The Oso Bay Biennial XVII and Threads Consignment are hosting an exhibition of prints featuring students from TAMUCC, Texas State, Lamar U and more! DJ OttO of New Orleans will be spinning Booty Beats from Big Easy Streets and St. Arnold Brewery is providing SANTO beer for your refreshment! 9:00pm-2:00am. $5. All ages welcome, I.D.’s at the door. Sure to be the funkiest, sweatiest dance party of 2012!
Threads Consignment: 423 William Street, Corpus Christi, TX 78401
Here’s footage from a recent event in New Orleans in which Dennis McNett and artists from all over the country collaborated with local high school students on the Wolfbat Railway!
Wolfbats Beseech the Great Bear of Oso Bay
The Wolfbat Tribes continue their migration across North America. Their journey began in the East with the resurrection of Fenris in Brooklyn New York, moving North to the Wolfbat Castle of Elgin, and then West to Laguna where shamans conjured the Whale of Gratitude.
2012 marks a year of spiritual exfoliation and ceremonies of renewal. By April, the tribes move South to converge in Corpus Christi to call on the Great Bear of Oso Bay. For centuries the Great Bear has purified its waters, provided a rich habitat for plants and wildlife and served as protector from storms. The Wolfbat tribes will call on Oso to offer safe passage to the spirit realm.
A great Viking Vessel will be adored with branches of palm, which represent longevity, triumph and victory. It will carry an effigy of Oso’s spirit to the sea where the gathered tribes will cast apathy, ignorance and hate from their hearts and sacrifice the molten entrails of their enemies into the ignited vessel. Oso’s appeased spirit will deliver protection during this year of reflection, and cleanse the heart, mind, body, and soul of the Wolfbat.
You and your creative organization are officially called upon to join us in reverence for The Great Oso. The procession to the sea is a participatory event, a convergence of spirits in celebration of positivity and creative unity. As tribal delegates from your own sovereign Wolfbat clan, you are invited to represent yourselves in the march with regalia and fanfare. Each organization is asked to create a flag or banner adorned with symbols, animals or insignias characterizing your collective, collaborative persona. The flag may be sewn, collaged and adorned but must contain printed elements such as screenprint or relief. You may also wish to create tribal dress, masks, ritualistic items, shields, and bring drums, noisemakers, etc for the parade. Since the event will be at night, illuminated elements may also be necessary.
A block of hotel rooms are available in Downtown Corpus Christi at:
Holiday Inn Emerald Beach
1102 South Shoreline Boulevard Corpus Christi, TX 78401
Rooms go at a conference rate of $89 a night. Please specify you are with the Oso Bay Biennial when booking reservations.
Other downtown hotels include:
601 North Shoreline Boulevard Corpus Christi, TX 78401
Best Western Marina
301 North Shoreline Boulevard Corpus Christi, TX 78401
411 North Shoreline Boulevard Corpus Christi, TX 78401
TAMUCC Art Professors Joe Peña and Ryan O’Malley are pleased to announce BUG PARTY! An Entomophagic Adventure and Fundraiser. All proceeds will support programming for the 2012 Oso Bay Biennial.
Held Wednesday, February 8th 2012 from 7:00-10:00pm at the House of Rock at 511 Starr Street, BUG PARTY! will showcase a bevy of appetizers, finger foods and desserts featuring insects, larvae, arachnids and more! Sponsored in part by Savory Spice Shop of Austin, TX. Music provided by HOBO including musical trivia, art and prizes. Tickets can be purchased for $10 at the TAMUCC Art Office, House of Rock, Threads and Disc Go Round. $15 at the door.
image: Brian Lloyd