Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Free Life Center at Needles + Pens.

"Mark Warren Jacques and Seth Neefus are two Portland-based artists embarking on a dream. Free Life Center houses their optimism and creativity, and you are invited to join them as they take their mobile art center on a nomadic journey. 

Free Life Center is a large scale freestanding installation crafted from salvaged and reclaimed building materials. The one-room structure emanates the artists' homespun aesthetic and their commitment to DIY craftsmanship. The construction is modular (built in easily movable sections), can be adapted to suit a variety of configurations, and fits into the duo's 22ft. tour truck. And touring the installation is their plan. The entire West Coast to start, and Country wide eventually.

Whether it is a traditional gallery space or a site-specific event outdoors, these vagabond dreamers will host community events, musical performances, workshops, drawing parties, and more within the walls of the Free Life Center. Inspired by the community of free thinkers around them, they bring knowledge of creativity and simplicity to encourage others to share the "free life" with them."

-Leslie Miller
Pacific Northwest College of Art