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I Used To Think “I’M A GENIUS” Then I Moved to Westbeth
May 18, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Songs & stories of a young man making his way cross country in 1963, a night in a Texas jail for singing a song, finally ending up in Australia he spends a year painting in the Tasmanian bush. Four years later–back in the USA, 1968, his first American exhibition–eight large, shaped geometric paintings in a museum across the street from the White House.
Ken Wade has been singing songs and telling stories for many years. Featured on Australian television, he has also performed in Belfast, London and LA. In New York he has sung and told stories at Dixon Place, EAT-NWS Festival, Farmers’ Markets, Make Music NYC, The Brecht Forum, the Westbeth Music Festival and the New York Public Library. Ken is an active storyteller at The Moth as well as Word and has regularly been invited to perform at The Stage Left Theater.
Ken is also a visual artist whose paintings and sculptures have been exhibited in several galleries in New York City including the Westbeth Gallery. He initiated and installed The Project Room at Westbeth, now in its 7th year of providing Westbeth artists with space for experimental work.