The window sign is live, the show is up and I'm pausing to soak in the surreality of this moment. Tonight, I'll take to my little wine box and lean into public vulnerability in an entirely new way for me; I will share my journey through spoken word poetry set to live music alongside a dear friend's body of artwork.
Over the last two years, writing has proved a trusted companion, a crucial teacher and catalyst for healing as I've processed varied challenges and opportunities to let go.
Because my dear friend Cherie refers to her collection of mixed media pieces as the 'surface of reality' - and when we saw the thread of similarity that runs through what we've each separately and simultaneously created - the "Bethany Crouch and The Surface of Reality" show was born.
Alongside guitarist Matt DeFer and song bowlist Dana Marie, my intent tonight, Friday February 15th is to, through spoken word, take the audience beyond the surface of my reality. Pianist extraordinaire Greg Willett will delight on a one of a kind magically enlivened acrylic crystal grand (with LED lights!) from The Piano Store in Rocklin.
Thanks to Groundswell, we curated a three part art immersion, each set lasting about 15 minutes with 15 minute interludes during which the audience can mingle, check out the art up close and learn more about Groundswell. Boeger is donating the wine bar which will benefit local non profit 916 Ink's programs empowering our area's youth through creative writing workshops and camps.
Wednesday night, Cherie and I chatted about the show with Kitty on KFBK and shared our story with Arnie States during his Thursday morning podcast. Friday during the 8am hour, Good Day will feature Ben Nieves and his mesmerizing custom piano.
I'm beyond grateful to the crew of awesome humans who said yes to helping Cherie and me bring this vision to life. I'm filled with unshakeable joy and deep wells of gratitude for the whole magnificent team of volunteers.
To my husband who has and continues to ride the wild wave with me, thank you. I love you.
There are still tickets available. Link in bio.
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