The Art Inventory

April 18, 2017

‘Henry’ Asks For Donations To Publish A New Book, ‘Mystic Hug Thug!’

Kirby Lindsay Laney
Samples of original art by Ryan 'Henry' Ward.

Samples of original art by Ryan ‘Henry’ Ward.

Ryan Ward, best known as muralist ‘Henry’, is in the process of self-publishing a new book.  ‘Mystic Hug Thug’ will take readers on a journey through his most cherished art, and his philosophical musings in the realm of spirit, the meaning of life and the importance of kindness.

Ward’s greatest hope is that the book will contribute to people’s happiness and well-being.

A sample page from 'Mystic Hug Thug' by Ryan 'Henry' Ward

A sample page from ‘Mystic Hug Thug’ by Ryan ‘Henry’ Ward

The book, appropriate for all ages, will be available for purchase before Christmas, yet donors who help make the dream a reality can save $5 on pre-ordered copies.

Visit the Indiegogo crowd-sourcing site, to learn about perks of donating to publication of this limited-edition (3,000 printed) art book.  Perks include limited edition prints and signed copies of ‘Mystic Hug Thug.’  Please visit Ryan Henry Ward’s Indiegogo page for more information.


Orchestra Seattle & Seattle Chamber Singers Bring Brahms, And ‘La Nuit Infinie’

Kirby Lindsay Laney
Hear three famous composers performed by the OSSCS.

Hear three famous composers performed by the OSSCS.

This Saturday, on April 22nd, at 7:30p, Orchestra Seattle & the Seattle Chamber Singers (OSSCS) will perform at the First Free Methodist Church (near Seattle Pacific University,) a concert that includes Brahms ‘A German Requiem.’  And on May 13th, starting at 6p, the OSSCS will return to Fremont, at the Fremont Abbey Arts Center, for a fundraising auction, La Nuit Infinie, to support their musical program.

The April 22nd concert will feature Brahms, and his German Requiem which deals with the fleeting nature of life, the need for solace following loss, the hope of a final attainment of peace and the rewards for struggle.  Brahms composed this piece not as a mass for the dead, but as a comfort and consolation for the living.  The concert will also include the ‘Ave Verum Corpus’ by Mozart and Piano Concerto No. 2 by Chopin.

Raise funds for the music of OSSCS at this fun fundraiser on May 13th.

Raise funds for the music of OSSCS at this fun fundraiser on May 13th.

In collaboration with the Chopin Foundation, the OSSCS will feature 15-year-old pianist Stephen Binondo, the winner of the annual Chopin competition.  As with most OSSCS concerts, ticket holders can arrive at 6:30p for a pre-concert talk ‘Behind the Music’ to learn more about Mozart, Brahms and Chopin.

To step even further into the music, consider supporting OSSCS at their annual fundraiser & auction on May 13th.  This cabaret themed evening, set in 19th century Paris at the Moulin Rouge, will benefit the 2017/18 season of Orchestra Seattle & Seattle Chamber Singers.  Practice your can-can, bid on dozens of items and experiences, enter a raffle, join the dessert dash, and play games, all while feasting on the very best in French cuisine by Madres KitchenTickets can be purchased through Brown Paper Tickets, for a limited time.

For more information on the OSSCS and all its programs, visit the Orchestra Seattle & Seattle Chamber Singers website.


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