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Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Let It Flow - Washington Winter Beerfest 2017 Review! 12/2/17



Winter Beerfest
2017

Seattle, WA

12/2/17

(Session 3 Report)

Greetings,

The first weekend (Fri/Sat) in December means many things to everyone but to me it means BEER! The Washington Brewer's Guild Winter Beerfest 2017 in Seattle, WA goes back to the Hale's Palladium days (maybe earlier). Since the move to Hangar 30 at Magnuson Park, I have attended the festival regularly. Three sessions spread out over two days (one on Friday, two on Saturday), I was fortunate enough to be credentialed as media for one session - and I picked Session 3, as it was the Saturday night session.

Beer festivals are fun in numbers. This year there were at least fourteen other people that I knew/met so some of my report may be sprinkled with their observations of the brews they sampled.

Upon entering the festival, one thing was different from last year - they kept some of the house lights on. Please keep doing this! Last year it was so freaking dark that toward the back wall you couldn't see much of anything. Having partial light allowed those breweries with festive lights to still be seen properly and those that didn't to be seen period. Thumbs up to the organizers.


Everyone has his or her way of approaching a beer festival. The geek has already jotted down which beers he or she wants to get to first from their laundry list of "ticks" (like ticking off a list). Others beer shop and try what sounds interesting, what draws them in like the set up (Dirty Bucket one for best booth at my session - hi Steve!), what others have said about a beer from a particular brewery, etc.

Me? Being both a beer geek and a casual beer guy, I opted this year to hit what I wanted, regardless of ABV (something I normally don't do). Fremont hit the spot with their first rotational of Cinnamon Coffee B Bomb. Beautiful balance, rich, thick mouthfeel, everything I expected from Fremont. Last year I waited too long and by the time I got to their booth, their rotational kegs had kicked, as had their other dark barrel aged varieties. So, I was already up one compared to last year.

The festival wasn't too crowded at the start - a bunch of wet coats and jackets as it had been raining most if not all of the day, including when we were in line outside. The attendance picked up during the first hour to where it was packed (I later found the session sold out). Food trucks were lined up outside as well just like last year.

I kept things dark and interesting via Counterbalance, Slaughter County, and 7 Seas while I also went the holiday festival ale route with Rooftop, Port Townsend (personal favorite of the festival - such an underrated brewery IMO), and Anacortes that had a cask of their Noel Ale available.

A few breweries were absent this year that I'm used to seeing in attendance (Naked City and Santa Don for sure).

I had too many sips of other beers from my beer brethren but there were some definite consensus misses (I won't name them here but one was a drain pour - yeah, it was that bad - and I can choke down almost anything so that's saying something). But, hey, that's part of the fun of a beer festival - trying out new beers or breweries that you haven't had before. If you don't like one, there's always another that you will.

The vibe during the event was fun and relaxed - like most beer festivals are. A wide mix of people in attendance, all looking to have a good time with some good craft beer, made for an excellent night.


The move to go to plastic tasters was smart this year. Since the festival is in a hangar with concrete floors, the "ohhhhhhhhs" when someone drops their glass tasters (happens at every festival where the glass can actually break) was for the most part gone. The Washington Brew Fest in June is on grass so glass works out ok there. But for anything in Fisher Pavilion or here, plastic is the way to go.

WABL had their area set up like they did last year. I've been a member longer than I can count and was wearing my shirt from like three years ago as it's one of my favorites.

Eclectic Arts has been building its reputation on being diversified. I had a personal goal this year to bring that back to EA as it was getting way too concert focused in recent years. So, in many ways, covering the craft beer scene is going back to my roots both as a media outlet (I interviewed Black Raven, Dirty Bucket, and Foggy Noggin in 2012) as well as a consumer (I've been around the Washington craft beer scene since Grant's got things rolling over in Yakima many years ago). I also worked for a local craft brewery for a short but fun stint.

The Washington craft beer scene is alive and (seemingly) well. There were definitely new breweries in attendance this year. For next year, I would love to see some added holiday decorum around the hangar itself if possible but that's a minor quibble. People are there for the beer first, the time of year is just a bonus.

Be on the look out for announcements via social media in the fall for ticket sales for the 2018 Winter Beerfest event. And while you're waiting for that, check out the upcoming Belgian Fest in January and the Cask Fest in March.

Craft beer time is always a good time. Happy Holidays!

