Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Labyrinth Closing Reception - May 1st

Please join us Sunday May 1st at 1:00pm-4:00PM for the Labyrinth's Closing Reception: including light snacks and friendly conversation about the Labyrinth exhibit! Revisit your favorite installation, discuss topics with local marginal artists and members of the MCCBR community, and have a good time!

Free and open to the public!

Metropolitan Community Church of The Blue Ridge
806 Jamison Ave. SE
Roanoke VA, 24013

Warren C. Fry
(848) 391-3199

Monday, April 18, 2011

Collabyrinth #6 and Discussion of Christine Carr's 'The Gas Station Chronicles'

Hey folks!

Join us for another rousing edition of Collabfest at the MCCBR in connection with the Labyrinth show! This week we'll be talking with Christine Carr about her installation "The Gas Station Chronicles" and generally mixing it up over whichever topics, interests or projects strike our collective fancy! I think Christine's piece is an amazing starting point for conversations directed at process, experientiality, environment, environmentalism, and so much more! This will be a fun conversation with great folks.

We hope to see you there!

Where: Metropolitan Community Church of the Blue Ridge
806 Jamison Ave SE
Roanoke VA, 24013

When: Wednesday April 20th at 8 pm

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Labyrinth Artist Talks #2

Join us for the second installment of the Labyrinth Artist Talks! Reverend Joe Cobb and Janean Williams will be discussing their installations in conjunction with the Labyrinth Exhibit at the MCCBR for the 2011 Marginal Arts Festival, and we are very pleased to have Jason Conner of Soul Force ( with us to discuss the important work his organization is doing. This is a great opportunity for folks to re-experience the show, share in a friendly dialogue, and learn about the work first hand!

When: April 17th at 1:00 pm

Where: The Metropolitan Community Church of the Blue Ridge
806 Jamison Ave. SE
Roanoke VA

We hope to see you there.

Remember admission is free and open to the public.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Artists Talks This Coming Sunday!

Hello Labyrinth artists and friends!

Please join us for our first day of Labyrinth Artist Talks!

Simone Patterson, Jennifer D. Anderson, Christin Drake, Cynthia Atkins and Ralph Eaton will be discussing their installations and work in conjunction with the Labyrinth Exhibit at the MCCBR for the 2011 Marginal Arts Festival. This will be a great opportunity to meet with these artists, discuss their work and re-absorb the Labyrinth exhibit, together!

2:00pm to 5:30

At the Metropolitan Community Church of the Blue Ridge
806 Jamison Ave SE
Roanoke VA 24012

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Labyrinth Hours

Labyrinth will open to the public from March 3rd to April 24th.


Weekdays - open 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. 1:00 pm to 7:00 pm By Appointment (call Warren C. Fry @ 848 391-3199)
Saturdays - closed
Sundays - 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

(if the doors not open ring the buzzer on the right)

Join us every Wednesday at 7:00 pm for Collabfest!

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Big thank YOU!

Thank you to everyone for making last night wonderful!

A more detailed and expansive thank you will follow after the MAF dust settles. Thank you to the installers who created a wonderful show and the performers who traveled from near and far to help engineer an amazing night that kicked off the exhibit with a bang. Special thanks to Rev. Joe Cobb for his patience, leadership and guidance. And finally, a huge thank you to the wonderful folks who make the MCCBR such an amazing place to work, especially those volunteers who rolled up their sleeves last night to fill gaps, greet visitors and create a warm and welcoming reception for everyone involved!

Friday, March 4, 2011

Labyrinth Reception and Review!

After enjoying the Labyrinth show and reception starting at 5:30 pm stay for the Labyrinth Revue!

Starting at 7:30 pm tonight! Bring a friend, make some noise, and have some fun!

The Labyrinth Revue is proud to present!

Mark Perry and Beth Deel
Mo Aulick and Cathy Fisher
Another Roadside Attraction
No Shame Theater Showcase
Music After Midnight Showcase
Sidney Vaught
The World Premier of the 'BBB' (Bennett Trio)
Carol Burch-Brown, Ann Kilkelly and Patrick Turner
Ben Bennett
and more!

At the:
Metropolitan Community Church of the Blue Ridge
806 Jamison Ave, SE
Roanoke, VA 24013

Monday, February 28, 2011

Collabyrinth #5 Clean-Salon and Twig Soup!

Hey folks!

This is our last collabyrinth before the the Labyrinth exhibition opens at MCCBR!

Time: 7:30
Place: MCCBR 806 Jamison Ave SE, Roanoke VA, 24013

We'll be doing some last minute clean up and installation. Also, please bring a stick or something stick-like (a spoon, pencil, human finger bone, etc) to Twig Soup, your item will be hung from a yet to be realized installation by Bill Beamer in our Collaborative Drawing Hallway (wow! that thing needs a better name... any ideas?). As always, feel free to bring a friend, something to share, or better yet, BOTH!

Remember, on Thursday the 3rd the show opens to the public and on the following day we host our opening and Labyrinth Revue, beginning at 5:30 pm.

The installations are coming along brilliantly and Labyrinth is really taking shape! So come on down and see whats shaking!

