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March Gets RAW

Zach Blas

Zach Blas is one of the featured artists at RAW.

Reed Arts Week (known to the initiated as RAW), Reed's annual student-run arts festival is back, and this year it is bringing some of the best artists and performers from around the nation, and around campus. Check out the press release:

The 24th annual Reed Arts Week (RAW) is pleased to announce the theme REVERIE. We see it as an opportunity to consider the fluidity of the aesthetic and physical dispositions by which we situate ourselves. To experience REVERIE is to become dislocated, excised from the familiar and submerged in the irrational. RAW 2013: REVERIE aims to invoke an atmosphere of amorphous resolution, a space in which participants can confront the dubiousness of their situations and acknowledge the indeterminacy upon which they situate themselves. During March 6–10, the Reed College campus will host visiting artists, lectures, installations, performances, and student art projects.

Joining us will be New York-based video artist Michael Robinson, Seattle performance duo Shabazz Palaces, Los Angeles artist-theorist Zach Blas, Portland artist and musician Grouper, San Francisco-based artist Chris Ando/John Oven and the Millenials, NYC–based multi-instrumentalist ONEIROGEN, Los Angeles-based artist and composer John Wiese, Portland multi-media artist Brenna Murphy, Seattle-based producer and musician OCnotes, and Portland-based artists Nick Makanna and Brandon.

Schedules and map showing locations and times of the exhibitions will be available on campus and online

March just got a little less dreary.