Cheers!
Mark Sugiyama
Eclectic Arts

Special Thanks: Matt for the credentials. I sincerely appreciate it and hope I can cover more events in the future!

Washington Brewers Guild

WABL









Friday, December 1, 2017

The Emotion Behind Performance Capture - An Interview with KARIN KONOVAL

Greetings!

If you are a fan of the recent Planet of The Apes films (Rise, Dawn, and War), then you certainly know who the character of Caesar is.  What other characters come to mind from all three films?  Maurice, of course!

If you are familiar with the process of performance capture, then you know the heart and soul of each character comes from the actor that portrayed the character in the film.  So, who is behind the memorable performances of Maurice?  

Karin Konoval.

Below is my interview with Ms. Konoval.  I am thrilled to feature this interview as a part of Eclectic Arts.  Enjoy!

Cheers!
Mark Sugiyama
Eclectic Arts


Karin Konoval Photos: Gordon Dumka

Planet of The Apes VFX and BTS Photos: Courtesy Twentieth Century Fox, the BTS images are Doane Gregory






EA: Hi Karin! Thank you so much for taking the time to do this interview. How are you?
KK: Fine, thank you.

EA: Great.  For those that aren’t familiar with you, can you tell the readers a bit about your background? I read that you were born in the U.S. but have lived most of your life in Canada…
KK: I was born in Baltimore, Maryland and moved to Edmonton, Alberta with my family when I was eight. After I graduated from the University of Alberta when I was nineteen, I moved to Vancouver, B.C. to study at a theatre school and pursue a career as an actor. I've lived in Vancouver since then.

EA: I read that you have an extensive background in dance as well as acting. When did you start in both? Who/where did you study? What drew you to both?
KK: Dance and writing were my first loves. I trained as a classical dancer until I was sixteen and apprenticed that year with a ballet company. I realized then that a career as solely a dancer may not be the most fulfilling for me. When I entered university the next year I began to take part in extra curricular theatre productions and discovered a joy in playing different characters and being part of the storytelling that compelled me. And in being an actor, I could continue to use and develop my skills as a dancer, and eventually as a singer too.

EA: What was your first on stage experience like (play/theater)?
KK: Well, the very first onstage experience I remember was in kindergarten. Some kind of musical dance performance in our blue uniforms. I only remember that all the other little girls were wearing white socks, but for some reason I'd chosen to wear red ones. It had nothing to do with wanting to be noticed because I was actually quite terrified of being onstage and looked at until I was much older. I just really liked red socks. Who knows, maybe I found it a reassuring color!

EA: Red works for this time of year, too.  How about your first memories of television and film roles?
KK: I think the first screen role I had was as a secretary in a tv movie, a few years after I graduated from theatre school. In my early career I was completely focused on theatre work. I remember finding the filming process a very strange and different experience from theatre, doing repeated takes of the same short pieces of script, having to consciously repeat actions with props in exact continuity, finding my "T mark" on the floor without looking down to see it. It took several years before I became at ease with the technicalities of filming, and it wasn't until I had the chance to play a lead role in the film "Cable Beach" in 2006 that I finally felt truly at home on set, and in fact fell in love with being part of the storytelling process of a film. That's when it became as interesting to me as working in the theatre had always been.


EA: How did the opportunity to play "Maurice" come about for, "Rise of The Planet of the Apes"?
KK: I was called to an audition for a chimpanzee in an untitled feature film. I thought it was a bit silly, but prepared overnight as best I could and went anyway, and expected that to be the end of it. Then I got a callback to a group ape work session under Terry Notary's guidance. It was incredibly challenging, and very interesting. A part of it was just getting the basics of quadrupedal walking, which is immediately (and exhaustingly!) humbling. Then I got a callback to come as an orangutan. As I dove into research and prep for the audition, that's where the journey truly began. I remember the moment I first pulled a book from the children's section at the library in our neighborhood, and looked at the orangutan on the cover. All I could think was, who are these creatures? I have to know more.

EA: Motion capture is such a physically demanding job for actors. How did you prepare for the physicality?
KK: Motion capture - or more accurately in the case of the POTAS, performance capture - is a technology that captures our performances as actors. There's no challenge in putting on the suit, the helmet and face cam, the wires, the dots. Well it's not necessarily the most flattering outfit when you look in the mirror, but other than that! The challenge in playing Maurice is to play the orangutan character with full psychological, physical and vocal integrity. In other words, it's the character that is the challenge. Not the technology.

