Please join us Friday April 5th, 2019 for incarnation #47 of our occasional salon series of new works by local artists.


     Talli Jackson

      Kattt Atchley and Suki O’kane

VIDEO:      Jenny Stulberg

                          Allison Holt and Thollem McDonas

                  Sebastian Alvarez


WHEN / WHERE: Doors are at 8p, show starts at 8.30p. Suggested donation of 10$ – 15$ w/ NOTA.

The MilkBar is at 241 South 1st Street, Unit A. Richmond CA 94804.


ABOUT THE PIECES: a few words from some of this evenings artists

Playing Field: Clear   Atchley and O’Kane

is the project of vocalist Kattt Atchley and percussionist Suki O’Kane. They incubated tonight’s collaboration at the Milk Bar beginning in the summer of 2018 as an improvising trio with the bird residing in the Milk Bar rafters. The bird has since moved on or their sound expanded, and a duo remains to ply their alchemical strategy of voice, bass drum, percussion, and feedback to create a unified sound that envelopes both performer and listener. Audience members are encouraged to move around, dance, wander to studio corners to collect high tones, whatever…

Autopoiesis : Holt and McDonas

Autopoiesis is a collaborative work-in-progress between Allison Leigh Holt and Thollem McDonas, and was conceived as part of ‘Technicolor Grey Zone’, a multimedia collaboration that includes the moving image works of Martha Colburn (U.S./Holland), Tuia Cherici (Italy/France), ACVilla (U.S.), Germaul Barnes (U.S.), and Peter Sparling (U.S.). Thollem has worked with each of these artists on various projects throughout North America and Europe including Maxxi Museum (Rome), Teatro Centre Municipal Culture (Gap, France), Teatro do Campo Alegre (Porto, Portugal), University of Illinois, Central Park Summer Stage Festival, Philadelphia Museum of Art, New Museum, SF MOMA, Crowley Theater, San Diego Institute of Art, Crystal Bridges, Toledo Museum of Art, Trinosophes, Pioneer Works, Northwest Film Forum, SITE Santa Fe, Sundance, Rotterdam Film Festival and more.

The term autopoiesis refers to the efforts all organisms make to maintain an inner equilibrium in the face of an ever-changing environment, contending with what works in concert with their internal systems and what doesn’t in a variety of ways. Much like a murmuration of starlings, this ongoing process of self-adjustment is always unique.

Truth/Project : Talli Jackson

Subjectively true. Ambiguous honesty. Opaque transparent. Sometimes we choose our reality. Sometimes we choose the reality we choose. We cannot choose the realities we choose to choose.

Talli Jackson was born and raised in Liberty, NY. He was a member of the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company from 2009 to 2017. During that time he originated roles in ten evening-length works and was involved with the re-staging and extensive touring of some of Jones’ and Zane’s pioneering duets, including Monkey Run Road (1979), Blauvelt Mountain 1980) and Valley Cottage (1981). In addition to his work with the Bill T Jones/Arnie Zane Co., he has had the pleasure of working as a freelance artist with The Francesca Harper Project, Paul Matteson, Erick Montes, Joseph Poulson, and The Vanaver Caravan. He was a recipient of full scholarships from the American Dance Festival in ‘06 and ’08, the Bates Dance Festival, and the Ailey School. In 2013, Talli was honored with a Princess Grace Award in dance.

BART / transit Directions and more info below:

We are easily bike accessible from the San Francisco Bay Trail, approximately a 1.4 mile ride from Richmond BART and 3 miles from the El Cerrito Bart.

Via public transit – Take BART to the Richmond BART Station. Take the 72M (Pt Richmond Direction) AC transit bus from Richmond BART to Macdonald ave / 1st St. OR the Golden Gate Transit 42 bus exiting at the Harbor Way and Virginia stop.

Please do not hesitate to call if you are at all confused, we are available for rides back to BART after the show.

Driving Directions

(from Oakland/Berkeley and Eastern SF):

Take 80 EAST / 580 WEST to Berkeley / Sacramento / San Rafael. Just past the Gilman St. exit stay in the right lanes to take 580 WEST toward San Rafael / Richmond.

 Take EXIT 9A HARBOR WAY SOUTH/ CUTTING BLVD. At the end of the ramp turn LEFT on Cutting Blvd. toward Pt. Richmond. Cross the freeway and turn RIGHT on SOUTH 2nd st. (there are signs for Bridge Storage and Art Center here). Take the 1st LEFT on MAINE AVE. Maine dead ends at 1st St. TURN RIGHT. We are on the left at 241a 1st.

There is no buzzer – Latecomers call or text (510) 205-7103 or 510 289 5188. We will let you in at an appropriate break.

We hope to see you there.

 Merlin, Mary and Ian