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Labyrinth open today 12:00 to whenever!

Hey folks.

I'll be at the Labyrinth today from noon to midnight or later depending on how things go. Feel free to stop by. If you knock and no one comes down please ring me.

(848) 391-3199



Friday, February 25, 2011

Labyrinth Weekend!


I'll be at Labyrinth today (Friday 25th) from 1:00 to 11:00pm. Tomorrow there should be lots of people in the space. I'll be there from 11:00am till late at night. Come on down to help, hang out, or install!



Flux event-scores, Volunteers Needed!

Hey Labyrinth folks,

Keith Buccholz is cooking up a barrage of short, simple, fun event scores to be performed as part of Saturday the 5th's Flux-Mazz event at the Metropolitan Community Church of the Blue ridge between 3:30pm to 7:30pm. These performances will interlace between the performances of visiting poets from around the country.

We needs 8-10 volunteers to help perform these scores. The only requirements is a black hat (of any kind). No history performing event scores is necessary! Let me know if your interested and I'll compile a list of performers, we'll meet at the Church at 3:15ish before the Flux-Mazz and Keith and I will help with instructions.

After putting out a call for "performance scores for a church" Keith has received scores from Ken Friedman, Reed Altemus, Alan Revich, Picasso Gaglione, Hannah Higgins, Alison Knowles and more! I can not stress how awesome, generous, and encouraging this outpouring of support from Fluxus veterans is for the Roanoke fringe community.

For those of you not familiar with event scores they are fun, simple, short performance gestures that express an interest in humor, experience, play, indeterminacy, fun, sound... and that's just skimming the surface!

Here is a good example of Keith Buccholz and others (including Picasso Gaglione, Alison Knowles, Mark Block, and Reed Altemus) performing a piece by Fluxus founder George Maciunas - Piece for Lips and Tongue Here also is a description of the event score concept from Alison Knowles with some great examples - Event Scores

Please let me know if you're interested and feel free to forward this to friends in the community who you think might want to flux it up with us!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Looking good!

Things are moving along!

I'll be at the space today from 6ish to 9ish. If your there and no one answers the door try my phone.

(848) 391-3199



Monday, February 21, 2011

Collabyrinth #4

Collabyrinth #4

This will be our second to last collab-fest at the MCC before our show opens its doors! Things are coming together! Works are taking shape! People are meeting new people and sharing what they do!

At collabyrinth you can bring something to share, something others can participate in, or just a smile and an open mind. This is a good chance to get to know your fellow Labyrinth creators and participate in what they're doing! Remember collab-fest is free and open to everyone!

When: This Wednesday, Feb 23rd, from 7:00 - 11:00ish

Where: The Metropolitan Community Church of the Blue Ridge
806 Jamison Ave SE
Roanoke VA

We hope to see you there!

Monday, February 7, 2011

Collabyrinth #3

Collabyrinth #3

Hello Labyrinth community! We're getting set for another Collabyrinth at the Metropolitan Community Church of the Blue Ridge.

When: This Wednesday from 7:00 - 11:00ish

Where: The Metropolitan Community Church of the Blue Ridge
806 Jamison Ave SE
Roanoke VA

Come on down and take a look around! Bring something to share, instal, discuss, or just talk about! Bring your friends too! Collabyrinth is a great excuse to get out of the house, meet new folks, and perhaps create something new!

Collabyrinth #2 was attended by Jim Leftwich, Sue Leftwich, Matt Ames, Kimberly Johnson and myself.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Collabyrinth #2

Collabyrinth #2

Join us for round two of Collabfest at the Labyrinth!

Collabyrinthing together again we'll be talking, collaborating, and hatching ideas at the Labyrinth space. Please bring any artworks, projects, performances or activities you'd like to share. Collabyrinth is open to everyone, so bring your friends!

When: Wednesday the 26th at 7:00 pm.
Where: Metropolitan Community Church of the Blue Ridge, 806 Jamison Ave SE, Roanoke VA, 24013.

Collabyrinth #1 (January 12th) was a great time with some great folks. In attendance were Jim Leftwich, Bill Beamer, Ralph Eaton, Kurt Kindermann, Henry Kindermann, Jennifer Anderson, Janean Williams, Sue Leftwich, Christine Carr, Joe Cobb, Brian Counihan, Warren Fry, Mark Perry, and Matt Ames.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Collabyrinth #1

Hello all Labyrinth folks!

Please join us for the first Collabfest event at the Labyrinth space! Collabyrinth #1!

When: Wednesday the 12th at 7:00 pm.
Where: 806 Jamison Ave SE, Roanoke VA, 24013.

This week we will be installing Billy Bob Beamer's intricate drawings and and helping Jim Leftwich with his amazing collection of marginal zines and ephemera! There will be collage material and other things to collaborate on as well. As always feel free to bring stuff to work on and things to share.

And as always we'll be exploring the Labyrinth space. We'll be hosting Collabfests at the Labyrinth space every other Wednesday until the show! So the next one will be Wednesday the 26th.


Warren C. Fry
(848) 391-3199