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BODY OF WORK: TATTOO CULTURE Opening Party 

Celebrate the artistry, history, and evolution of tattooing at the Body of Work: Tattoo Culture opening party!

Guests are encouraged to explore the new exhibition, chat with featured artists, witness the creativity and diversity of the Pacific Northwest tattoo community, and consider how their own body art (or lack thereof) expresses their identity.

Opening party details below…

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OPENING PARTY TICKETS

Event date  Friday, January 31, 2020
Event time  7-11pm
Event location  Sky Church @ MoPOP
Ages  This event is 21+ only

$23 Adults

$18 MoPOP Members

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FEATURING

MC Tootsie Spangles
Interdisciplinary performing artist
(storytelling, acting, burlesque, theater)

DJ OC Notes
KEXP DJ (Sunday Soul) and collaborator with
Black Constellation and Shabazz Palaces


BURLESQUE PERFORMANCE

La Petit Mort: A performance collective specializing in the darker side of burlesque art including music, contortion, belly dancing


IN-GALLERY PRESENTATIONS

Ricky Gaspar: PNW’s premier Polynesian tattoo artist based in Vancouver, WA

Grant Hindsley: Seattle-based freelance documentary, editorial, and commercial photographer

Sara Kay: Tattoo and visual artist at Parlour Tattoo in Seattle


INTERACTIVE ACTIVITIES

Mural art project by Overall Collective, a muralist collective based in Seattle


 

PANELS

Panel 1: Reimagining the Sideshow: Jim Rose, Burlesque, and Body Modification (moderated by Larry Reid)

Featuring:

  • Matt Crowley: One of the original performers of Seattle’s iconic Jim Rose Circus
  • Alison Braun: Noted music and portrait photographer
  • Louie Raffloer: Photographer and co-owner of Seattle’s Black Dog Forge
  • Larry Reid (moderator): Manager of the Fantagraphics Bookstore and Gallery, curator of Modern Primitives exhibition at Seattle’s Center of Contemporary Art

Panel 2: Evolution of the Art of Tattooing

Featuring:

  • Shannon Perry: Founder and artist at Valentine’s Tattoo Company
  • Lollie Morlock: Tattoo artist at Valentine’s Tattoo Company and musician
  • Damon Conklin: Tattoo artist, owner of Supergenius Tattoo, and painter
  • Heather Maranda: Oregon-based tattoo artist
  • Aaron Bell: Proprietor and artists at Seattle’s Slave to the Needle tattoo studio in Ballard

 

OPENING PARTY TICKETS

Event date  Friday, January 31, 2020
Event time  7-11pm
Event location  Sky Church @ MoPOP
Ages  This event is 21+ only

$23 Adults

$18 MoPOP Members

BUY PARTY TICKETS ▸

LIMITED AVAILABILITY

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