EA: Oh, I see.  Thank you for the correction.  How about the preparation for the playing an orangutan. What research went into your role prior to filming?
KK: Comprehensive and ceaseless throughout the filming of all three movies. I began by reading every book about orangutans I could get my hands on, watching every video, listening to every sound recording of orangutan voicings and "long calls" in particular, which are only given by mature males. The physical training and practice with arm stilts in quadrupedal walking, and specifically as an orangutan (rather than as a chimpanzee or gorilla), was intense. I worked hours a day on my own, and in the gym, also training flexibility, upper body strength, etc etc etc. I did daily vocal work trying to increase the resonance of my sound, to get the long call as specific as possible. Eventually I went to observe orangutan Towan who lived in Seattle, and in a magical moment when he came to observe me and remained to study me closely for 20 minutes or so, I felt that I finally and truly found the soul of Maurice. I've continued to visit with and study Towan and the rest of his family on a regular basis for the past six years, spending two or three full days with them every two months or so. Largely this has been a personal choice for me, having nothing to do with the films, because the moment I met Towan, and the more I got to know about orangutans, they've compelled me to want to know more and more and more, and of course to learn about the challenges facing their conservation and how I could best support. So that's an ongoing personal journey for me, but certainly the constancy of getting to know orangutans, learning more and more all the time, has contributed hugely to my portrayal of Maurice. The physical training I undertook for "Dawn" and "War" was even more extensive than for "Rise," as the role of Maurice has grown and the demands with that. I could probably write a book about the process of learning and training myself through the three films, a paragraph barely touches it!



EA: After making the first film, were you contracted for two more films?
KK: No. I was approached and contracted for each of the subsequent films about four weeks before each of them began filming.

EA: Did you feel that the first film would be the success that it was before it was released?
KK: All I knew was that playing Maurice was one of the most interesting, challenging and rewarding roles I'd ever done, and I was grateful for it. Also, having the opportunity to work with Andy Serkis, and watch his work (and I did watch every take of his that I could in the monitors, if I was on set but not in a scene with him) was extraordinary. He's one of the finest actors I've ever had the privilege of working with. Working with him, and watching his work, I felt I was watching an Oscar winning performance. That's one thing I did feel for sure.

EA: When the second and third films came out, they had a noticeably darker tone. They also had a different creative team (such as the director). Now that all three have been released, what do you think the first film would have been like had the same director directed "Rise …"?
KK: Rupert Wyatt who directed "Rise" was an absolutely wonderful man to work with, and I adore what he did with the film. Matt Reeves has brilliantly crafted and directed "Dawn" and "War" and I have adored working with him. I honestly can't imagine anything being done differently than it has been done.

EA: I'm sure there are numerous memories from each film but what are one or two that stand out right now?
KK: So many from each one, impossible to narrow down to a couple of standouts. The filming journey of each of these movies has been huge and unforgettable. A couple from the recent filming of "War": the whole month before filming began training on Navarone, the dutch fresian stallion I rode in the film, with the brilliant Danny Virtue. I learned so much from Danny and Navarone, not just through that first month but throughout filming. The filming of the final scene with Andy. An unforgettable day, pretty heart breaking and also my mind kept flashing back six years to when we first met, and filming that scene on the rock in the atrium in "Rise" between Caesar and Maurice. I even sat down with a "whumpf!" of a landing in this final scene, same as I sat down in that scene on the rock in "Rise." There's a little secret I've not shared before.

EA: Thank you for sharing that little secret!  You've had a long successful career in the entertainment world through dance, acting, writing, etc. What do you attribute your lengthy career to? What are some of the milestones in your career?
KK: I'm a hard worker, I think that's really all it is. I love my work as an actor, I'm willing and happy to explore deep and wide, find the necessary stamina and endurance for tough shoots, I treasure working with other hard working people. I love getting to the heart of a story, being at the heart of a good story telling -- whether it's as an actor, a dancer, a singer, a painter, a writer. It's a joy and a blessing I never stop being grateful for, the opportunity to do these things.


EA: For your fans out there, what would they be surprised you enjoy?
KK: I don't know that this would be surprising, more perhaps just not very exciting, but I really love to cook and clean. I love being in my kitchen chopping and dicing vegetables for a stew or something, calms and grounds me.

