

3:30 -5:00pm Saxophonist/composer Nathan Hanson

Saxophonist/composer Nathan Hanson has performed in a variety of venues from concert halls to bowling alleys, churches to train stations, debutante balls to Soviet fallout shelters in locations ranging from New York to Slovenia; Milano to Mankato; Rome, Georgia to Rome, Italy. He is a graduate of Newberry College and the University of South Carolina.

Friday, January 23, 2009

View from Above

Weekend #2 Performances @ The Black Box Jan 24th & 25th

Saturday, January 24th

12 -2 The Ex-Lovers
We are a three piece band (drums, banjo, upright bass) who fit easily into small places and play folky/old timey/punk/rock music.
Here is our myspace page complete with music:

2:30 -4:30 Feathers and Strings
Description: This amusing and eclectic showcase features a cast of
intricate, hand-made marionettes. There'll be dancing, juggling, and
general merriment.

Sunday, January 25th

11:00 - 12:00 Danny Friedman -- Music

12:00 - 2:00 "The Moon as it Appears" A Puppet Show by Soozin Hirschmugl

2 - 4 The Brass Messengers

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Monday, January 19, 2009

Pack'em in at the Black Box!

How many audience members can you fit into the Sauna Box?

Opening Weekend -- At the Black Box !!

This weekend we had fabulous performances by Captain Yonder, & Danny Friedman, The Roe Family Singers and Sean Connaghty...

The new set up for the audience is also working amazing and now an audience of 14 is the norm!! Wooo whoo another season is upon us!!

Friday, January 16, 2009

Black Box Raising

We assembled the Black Box Theater Shanty Thursday at about -10 degrees.  Soozin, John, Emily. Matt, Chuck, Nic, Corrie and Brent all braved the cold for the occasion.  Here are a few pictures we got before the camera froze.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

This Weekend At the Black Box

Opening Weekend at the Black Box Theater

Saturday, January 17th

11:30 - 1:30 " The Moon as it Appears" A puppet show by Soozin Hirschmugl

2-4 Captain Yonder
"Captain Yonder sounds like ghosts from some distant past, singing about the present... 'And the way they approach it, in this very refined but scary manner, I think is what sets them apart'."
--Minnesota Public Radio

The members are:
Ryan Pfeiffer (Vocals/guitar)
Adam Wirtzfeld (Saw)
James Edlund (Guitar)
Derek Trost (Drums)

Sunday, January 18th

12- 1:30 Musician Danny Friedman

2-4 The Roe family Singers

Husband-and-wife duo Kim & Quillan Roe, joined by various friends on such diverse instruments as the banjo, washboard, and musical saw, play old-timey music the way it was meant to be played: old-timey family style.

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4:15 - 5:30 Sean Connaughty - Music

How Low Can Ya GO!! - 10

Thu 1/15/2009
-3°F | -22°F

We did it the Black Box is now on the ICE... Today was the coldest day of the year with a high of -6, yes that right minus 6.... and we did it thanks to our crew! Emily, Matt, Nick, Chuck, Brent, Corrie, John, and Soozin!!!

Wooo Whoo !!! Ice Ice BaBy !!!

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Angles and Edges

putting things back together with lots of custom angles and edges ... our new floor also affords us two whole feet of additional space in the Black Box ... watch out !!

Yes Fishing

From the 2008 Black Box

Shanty Drawings

Sunday, January 4, 2009

New Additions

This year we are trying some new additions... thanks to the Shanty of Misfit Toys... we now have a new sled bottom for the Black Box... which gives us some more room for performances... we are even trying to to move the wood stove into the main room .... John and Corrie came and busted out the shanty this weekend and now it seems we are back on track... Thanks John and Corrie!!!