Northern’s upcoming second annual benefit auction

This month, September, is my last month as Gallery Director with Northern. I’m passing the project into the capable hands of Scott and Alex, local artists and entrepreneurs extraordinaire. After five years of working on the Olympia All Ages Project, from participating on the original board in 2008 to finding and renovating the original space […]

Quintron & Miss Pussycat @ Northern

On Tuesday, July 3rd, the enigmatic Quintron & Miss Pussycat headlined a show at Northern, with tourmate Dent May and K Recs big shot Calvin Johnson as opening acts. There were easily 90+ people there and Oh! The dancing! Dent May is a new fave – go check out his new album “Do Things” available […]

Hank Green & Harry and the Potters @ Northern

On Monday, July 30th, Northern hosted the 10 year “bandiversary” tour by Harry and The Potters, with long time friends The Potter Puppet Pals and Hank Green. Nerd rock at its finest, the show sold all 150 presale tickets to eager teenagers and their sometimes-less-than-eager parents. Regardless, it was Northern’s first bona fide sellout in […]

Photoland @ Northern

Right before I left for Buffalo, the interns at Evergreen’s renowned Photoland had an opening reception for their June show at Northern. It was a harried night, surely ending in debauchery for the grads. Another batch of fine photographers released into the turbulent seas of the art world. To swimming instead of sinking…

Welcome Back, Northern!

Northern is back! Finally. We had a soft opening just in time for Olympia’s annual spring ArtsWalk this past April. I’m talking by-the-skin-of-our-teeth kind of opening — the space still reeked of paint (I don’t think the restrooms were even dry yet) and the floor was covered in some weird red vegetable dust that supposedly […]

Northern Loves You!

Earlier this month, designer extraordinaire Michael Ryan Dellinger and I spent a considerable amount of time designing, setting type and printing the Northern Loves You CD jacket for the supporters that helped fund our successful Kickstarter Campaign. I must say, we make a good team. Check it out!