EA: What is coming up in the future for you?
KK: This season I've had recurring roles on the series The Exorcist and Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency, really neat parts to play, and in the new year I'll appear in a very special and oh so cool guest starring role on The X-Files, as well as a briefly recurring role on the series Beyond.

EA: Awesome!  I saw online that there is the possibility of the franchise continuing with a fourth film. Any insight into this that you can share?
KK: I honestly know nothing about nothing! If there is a future to the franchise, I'll likely be one of the last to know.

EA: As we're winding down 2017 in a matter of weeks (where'd the time go?) - what events or moments stand out for you?
KK: Lots of cool moments in the year, but here's three that come to mind: filming the X Files episode "Plus One" was truly the most joyous work experience of the year for me -- probably one of the most joyous work experiences I've ever had. And in July, when I was in New York for the premiere of "War for the Planet of the Apes", I stayed for a couple days exploring the city with a dear friend, and I'll never forget walking into the Museum of Modern Art for the first time in my life. I was overwhelmed seeing the work of all these great artists in one place. And then there's tap dancing. I finally had time this year to begin studying tap dance on a regular basis, and while I'm still barely a beginner it's a total kick every time my feet "get" something. Kind of fulfilling a childhood dream.... despite all the other forms of dance that I studied extensively and have performed professionally, tap was something I always wanted to learn as a kid but never did til now. So I've now got a new skill to work on and develop for the rest of my life.

EA: Thank you so much for taking the time, Karin. I really, really appreciate it! Happy Holidays!
KK: Thanks Mark, same to you!



Rituals In The Northwest - BELPHEGOR Gig Review! Seattle, WA 11/27/17



Belphegor

Cryptopsy

Panzerfaust


Studio Seven
Seattle, WA
11/27/17




Greetings,

When this tour was announced I was very excited having been a fan of Belphegor for years. I was fortunate to see them last year so I knew what they brought to the table as a live act. Add in Cryptopsy and Panzerfaust (in place of Hate) and you had one solid ass lineup for Monday night at Studio Seven.

Panzerfaust was the first up of the touring bands. The four piece really set the tone, and in some cases, obliterated it for the evening. Dark, back lit, with the singer standing behind the drum kit (on a box), decked out in a faceless robe, Panzerfaust made the most of their set time. Pure darkened atmosphere in the best black metal way, they really surprised many in the crowd with their performance, myself included. Awesome set and a band I would absolutely see again.

Side note: the band was in a serious accident two days after the Seattle show. Luckily none of the band members were seriously hurt but they lost their gear and merchandise. If you'd like to help the band out, they have a post on their Facebook with a PayPal email you can use to donate what you can to help them finish the tour.  Click Here To Go To Their FB

Death metal veterans Cryptopsy were up next. I saw them last year on one of the best death metal bills in a long time. Technical death metal has always been the name of the game with Cryptopsy and the band delivered in spades at Studio Seven.

The pit was going during the majority of their set as they punished the crowd with Canadian technical death metal. Personally, I always enjoy watching Flo behind the kit. One of the pioneers in extreme metal drumming, he is amazing to watch live. Cryptopsy always deliver and Monday night was no exception.

And then it was time for Belphegor.

Inverted crosses on each side of the stage, along with skull stands, and tons of fog, the bands brand of black metal death is as extreme as ever. The four piece took to the stage and just laid waste to Studio Seven. There's no other way to put it. Again, having seen them last year, I knew what to expect. And I was not disappointed.

Performing songs off the new album, "Totenritual", as well as older gems, Belphegor are mechanized well-oiled machine every time they play live. If you wanted your metal dark, black, and religiously hateful, you left the gig completely satisfied.

Even though it was the Monday after Turkey Weekend here in the US, the holiday season has started off with a blackened bang with the latest Belphegor tour in North America. A must see when they come to your town!

Cheers!,

Mark Sugiyama
Eclectic Arts

Special Thanks: Charles for the credentials - I really appreciate it!






















A Rush of PALE WAVES - Gig Review from Seattle, WA! 11/26/17



Pale Waves

The Sunset

Seattle, WA

11/26/17


Greetings,

Turkey Weekend was upon us and Sunday in particular was great for me - the UK band Pale Waves was making their Seattle (Ballard) debut! The four-piece have been making waves (pun intended) around the UK and Europe. The buzz has even made it across the pond to us Yankees over here in Seattle.

