Portland, OR
Portland’s annual Quiet Music Festival, Chris Johanson’s sleepy little lamb of a program, rears its downy head once again this weekend at Disjecta.
"We’ve got an even softer floor this year so we anticipate more sleeping," says Chris. "This is a great place to come if you’ve ever wanted to sleep with a group of people.”
This year’s list of light-hitters includes Marisa Anderson, American Music Club’s Mark Eitzel, Neal Morgan in a collaborative set with Pulse Emitter, The Mekons’ Sally Timms and many more. Let ‘em lull you.

Portland, OR

Portland’s annual Quiet Music Festival, Chris Johanson’s sleepy little lamb of a program, rears its downy head once again this weekend at Disjecta.

"We’ve got an even softer floor this year so we anticipate more sleeping," says Chris. "This is a great place to come if you’ve ever wanted to sleep with a group of people.”

This year’s list of light-hitters includes Marisa Anderson, American Music Club’s Mark EitzelNeal Morgan in a collaborative set with Pulse Emitter, The Mekons’ Sally Timms and many more. Let ‘em lull you.


Portland, Oregon
Ace Hotel Portland is happy to host a night of art and revelry at The Cleaners this Sunday January 19, and all for an awfully good cause. Stereo Sound Agency’s Arthur Lindsey has put together a robust roster of local and national art luminaries for a silent auction to benefit Camp Starlight — a summer sleep-away camp for children of the Pacific Northwest affected by HIV/AIDS. 
With works by dozens of artists from Portland and beyond up on the auction block, the catalog’s got us checking on our checking accounts and chomping at the bit over pieces donated by Chris Johanson, Russ Pope, Rich Jacobs, Sage Corson (pictured above), Thomas Campbell, Lori Damiano, Aaron Frisby, and more.
Festivities get underway at 5 pm and run til 10, with free beer, wine, and hors d’oeuvres thrown in.

Portland, Oregon

Ace Hotel Portland is happy to host a night of art and revelry at The Cleaners this Sunday January 19, and all for an awfully good cause. Stereo Sound Agency’s Arthur Lindsey has put together a robust roster of local and national art luminaries for a silent auction to benefit Camp Starlight — a summer sleep-away camp for children of the Pacific Northwest affected by HIV/AIDS. 

With works by dozens of artists from Portland and beyond up on the auction block, the catalog’s got us checking on our checking accounts and chomping at the bit over pieces donated by Chris Johanson, Russ Pope, Rich JacobsSage Corson (pictured above), Thomas CampbellLori Damiano, Aaron Frisby, and more.

Festivities get underway at 5 pm and run til 10, with free beer, wine, and hors d’oeuvres thrown in.


Sexiest man of the year and friend to animals Chris Johanson is also an artist. Meet him and some friends to celebrate his new Phaidon Contemporary Artists’ Monograph at Monograph Bookwerks on Alberta in Northeast Portland tonight. Chris says: “Jonathan Raymond the Portland writer who is a contributor to the book will be there. Sun Foot will play 3 songs. And we are going to have a really good time.” You can see all the details on Monograph’s blog.

Sexiest man of the year and friend to animals Chris Johanson is also an artist. Meet him and some friends to celebrate his new Phaidon Contemporary Artists’ Monograph at Monograph Bookwerks on Alberta in Northeast Portland tonight. Chris says: “Jonathan Raymond the Portland writer who is a contributor to the book will be there. Sun Foot will play 3 songs. And we are going to have a really good time.” You can see all the details on Monograph’s blog.


Chris Johanson's Quiet Music Festival begins tonight at Disjecta in Portland. “With so much blown yang energy,” Chris says, “people need to get into their yin energy and power, and we’re excited about the possibility of people falling asleep during the performances this year. Our mission is to find more rugs and pillows for the upcoming festival, so they’ll be even more objects to fall asleep on.” He adds, “Expect to have good dreams.”
Soothecore ear-kissers include Sun Foot, Dragging An Ox Through Water, Heidi Alexander, cellist Lori Goldston, Meg Baird, Michael Henrickson, Money Mark, Sun Foot, Peggy Honeywell, White Magic, Volunteers Park and a multi-piece act by Tara Jane O’Neil that fuses stone age technology with electronic devices.
Plummet into slumber with us tonight and tomorrow — you can get tickets at the door for one or both nights.

Chris Johanson's Quiet Music Festival begins tonight at Disjecta in Portland. “With so much blown yang energy,” Chris says, “people need to get into their yin energy and power, and we’re excited about the possibility of people falling asleep during the performances this year. Our mission is to find more rugs and pillows for the upcoming festival, so they’ll be even more objects to fall asleep on.” He adds, “Expect to have good dreams.”

Soothecore ear-kissers include Sun Foot, Dragging An Ox Through Water, Heidi Alexander, cellist Lori Goldston, Meg Baird, Michael Henrickson, Money Mark, Sun Foot, Peggy Honeywell, White Magic, Volunteers Park and a multi-piece act by Tara Jane O’Neil that fuses stone age technology with electronic devices.

Plummet into slumber with us tonight and tomorrow — you can get tickets at the door for one or both nights.


