Informal Meet the Artists & Performance by Simone Schmidt
Saturday, March 16, 1-5 PM
Meet the Artists
Join us for informal chats and the chance to meet some of the exhibiting artists of Being Scene 2019, to hear more about their process and what informs their work.
Simone Schmidt Performance
Come hear an acoustic musical set by Simone Schmidt in the gallery.
For a decade, Simone Schmidt has been writing new life into and around folk, country, and rock songs. Schmidt has worked under several aliases, fronting country act One Hundred Dollars, The Highest Order, and solo project Fiver. Schmidt has written the songs on six LP’s, (three of which were longlisted for the Polaris Prize) along with a range of singles, and collaborations with artists as wide-ranging as hardcore punk phenomenon Fucked Up, to the inimitable USGirls, and Old Time and Bluegrass veteran Chris Coole. In April 2017, Fiver released Audible Songs From Rockwood on Idee Fixe Records, a song cycle based on the lives of people incarcerated at the Rockwood Asylum for the Criminally Insane in Upper Canada between 1856 -1881. Schmidt will be presenting selections from this song cycle.