This is a past local hangout
Jesse Waldman Music & Joanne Open Art Studio
- Initiated by:
- Joanne Probyn Art at Eastside Atelier
- 10b - 1310 William Street
- Enter through the last, single glass door on William at Clark. Go upstairs and through the gallery lobby. Follow the yellow line on the floor to the east wing, studio 10B.
“Whether he's banging out the blues on his 1959 Harmony Stratotone Jupiter or crooning an acoustic-folk tune, Jesse Waldman never sounds like he's doing anything other than baring his soul.” — John Lucas, Mike Usinger - The Georgia Straight Experience an intimate, blues performance in a working artist's studio in Eastside Atelier. Vancouver-based, guitar hero, singer-songwriter Jesse Waldman has played countless pubs, soft-seat theatres and major music festivals. He's been a long-time inspiration to Joanne. Cozy up and drift away in an oasis of soulful sounds and beautiful art. Coincides with First Saturday 12-5pm. Show 3:30pm (doors 2:30pm) Dinner 5:30pm Come early to chat and view art. One of JESSE WALDMAN’s most cherished possessions is a cassette of his grandmother singing the Yiddish folk song Papirosen to his mother. A remnant, like the abandoned guitar discovered in his parent’s basement, that drove his rock ‘n roll dreams out of the suburban sprawl of Thornhill, Ontario, and into the bars of downtown Toronto. A journey cross-country led him to mountains, ocean, and into the arms of Vancouver's Commercial Drive music scene. Now his home of over twenty years, the West Coast continues to inspire his lush imagery, sublime melodies, and outstanding technique. Influenced by folk and blues pioneers Townes Van Zandt, JJ Cale, and Neil Young, Jesse has toured Canada, Western US, and the UK, performing everywhere from local pubs to soft-seat theatres, appearing at major festivals including Vancouver's Folk and International Jazz Fests, Burnaby Blues and Roots Fest and Mission Folk Fest. Mansion Full of Ghosts is Jesse's highly anticipated solo debut, an exploration of the city's vast duality, a backdrop of beauty mirrored by a fierce underbelly, and a need to keep a light on in the dark. JOANNE PROBYN is a contemporary artist best known for her acrylic, abstract paintings and hand embroidery. She often explores themes of growth, the human condition and interconnection. Probyn’s creative pursuits have been exhibited and published widely including Fun Size, an art book by Jen Tough Gallery, New Mexico. She has collaborated on murals including two in the Vancouver Mural Festival. Career heights include local and international awards such as North Vancouver Arts Council Award for Excellence in Painting. Probyn completed her IDEA School of Design education at Capilano University and holds a certificate in marketing management from UBC Sauder. Past professional activities include teaching therapeutic art for over eight years. She has studied with renowned painter, Kiff Holland, and Governor General Award recipient, Eric Metcalfe. Joanne sits on the First Saturday steering committee. She is hosting a paint nite soon. Stay tuned! INFO https://bit.ly/ProbynArt_JesseLanding TICKETS https://bit.ly/ProbynArt_JesseTix
Looking forward to seeing you Saturday! I posted a reel on Instagram introducing a new painting inspired by Jesse's music. Watch it here! :) https://www.instagram.com/reel/CrpRKwBtdDu/
I’m caught in crazy bad traffic and would likely just make it there by the time it’s ending. Really sorry.
Looking forward to the show! I'll just be coming for the concert. Happy early birthday, Joanne!