The Thing Quarterly is an “object-based publication” based in San Francisco, the mindpup of artists Jonn Herschend and Will Rogan. Each issue is some useful thing, as conceived by the nimble imaginations of a shifting line-up of artists — a shower curtain by Dave Eggers, a pull-down window shade by Miranda July, a set of ceramic wine cups by Chris Johanson.

The latest edition of The Thing is the Fabric of Events 2013 Calendar by our esteemed colleague and friend, artist and filmmaker Mike Mills. The edition combines a series of half-toned images of historic persons, things, animals and events culled from Google Image searches and accompanied by text, some more obviously inter-related than others — with a notebook for planning your next calendar year. In Mike’s own words: “The idea of a historical fabric points to a non-hierarchical, non-linear way of understanding how moments, events, laws, things external and ‘real’ and things internal and subjective can shape our present story of who we are and how we love and are alone, how we are controlled and attempt to be free, and our relationship to different kinds of people and plants and animals.” The Mike Mills’s edition of The Thing Quarterly is available starting today at Project No.8 at Ace Hotel New York.

The Thing Quarterly is an “object-based publication” based in San Francisco, the mindpup of artists Jonn Herschend and Will Rogan. Each issue is some useful thing, as conceived by the nimble imaginations of a shifting line-up of artists — a shower curtain by Dave Eggers, a pull-down window shade by Miranda July, a set of ceramic wine cups by Chris Johanson.

The latest edition of The Thing is the Fabric of Events 2013 Calendar by our esteemed colleague and friend, artist and filmmaker Mike Mills. The edition combines a series of half-toned images of historic persons, things, animals and events culled from Google Image searches and accompanied by text, some more obviously inter-related than others — with a notebook for planning your next calendar year. In Mike’s own words: “The idea of a historical fabric points to a non-hierarchical, non-linear way of understanding how moments, events, laws, things external and ‘real’ and things internal and subjective can shape our present story of who we are and how we love and are alone, how we are controlled and attempt to be free, and our relationship to different kinds of people and plants and animals.” The Mike Mills’s edition of The Thing Quarterly is available starting today at Project No.8 at Ace Hotel New York.


The one and only Chris Johanson held a percussion workshop at Summer School 2012 at Ace Hotel & Swim Club. This is the track he recorded with a bunch of Ace guests by the pool, a painting he made about it, and a picture of Chris and folks. And here’s what Chris had to say about it:
This is an art making situation where everyone is going to make some new art. We are going to talk about life though stories, percussion and paint. When we are done everyone will leave with a CD of music that they will never forget making. I have an idea what we are going to do but as we know in this trip called life, you never know how it is going to go. There could be some detours, a bump in the road, an unexpected beautiful who knows what, etc. I can tell you this, it will be fun and at the very least awkward. So come on into the art class and have a good time.

The one and only Chris Johanson held a percussion workshop at Summer School 2012 at Ace Hotel & Swim Club. This is the track he recorded with a bunch of Ace guests by the pool, a painting he made about it, and a picture of Chris and folks. And here’s what Chris had to say about it:

This is an art making situation where everyone is going to make some new art. We are going to talk about life though stories, percussion and paint. When we are done everyone will leave with a CD of music that they will never forget making. I have an idea what we are going to do but as we know in this trip called life, you never know how it is going to go. There could be some detours, a bump in the road, an unexpected beautiful who knows what, etc. I can tell you this, it will be fun and at the very least awkward. So come on into the art class and have a good time.


Summer School has returned — this weekend we have the amazing Chris Johanson teaching a percussion workshop, Johanna Jackson leading an abstract expressionism cake decorating session, Abby Portner (set designer for Animal Collective) making puppets, and Brian Roettinger leading the class in hand-lettering and zine-making. You can do all this drunk, sober or high on life in the Clubhouse next to the pool — and you’ll leave with your very own art. The cake — you will probably want to eat that before you go. Unless you get truly abstract and it becomes inedible.
As always, Matt and Chris of School Night LA are bringing rad bands and DJs to the pool and the Amigo Room all weekend including The Miracals, Chasing Kings, American Royalty, Good Night Keaton and Justin Cornwall.
Rooms are on the cheap, and all workshops are free for guests and Swim Club members and day pass holders. Last year was a truly incredible experience, and we’re so excited to be back in the poolside-art-making-saddle once again.
See more about everything here. And see more about one of our summer school teachers here:

Summer School has returned — this weekend we have the amazing Chris Johanson teaching a percussion workshop, Johanna Jackson leading an abstract expressionism cake decorating session, Abby Portner (set designer for Animal Collective) making puppets, and Brian Roettinger leading the class in hand-lettering and zine-making. You can do all this drunk, sober or high on life in the Clubhouse next to the pool — and you’ll leave with your very own art. The cake — you will probably want to eat that before you go. Unless you get truly abstract and it becomes inedible.

As always, Matt and Chris of School Night LA are bringing rad bands and DJs to the pool and the Amigo Room all weekend including The Miracals, Chasing Kings, American Royalty, Good Night Keaton and Justin Cornwall.

Rooms are on the cheap, and all workshops are free for guests and Swim Club members and day pass holders. Last year was a truly incredible experience, and we’re so excited to be back in the poolside-art-making-saddle once again.

See more about everything here. And see more about one of our summer school teachers here:


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