SappyFest artist residency program & Wish You Were Here tour:
In addition to these initial artists, SappyFest also announces the introduction of a new artist residency program and tour today. In the spirit of collaboration that first motivated the humble beginnings and development of SappyFest, Inc., this new residency sees ten artists from Sappy's past spanning multiple disciplines - written word, video, visual arts, puppetry, music, and new media - working together in the studio space above local pub and arts complex, Thunder & Lightning Ltd. in Sackville, NB from May 6 - 14, 2016.
At the end of the week, the collective works will be presented as a large exhibit at Thunder & Lightning. Coupled with a rock show, the exhibition will kick off the Wish You Were Here tour taking portions of the multi-disciplinary variety show on the road throughout the Maritimes.
Together, the residency and the tour aim to encapsulate all that has made Sappy, well, Sappy. Collaborations, good times, bad ideas.
The artists in residency are: Shotgun Jimmie, Ian Roy, Michael Feuerstack, Paul Henderson, Amy Siegel, Graeme Patterson, Mitchell Wiebe, Amanda Fauteux, Jon Claytor, and Steven Lambke.
The artists on tour are: Shotgun Jimmie, Ian Roy, G.L.A.M. BATS, Amy Siegel, andSteven Lambke.
Wish You Were Here tour dates are as follows:
May 14 - Sackville, NB @ Thunder & Lightning Ltd.
May 17 - Charlottetown, PE @ Baba's Lounge
May 19 - Fredericton, NB @ Wilser's Room
May 20 - Halifax, NS @ Gus' Pub
May 21 - Sydney, NS @ St. Patrick's Church