TENAM STUDIO STAGE
3214 Adams Ave
Lexi Pulido is a vocalist, music teacher, composer and owner of Tenam Studio based in San Diego, California. In the local music community, she is known for her versatility with improvisational vocals and music incorporating jazz vocabulary, classical technique, and a wide spectrum of influence from a diverse repertoire of Brazilian, groove, jazz, and experimental music. As a workshop creator and mentor, Pulido shares her philosophy of art as a practice of noticing accessible to anyone willing. Behind her work floats the subtle creed, “everything is art”.
SEAN FRANCIS CONWAY
Sean Francis Conway is a multi instrumentalist and composer based in San Diego. He earned his B.A. in jazz composition from Berklee College of Music in 2007. Conway is the founding member of the marching sound collective BOMBSHELL BOOM BOOM (!) and has performed with many notable groups such as no know (sound band), The Santa Clara Vanguard, Gamelan Galak Tika, The Mobius Artists Group, and Rasa Rasa (Tzadik Records.)
Katie Berns is a multidisciplinary artist based in San Diego, CA. She is a former resident of Space4Art, a community arts collective located in downtown San Diego, and produces works in a variety media from photography and illustration, to performance art, music and poetry. She studied at SDSU’s School of Art + Design and received a BA in Art with an emphasis in Multimedia in 2015. K has worked alongside artists such as Kilikili, Natula, Nina Lelani Deering, and Viktor de la Fuente.
Nancy graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a B.F.A. in Musical Theatre. Since then, she has performed in musicals and plays across the country, and has taught music, theatre, and dance since 2012.
Based in San Diego, California, robyko is a collaborative duo: Robert J. Sanchez (rob) and Emiko René Lewis-Sanchez (ko). As & “anti-career artists” they use low-tech aesthetics, misappropriation, and faux marketing as strategies to create cultural critiques. Their artwork is part of one endeavor: The Alchemy Project (TAP). TAP began in 2004 when they developed 19 action statements, which serve as the titles and concepts for rituals. Since then, they have been investigating, analyzing, documenting, and archiving their process of inventing a poetic science of flesh and bone as a means to create “alchemy” & The Alchemy Project #39 Research Archives consist of numerous interdisciplinary artworks: performances, installations, videos, photos, objects, paintings, drawings, and irrational experiments. Previously, they have been a part of the following collaborative groups: BAW/TAF, Los Anthropolocos, La Pocha Nostra, Corner Liquor Store, The Infinity Lab, and Mobile Toy Theater.
a.k.a. Heckety, a.k.a. the Prophet of @, a.k.a. Professor Ynot fossilmedia.net Through the alchemical mediums of art, life and occasionally a few clothes pins, Allard has for many years been joyfully blurring the boundaries between art and life. He has mostly put on the “somebody suit” of a performance artist, electronic media artist, poet and teacher and has presented his hybrid media and performance art works internationally. As a teacher, Professor Ynot taught performance art, installation and Conceptual Aerobics workshops at the Kansas City Art Institute from 1989 to 1997. In 1997 he moved to San Diego and began teaching a wide range of studio and lecture classes as an itinerate farmer/lecturer in such fertile fields of education as UCSD, MiraCosta College, SWC and CSUSM. On the Winter Solstice of this year, 2022, Professor Ynot will be retiring from thirty-two years of teaching. As he steps with gratitude away from the ringing school bells and his beloved students, Professor Ynot is creating ONWARD to HEREDOM, a Nomadic Academy for Creative Consciousness. The “soft launch” of ONWARD will be taking place during the Adams Avenue Street Fair at TENAM Studio in Normal Heights, San Diego and will fully evolve on a celestial time schedule over the next year.
LUCY "LOOP" FORTON
Lucy, at the age of four, declared she was going to be a clown. Since then, she has spent her time juggling, stilt-walking, and performing in the children’s band, “A Funny Name Band” in San Diego. After Lucy completed a B.A. in Social Justice Through Performance Art at Evergreen State College, she performed with Spark Circus, a social circus based in Thailand, and taught the circus arts in Costa Rica.
Michelle graduated from UCSD with a B.A. in Cognitive Science with a specialization in Language and Culture. She presently works as a therapy clinician for youth while studying music at SDMAAC and dance at CSSD.
MAYOR TACO GHOST
A studio-based experimental music project in San Diego also known to occasionally perform experimental and absurdist pop Mayor Taco Ghost is the kind of ghost that will trade your possession for a cheaper version of itself, and throw it out / pee on it. But no worries, it’s not all class – the mayor will also enjoy a nice glass of red wine and brains while finishing up municipal reports. THE MAYOR ALSO LOVES ROLLERBLADING OMGGGG!!!!!!