The Sunset in Ballard was a great venue to host the bands performance. The band drew a sizeable crowd, no mean feat considering they don't even have a full length out yet. Two music videos and one audio video are the only official releases thus far.

The crowd consisted of hipsters, alternative sets, and others. The set was made up of eight songs with very sparse in between song banter. From, "Television Romance" to "New Years Eve" and set closer, "There's A Honey", Pale Waves were spot on and sounded very professional.

Many in attendance were singing every lyric to the three songs they knew while eager to hear the new songs as well.

Their sound has been described as goth, alternative, even indie, with some pop influences. There is no denying the melody in their songs and the comparisons to some of the new wave bands of the 80's also makes some sense as well. But, Pale Waves are destined for larger audiences for sure. Dirty Hit (their record label) must also believe this to send the band to the US for a headline tour with no record to promote (yet).  The band had been here previously as an opener earlier in the year.

Once that full length comes out, and if we're lucky enough to have Pale Waves return to Seattle, make sure you catch that gig. This band is going places.

Cheers!

Mark Sugiyama
Eclectic Arts

Special Thanks: Joshua for the credentials. I appreciate it!











Monday, November 27, 2017

Beyond Haunted - UADA Interview!

Greetings!

It is with my great pleasure that I present UADA to the readers of Eclectic Arts.  Instead of boring you all with a long introduction (I've learned from my mistakes), I will let the interview do the talking so to speak.

Cheers!
Mark
EA

All photos by:  Peter Beste
Official Site

Provided by:  Jake Superchi




Eclectic Arts:  Jake - let's start with the current.  UADA just got off the road from an extensive US tour with Inquisition.  Tell us about the tour!
Jake Superchi (vocals/guitar): The tour went very well. We were very pleased to be apart of Inquisition's first US headlining tour. It was an honor for us all.

EA:  UADA have been played several festivals, many prestigious underground metal festivals as well.  How has the band managed to land slots on these festivals and more importantly how did they go?
JS: We have been very fortunate to see our debut receive so much attention. Luckily it has sparked the interest of many festivals. The reception we have received has been nothing short of amazing & we look forward to continuing our participation with these fests.

EA:  The band has been playing over a year supporting, "Devoid Of Light".  When you look back on the recording, what thoughts jump out to you now that you can distance yourself from the recording.
JS: While we are happy with how the first record came out you always look back thinking it could have been better in many ways. But because of where it has taken us, we really have to be content with it & use the learning experience to better ourselves on the next album.

EA:  This of course begs the questions - when will see the follow up album?
JS: The plan now is an early release in 2018. We will be finishing up the album by the end of the year. That is all I can say now.

EA:  UADA now has a trademark live presentation - fog, backlighting, hoods to cover identities, etc.  What, if anything, will be added to this presentation in the future?
JS: Like everything, it too will evolve but only time will tell what the future will bring.

EA:  Since you've been in the underground metal scene for decades now, what do you think of the current metal scene?
JS: I think it is stronger as it's ever been & continuing to grow & expand. People today seem more open minded & supportive to the ideology & message behind this art. We can only survive & thrive with the support of the fans & it is fortunate that to is expanding.

EA:  Let's geek out on gear for a bit - are you playing a Parker guitar?  If so, what made you choose them as your weapon of choice?  What about your amps, heads, effects, etc?
JS: Yes, I play a US Parker Fly Deluxe. I've had this guitar since the year 2001 & it has only been used a handful of times for recording. I kept it in pristine condition & in 2015 realized it was time to take this piece with me on the road. It is my prize possession. As far as the rest I can't give away my secrets.

EA:  What would the fan of UADA be surprised you listen to/have in your collection?
JS: I don't think I really have anything that would surprise others. It seems most people into this style of music also have eclectic taste.

EA:  We knew of each other's bands/projects way back in 2000 (back when I had hair HA).  What got you started in the music business?
JS: Music has always been my life, since I can remember. Getting into the business end of it was my only hope to see my passion through. As many know business can be a grotesque place with snakes around every corner waiting to take everything you've worked for. Understanding how it all works will be the saving grace to our future & no one is willing to teach it. We have to learn & work for it ourselves.

EA:  Purely for fun - who would you like to collaborate with in the future?
JS: Attila Csihar. His vocals have always been a big inspiration.

EA:  Jake - thanks for taking the time to do this interview!  The last words are for you.  What would you like to say to everyone?
JS: Thank you Mark. I'd just like to send my regards & deepest appreciation to those who support UADA. Without you all we cannot exist. Salute!

