Jan Krist & Outpost Music and Art
I have been truly blessed by the grace of the audiences I have been playing for in MI, WI, IL, OH and IN. Many thanks to all those who attended our table top discussion during the FF & W at Calvin College in Grand Rapids.
Paste Magazine’s site is as bright and busy as a pinball machine. It’s great, you could get lost in it for days. I floated over it yesterday to see if they had posted Josh Jackson’s article on artists who paint (which I am part of ) and was totally geeked to find a link to a quiet little song from Blind Pilot @ Newport FF. I clicked on it and was only mildly disappointed to see that somehow my son Ian (the vibraphone player for BP) wasn’t on the video. Mildly-because they are really great no matter how you slice it. Perhaps the vibraphone would have been too loud. It was a very delicate sound, but I digress… Paste. Back in the 90′s Paste covered my work and one of my songs was on a Paste sampler. Then it was a real magazine with glossy pages and a CD in a back pocket. Now the pictures rotate, there are articles, videos, sound files and you can catch up on music news while listening to new music. It’s a deeply layered site and you may want to put it on your weekly haunt list.
Standout pieces include work by Ani de Franco, Hanna Hooper and Wade Schuman of Hazmat Modine (whose work really knocked me out ). Take a peek and see what you think. My work is on page 5 of 6.
Many thanks to Josh at Paste, Ellen Stanley at RedHouse Records and Dave Tamulevich at Tamulevich Artists Management.
The Glen East, held at Mt Holeyoak College in Hadley, MA was great fun. Many thanks to Greg Wolfe and Image for the opportunity to work with them and with the fabulous Kathleen Norris. For more information on Image Journal and the Glen Workshops visit: http://imagejournal.org/page/events/the-glen-workshop/2012/east/
Jim Bizer and I continue to tour together and our CD continues to do well. We will be starting work on a new Jan and Jim project this fall if all goes well.
I will be teaching out at the Grunewald Guild again in July of 2013, with a twist. Next year we are putting together a one day singer-songwriter festival.
Our songwriting school was a rowdy success this year. Many thanks to the great Jim Bizer for assisting in teaching the class.
The Grunewald is an amazing place for people whose art and music intersect with their personal faith. It is a ecumenical arts guild with master classes offered in clay, fiber arts, painting, glass and songwriting. You owe it to yourself to visit the Guild. It’s God’s trash heap for beauty. You’ll be amazed!
I hope to have a link soon here on the site for my art work.
I am now in my 4th year at IPFW (Indiana, Purdue U, Fort Wayne) and am working on metal, clay , drawing and mixed media pieces. I am also working for the University these days writing press releases and articles for the Marketing office on the Fine Arts Campus.
Thanks for checking in.
As always for booking info contact me through this site.