Now See Hear hits a milestone

This website turned one year old earlier this month, and on July 20, it received a really cool birthday present: its 100th original artwork. Inspired by regular FAR-West attendee Jen Hajj’s song Surrealist Art (created for NSH in 2020), Maryland painter and video-maker Seth Holmes came up with a suitably surreal painting. Which, it turns out, is the 100th bit of art, craft, artisanship or poetry submitted to the project.


It’s fitting that Seth and Jen are the painting’s parent and grandparent; both have made multiple contributions to NSH. It also seems fitting that the song and the painting appear on a thread called “The Thread That’s Dedicated To Michael Morales.” Michael was a passionate FAR-West musician and NSH participant who left us far too early in life. Seth’s artwork is below. To go to “The Thread That’s Dedicated To Michael Morales” so you can view the whole thread and hear Jen’s song, click here.

By the way, the song count is at 88 as of this writing. So when twelve more songs come in, we’ll have a new headline to shout out to the world. Let’s move it, musicians!

Hello, world!

This is the under-construction web site of the Now See Hear Project, from FAR-West (Folk Alliance Region West). Stay tuned; soon you’ll be able to see and hear the artwork, stories and music generated by the project. (Food has been generated by the project as well, but you won’t be able to have any on this site.) In the meantime, click here for a written explanation of how it works, or click here for a video. And if you want to get involved or have questions, write to Phil using the Contact page.

Fine art portrait by Ailisa Newhall, Seattle

Music. Art. Repeat.