Wowie Kazowie! We had a huge BOFFO service on Sunday! Packed to the rafters and filled with JOY! JOY! JOY! Hot on the heels of our Obie Award, we had an amazing mix of beautiful regulars and lively and enthusiastic newcomers. So much gratitude and loving support in the room, and a lot really amazing art and artists. The Secret City is ON FIRE!!
Above is one of Charles Lahti’s silkscreens, they were the featured visual art for the day.
Below is the amazing ‘altar-cloth’ made by John Devaney, on the theme of MEMORY.
Here’s a sweet group of folks, chatting during the Mingling Ritual.
Here”s the adorable Mike Dunn, he’s in town doing Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson at the Public, and he did our food offering this month.
He made asparagus with a tangerine sauce. MMMMMM tasty. His pink shirt and pedal pushers are pretty tasty, too…
Here’s our own Matt Maher, giving an interactive performance on the elusive nature of memory and story…
This is Jonny Rodgers, preparing his wine glasses. Jonny played a song for us, Swung on a Swing, using guitar, wine glasses with water, mixer and his beautiful ethereal voice.
Here’s the enchanting Taylor Mac, who performed an amazing deconstructed version of MEMORY, from CATS….on the ukulele.
SWEET SARAH! in front of one of Charles’ silkscreens. Yummy Yellow!
Look at all those happy, beautiful, creative people!! Such an incredible community.
I ADORE these two men. Matt Maher and Greg Walloch.
Dru and Steve and their pal.
The incredible, witty and charming Charlotte Booker. She read from Joan Collins’ autobiography, Past Imperfect…(it was joan’s birthday on the 23rd…what?)
Deanna, Genevieve and Erik. Genevieve baked madeleines for the refreshment hour — in honor of PROUST!!
Beautiful ladies of the Secret City. And here’s the wonderful Charles Lahti himself…
and here’s a super-cute shot of taylor and patrick.
Tom Hart and Rachel Coloff — Rachel is doing our flower installations for the altar nowadays, and Tom helped her out this month. Thanks to both of them for making something beautiful. And Tom’s going to design some new Tshirts for us!
Here’s the altar/installation…love those lavender/grey roses…and the clock…memory.
So, it was incredible. So much love and joy. And the continuing creation of this piece of collaborative art that is unfolding in profound and beautiful ways. At one point in the early part of the service, where i say, “We are lovers of beauty, and beauty is everywhere present…” i looked up and into this room packed full of beauty and people who make the world more beautiful and i realized how true this is. And the Secret City is a reflection of this community’s desire to make the world a more beautiful, meaningful, radical and creative place. And this is only the beginning…