Awakening Divine Imagination ~ Alex Grey & more

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KBOO is a proud media sponsor for Beloved Presents: Awakening Divine Imagination

Live Painting and Teachings by Alex Grey, w/ Cheb I Sabbah, OTT, Steve Kimock, Vagabond Opera and more
Awakening Divine Imagination
When:  April 8th (All ages) and April 9th (21+) Doors open 7pm, Alex Grey at 8pm, Music at 9:30pm
Where: Refuge, 116, SE Yamhill, Portland, OR 97214
Tickets: $33ADV/$45DOS for each night. Available at, Papa G's Cafe and Frock. For info, email:


Join world-reknowned visionary artist Alex Grey in Portland for a two-day Celebration of Love, Life, Unity and Expressions of the Sacred. Awakening Divine Imagination will bring together a host of internationally known visionary artists and musicians in one of the most ground breaking and eclectic artistic events of the year. The two day event will feature musical performances by OttEveryone Orchestra (with special guests Steve Kimock & Dave Stringer), Cheb i Sabbah, Portland's own Vagabond OperaPhutureprimitive & more, all set in a transformed temple of sacred art at Refuge. Awakening Divine Imagination is produced by the Beloved Festival, an annual 3 day event featuring acred music, art and Dance held in Oregon in the Summer. Don't let the chance to be there pass you by.


Music Lineup: 
April 8th 
Everyone Orchestra
Steve Kimock
Dave Stringer
Janover, Manoj and Devon
April 9th
OTT (Twisted Records)
Cheb I Sabbah
Vagabond Opera (with Belly dance by Rachel Brice and fire arts by Amy Hotfield) 
Janover, Manoj and Devon
Both nights featuring Live painting and teachings by Alex and Allyson Grey.
Northwest Visionary art gallery featuring: Autumn Skye Morrison, David Heskin, Stevee Postman, Aloria Weaver, Nikki Moon, Aaron Pyne, Arun, Flora Bowley, Meredith Dittmar, Lynzee Lynx and more.
About Alex Grey
Alex Grey is best known for his paintings, which portray multiple dimensions of reality, interweaving biological anatomy with psychic and spiritual energies. Grey’s visual meditation on the nature of life and consciousness, the subject of his art, is contained in five books. His two monographs, Sacred Mirrors and Transfigurations, follow the history of Grey’s artistic life. The Mission of Art and Art Psalms reflect on art as a spiritual practice.  Grey’s world-renowned career includes exhibitions and keynote addresses from Basel to Tokyo to Sao Paulo, and features on the Discovery Channel, the CBC, in Newsweek and Time magazines. Grey’s art has been used on albums for the multi-platinum bands Nirvana, Beastie Boys, Tool, and String Cheese Incident. Grey’s most outstanding and widely appreciated works of transformative art were exhibited for five years in the Chapel of Sacred Mirrors in New York City.
Everyone Orchestra

Live musical improv performance with a mad cap conductor Matt Butler, featuring Steve Kimock, Dave Stringer, Asher Fulero, Damian Erskine, Julian Fritz, Robin Jackson and much more. 

Steve Kimock

One of the last living musicians still touring from the era of Quicksilver Messenger Service, The Grateful Dead and The Band, Jerry Garcia himself named Steve Kimock his “favorite unknown guitarist” in Rollingstone Magazine, months before he passed. Kimock's ability to articulate tone, melody and emotion into music with technical brilliance has earned him the title "guitar monk."
Dave Stringer
Dave Stringer has been profiled publications as diverse as Time, Billboard, In Style, and Yoga Journal Germany as a leader of the new American kirtan movement.
Vagabond Opera
Bohemian Cabaret Gypsy rock ensemble Vagabond Opera is described by the Washington Post as “A band of ceaseless charisma, boundless energy, impeccable musicianship and more than a little touch of both the naughty and exotic.”  Their set will feature internationally know Tribal Belly dancer Rachel Brice and fire arts by Amy Hatfield.
OTT (Twisted Records)
OTT spent  the 80's and 90's freelancing around London as a studio engineer and producer (working with Brian Eno, The Orb, Youth, African Head Charge, Steve Hillage, Sinead O'Connor and others), OTT's current influential UK label Twisted Records has seen two successful full-length releases, collaborative work with Simon Posford (Shpongle), as well as the release of his world renowned “Hallucinogen In Dub” remixes.  Now Ott.’s direct-to-fan release, “Mir,” is sure to be his best work to date and to accompany this tour-de-force Ott. will be performing a re-formatted live PA set sure to delight.
Cheb I Sabbah
An originator and early pioneer and among the greatest voices of global electronica.
International Northwest Music producer and DJ. Portland debut of his new album "Kinetic".
Jamie Janover
Combining the innovations of modern technology with the wisdom of ancient instruments, Janover plays with LYNX & Janover, ZILLA (w/ Michael Travis from SCI and Aaron Holstein), PRAANG (w/ EOTO & Steve Kimock) and his solo career.
Autumn Skye Morrison
David Heskin
Stevee Postman
Aloria Weaver
Nikki Moon Anderson
Aaron Pyne
Flora Bowley
Meredith Dittmar
Lynzee Lynx
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