NEPO 5k Don't Run 2013
Yep, that's right - another year, another 5k coming up! Sierra, Zack and I are doing it again, currently buried deep in forms, spreadsheets and other planning tools. We are all looking forward to walking the route with artists and brainstorming about their proposals. The date is September 7th 2013, route will switch back to it's original direction heading back to Beacon Hill. Make sure to mark your calendars!
To all artists: We are currently collecting proposals for site specific artwork and performances - if you have a brilliant idea send it our way at email@example.com.
THANK YOU to all the artists that made such a wonderful work for NEPO 5k Don't Run this year!
Immense gratitude also goes to my great coconspirators/collaborators Sierra Stinson and Zack Bent, to our sponsors and to all the people and volunteers who made this event possible. And last but not least, thanks to all of you that came not running with us! Check out event photos here and come again! xok
OMG NEPO 5k DON'T RUN is coming up! SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 8, 2012
As you may imagine it's a very exciting - and very stressful - time here at NEPO control center. There are some details to be ironed out, red tape removed and few burning hoops jumped through, but all in all it's coming together nicely, not in the least thanks to my stellar co-curators Sierra Stinson and Zack Bent.
Did I mentioned that the route will be reversed? For the semblance of consistency we have to do something backwards - for those of you who still didn't figure this out: NEPO is OPEN BACKWARDS. So there, the route goes backwards this year. That also means that it goes downhill (and it's shortened). However you look at it it's a win-win situation. NEPO is back - expect the unexpected!
There are around 70 talented artists participating this year: Vis-a-Vis Society, Britta Johnson, Gretchen Bennett, Nathaniel Russell, Paul Komada, Lindsey Apodaca, MKNZ, Ruth Marie Tomlinson, Taylor Pinton, Matthew Hilger, Whitney Ford-Terry, Rumi Koshino, Joanna Lepore, Erin Elyse Burns, Graham Downing, Max Kraushaar, Virginia Wilcox, Hanita Schwartz, Meital Katz-Minerbo, Glenn Herlihy, Leanne Grimes, Brandon Aleson, Ken Turner, Serrah Russell, Sarah Galvin, Maggie Carson Romano, Eric John Olson, Anne Blackburn, Lauren Max, C.M. Ruiz, Nicholas Nyland, Nat Evans, Aaron Asis, Anna Koosmann, Stephen Sewell, Julia Haack, Ye-Ye Collective, Fictilis, Kate Clark, George Rodriguez, John Osebold, Chris Buening, Seth Damm, Keeara Rhoades, A K Mimi Alin, Allyce Wood, Andrew Peterson and meadow starts with p, Andy Fallat, Diana Falchuk, JD Banke, Eric E. Aguilar, NKO, Devon Midori Hale, Keely Isaak Meehan and Manifold Motion, Bryan Schoneman, Zack Bent, Jennifer Zwick, Rodrigo Valenzuela, Amanda Manitach, Alice Ghosti, Baso Fibonacci, Seanjohn Walsh and more.
I can't wait for all these fun, exciting and thoughtful projects come to life!
Finish-line show MCed by Jake Stratton will feature live music by Bavarian Village Band, multimedia show by Airport, DJ Never Leaves, performance by Seattle Butoh Festival, DAIPANbutoh dancers, storefront video installations, LxWxH pop-up store, food trucks and beer garden (cross your fingers, we are still working out the logistics).
Date: Saturday September 8, 2012
Registration by Vis-a-Vis Society at NEPO House 2:30-4:00pm
Don't Run 4:00-7:00pm
Finish-line show 6:00-10:00pm
Start at NEPO House on Beacon Hill (1723 S Lander Street, Seattle, WA 98144)
Finish in front of Kobe Terrace Park in the International District (S Main Street and Maynard Avenue S)
NEPO 5K DON'T RUN is organized by NEPO House. NEPO House is an Associated Program of Shunpike. This event is made possible by funding from 4Culture and the City of Seattle Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs. This program is also supported, in part, by a grant from the Washington State Arts Commission, and a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA).More info on our home page. ____________________________________________________________
Gearing up for NEPO 5k DON'T RUN 2012
NEPO 5k is hoping, skipping, crawling, jaunting, hobbling, trekking, stumbling, trotting, moonwalking, unruning and noruning back in 2012! Save your non-running energy and mark your calendars for Saturday September 8th 2012.
In addition to our new curatorial team consisting of Sierra Stinson, Zack Bent and myself, NEPO House is partnering with Dirk Park, Bryan Ohno and Beth Cullom to make this event even more awesomer. I'm supper excited to work with all of them!
There will be some changes - of course - to the course, but I won't say more till later. So stay tuned for more details!
Watch an awesome new movie trailer from the NEPO 5k 2011. ____________________________________________________________
Little Treats will be taking a break
Both Little Treats programing and I will be taking a break in the spring and summer 2012.
But before that happens -- and to make sure we go out with a bang -- Spaghetti CO. will present "Nepo is our part time home" - a one-night-only performance on Saturday March 17, 2012. More info here. Make sure to come see this!____________________________________________________________
Funding for the next 5k (and HAPPY NEW YEAR!)
Thank you Seattle Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs for the NCA Grant to fund our second annual NEPO 5k!____________________________________________________________
Exciting Little Treats ready for Fall and Winter
Make sure to visit our Little Treats page for a truly delicious programing coming up this Fall and Winter. Mark your calendar!____________________________________________________________
NEPO 5k DON'T RUN was a huge success!
