In what could be seen as the continued Starbucks-ification of Valencia Street, brick-and-mortar coffee purveyors Ritual Coffee Roasters recently pulled the work of photographer Varese Layzer. It was considered “too serious” for the cafe’s walls. While neither visually offensive nor too harrowing at first glance, the exhibit centered around the death of a the artist’s mother. Upon reading the artist’s statement after the show went live, Ritual owner Eileen Hassi later stripped the walls of Layzer’s art and sent her a gracious (albeit somewhat perplexing) letter of explanation, which was then posted to Layzer’s Flickr account.
Please join us in celebrating the release of Date Palms new LP “Honey Devash” on Mexican Summer and wish Agnes (of Myrmyr) a safe and successful move all the way to Krakow! There will be a solo set by Danny Paul Grody to open the evening.
New works by painter Ross K. Jones and photo work by Varese Layzer will be on view.
This event marks the first in what will become a regular series of music, art, and beyond presented by Rev. Bertie Pearson, creator of the fantastic too-brief Episcodisco series at Grace Cathedral, and curated by guitarist Danny Paul Grody.
It’s an early show, so please try and show up at 6p sharp.
Suggested donation of $8 - $20 (no one turned away)