See those chairs to the left? I’m so excited about them. They are part of a project called Story Chairs (more on that below) and the reason I’m excited it I will be attending the opening reception for Story Chairs at Jack Straw Productions in Seattle on March 27, from 5:30PM – 8:00PM. And what’s even better??? I have a story in the Story Chairs!!
Story Chairs, a project of artist and writer Tina Hoggatt, is an audio installation featuring the work of 32 writers, musicians and readers. Two chairs feature over an hour of audio each. As the listener sits, audio plays over speakers concealed in the chair cushions. When the listener stands the audio stops. Featured audio will be accessible online, via a smartphone app and may be downloaded as a podcast. Story Chairs audio was recorded and mixed by audio engineer Moe Provencher at Jack Straw Productions in Seattle. JSP supported the creation of the audio through their Artist Assistance Program. The installation opens March 27, 2013 in the renovated lobby of Jack Straw for several months.
The chairs were designed by Tina Hoggatt and Jeffry Mitchell, crafted by Ben Oblas and have upholstery created by Tina and Jeffry. Story Chairs was originally conceived for and installed for an exhibit at the Missoula Art Museum in 2008.
So if you’re in the Seattle area, come on by and enjoy the chairs.