Official UADA Bandcamp


Official Facebook




Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Friendsgiving Music with YVETTE YOUNG! Gig Review from Seattle, WA 11/19/17



Yvette Young

So Much Light

Beyond The Woods

El Corazon
Seattle, WA
11/19/17


Greetings,

I went into this show thinking I was a guitarist.  Granted, I realize my chops are fairly non- existent at this point but I can still play a bit when the time calls.  I left this show knowing I'm not much of a guitarist. 

Why you ask?

I watched in admiration and defeat as Yvette Young played her Cort acoustic/electric guitar with the ease of a master.  She also sang on many of her tunes at the same time.  My guitars will now serve me in another capacity - perhaps a coffee table, as I don't have one.

In all seriousness, I was looking forward to a music-oriented night on Sunday at El Corazon.  What I mean by that is every show I've seen at El Corazon, and Graceland before it, etc. has either been metal, hard rock, punk, or something similar.  I know they get the indie artist in there and locals as well (many locals as a matter of fact) but for me when I saw folding chairs in front of the stage I knew this was going to be a music-oriented show.

I had the pleasure of interviewing Yvette Young before the show upstairs in the green room.  Any time I've been able to speak to an artist before their set, it always impacts how I hear/see their performance.  I'm thinking about what we discussed during the interview and then how that shapes what they're doing on stage.  This has always been a plus, never a minus.  Yvette Young was no exception.

There was a good crowd on hand for the first band - locals called Beyond The Woods.  A four-piece performing acoustically, they had many friends and family members in attendance.  They performed a direct half hour set of instrumentals.  Their musicianship was definitely noticeable, at least to me it was.  I understand that they're normally a rocked out progressive metal band so this set was something unusual for them.  The songs were there and they went over well with the somewhat biased crowd.  But, hey, I didn't know them from a hole in the wall and I enjoyed their set, too.  I'd be interested in checking them out in their normal environment of headbanging madness.  Let me know, guys.

After a short changeover, the touring special guest slot took the stage.  So Much Light was the project of one man.  I was going to say young man but like half of the people I review are young men compared to me so I'll just say man.  Backed with a guitar, laptop, pedal board, drum machine, and other gadgets, So Much Light played a set of songs that were hard to describe.  At times singer-songwriter and others pop influenced, the songs were performed from the heart, usually playing electric guitar while singing lead on the tunes.  He had good in between song banter, which is normally the trademark of someone that has gigged around.  I enjoyed his set as well.  Things were off to a great start with the first two artists.

This left the headliner who I came to see - Yvette Young.  Yvette definitely had her fans in attendance, some of whom I think I saw her when her band Covet played the Vera Project earlier this year.  She came out to sit on a stool, coffee cup on the floor by her feet, with an acoustic/electric guitar and a microphone. 

The set was markedly different than Covet.  She sang on nearly every tune she played while performing her freakishly good guitar technique on her acoustic guitar.  Finger picking and two hand playing, Yvette's songs felt very, very personal to these ears.  I would love to read the lyrics to her songs as I think they would shed even more light on this topic. 

Her voice reminded me of Vienna Teng.  I know it's not kosher for some to compare an artist to another but there are definitely parallels between the two.  Vienna Teng is also one of the best examples of artists out there so this is a high compliment.  (If you're reading this Yvette, I'll message you about Vienna's music and her life story).

I have to hand it to the crowd Sunday night.  They were pin-drop quiet.  It was a beautiful and much appreciated way to absorb every note of music that was being performed.  Yvette Young is an artist with such humble yet strong intentions.  It was truly a pleasure attending her concert and she, like a few others I've met this year, reaffirmed that we artist types are everywhere. 

The show ended earlier than I'm used to but it wasn't short.  It was just right.  For all you readers out there, who also consider themselves artistic, go check out Yvette Young, Covet, and anything else she does.  You can feel her wings artistically spreading as she continues to explore and grace us with her art.

Believe me, you'll want to go along for this ride.  Cheers!


Kind regards,
Mark Sugiyama
Eclectic Arts

Special Thanks:  Yvette Young for guesting me and for taking the time to do the video interview.  I enjoyed meeting you and learning more about your work.  I hope I can cover your show again the next time you're in the area.  Thank you!





Video Interview with Yvette Young


Live from El Corazon