It took me some time to sort out through hundreds of photos, but finally you can see photos and video from the event here. More video is coming up.
And don't forget to check out photos from the 5k NEPO House show.
Many, many thanks
to team NEPO and all the talented, hardworking and super responsible(!) artists who made NEPO 5k Don't Run so extraordinarily special! Also thanks to all (p)articipants for coming (and not running), thanks to Seattle for being a cool city and thanks to whoever is up there for the great weather!
This event is made possible by generous grants from Sprout Seattle, 4Culture, Seattle Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs and Beacon Hill Merchants. Thank you!
Thank you 911 Media Arts for lending your technical expertise and equipment support.
Brought to you by NEPO House with warm greetings from Team NEPO: Klara Glosova, Amanda Manitach, Bond Huberman, Rumi Koshino and Leanne Grimes. With support from Todd Jannausch, Erin Shafkind, Susanna Bluhm and Seth Damm. Banners by Francesca Lohmann. Logo by Troy Gua.____________________________________________________________
REMINDER: Little Treats opening is this Saturday!
I'm Sorry. Thank You. I Love You.
by Rumi Koshino
June 11, 2011 - 6-8pm. More info here.
Bake Sale for NEPO 5k: DON'T RUN
Look for our shopping cart filled with home baked goodies: NEPO Bake Sale will take place around the TK building this First Thursday - June 2, 2011.
BAAAM, you can hit the proverbial two birds with one hit: satisfy your sweet tooth while art-walking and help NEPO House raise money for the first ever DON'T RUN .
If you don't want the calories and rotten teeth consider donating right here (click the pledge button on the left). NEPO House is a non-profit art organization under Shunpike's Partner Artist Program. All proceeds will go to producing NEPO 5k DON'T Run - a city wide art event open and free to public.
NEPO 5K DON'T RUN takes home the Sprout Award
NEPO House is super excited to win the 3rd Sprout award. Thank you Sprout Seattle, we will put your grant money to a very good use on our next project NEPO 5k: DON'T RUN! We were honored to be presenting among such talented artists and exciting projects. We thought all the projects were very inspiring and deserving. Also many thanks to all that attended Sprout dinner last night and made this award possible.
Read more about Sprout on Joey Veltkamp's Best of.
For those who may not know, mark your calendars - the very first DON'T RUN will take place in Seattle on September 10th 2011 (9.10.11).
Here is a short video preview to give you a taste of what's coming up:____________________________________________________________
COMING TO SEATTLE 9/10/11 - WATCH OUT!
For more info about NEPO 5k DON't RUN go here.____________________________________________________________
5K preparation hits a running start (but in the end, ends up walking)
As might be expected, organizing the NEPO event of the year - more expansive and far-reaching than ever before - has been a complex process and kept us on our toes. In the past two months the projected goal of NEPO 5K Show and Run has taken a U-turn and evolved a bit.
Instead of a 5K run, the September 10th event will be a NEPO 5K DON'T RUN (the City of Seattle was ultimately unable to give us a permit to run in the streets, so we renamed our event accordingly). The new scheduled route of events will begin in Pioneer Square at Occidental Park and will integrate a number of performance art events as well as the participation of area galleries. Along the route to NEPO House, guests will find neighborhoods turned inside out (a city wide OPEN house) and will encounter a variety of happenings, interventions, and performances performed by local artists. This NEPO 5K DON'T RUN (hop, skip, crawl, jaunt, hobble, trek, stumble, trot, moonwalk, walkabout, nur, unrun and norun) is scheduled for 4pm - 6pm. The route concludes at NEPO House, which will be hosting its (un)usual blend of art, performance, and inversions from 6pm - 9pm. Mark your calendars accordingly!
Still wondering what NEPO is all about?
Watch a short NEPO video created by Brad Vanderburg.____________________________________________________________
NEPO House & Shunpike
After a few meetings with some of the staff at Shunpike, as of March 2011 NEPO House is pleased to announce the beginning of a partnership with Shunpike as one of its Associated Programs. Committed to helping small and mid-size organizations like NEPO House manage financial and administrative tasks, Shunpike is a much-appreciated service staffed by a great group of individuals. We're happy to be on board. Thank you, Shunpike!___________________________________________________________
NEPO House forms a board of directors
In November 2009 NEPO House opened its doors to the public for the first time, conceived nurtured, sustained, and organized solely by founder Klara Glosova. After a year of operation and many openings later, NEPO is all grown up - at least enough to require some additional help. A group of six artists, writers, and organizers from across Seattle - many of whom have participated in various NEPO events since its conception - have joined together with Klara to form NEPO's inaugural board of directors. Current members include Bond Huberman, Amanda Manitach, Todd Jannausch, Rumi Koshino, Erin Shafkind, and Susanna Bluhm Callahan.______________________________________________________
NEPO House is an Associated Program of Shunpike. Shunpike is a 501(c)(3) non-profit art service organization whose mission is to strengthen the Seattle arts community by partnering with small and mid-size arts groups to develop the business tools they need to succeed. Working in close partnership with these groups, Shunpike helps solve problems quickly and impart vital skills in finance, organizational management and arts administration.______________________________________________________
Please email your comments and ideas to info [at] nepohouse.org