Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Art Party + Group Show Roundup!

during the set-up
(3 year olds are not as impressed with the art show prep process. That's GOO's work hanging behind him.)

10 am on May 20, we met up with GOO, Butchard M, Rachel Kaiser, Halley Gallagher and David Mariani Jr. to set up for our party at Machinery Row. Since everyone had done other shows before, the process of finding the right wall space and the actual hanging went fairly quickly. Also, a big thank you is due to Tim Peterson at the Row for letting us have more or less free reign when it came to nails in the walls and posts, as well as temporarily moving signs.

Rachel surveys her wall
(Rachel Kaiser)

Butchard M and Nouveau Nostalgia
(Butchard M and promo posters for the upcoming INFINITE DISPOSABLE from our micropress, Nouveau Nostalgia.)

(Quick cell phone pic of our merch. We sold several copies of the magazine, several copies of FLAWED MACHINE, and all but one of our Nouveau Nostalgia t-shirts. The last t-shirt went to Chuck the bar manager.)

People began to show up right after 6pm, and the crowd fluctuated, but was also at times quite large. We're absolutely thrilled that we had such a great turnout and response to the work on the walls. I believe that nearly everyone sold at least one painting, and we even bought GOO's catfish painting ourselves. Whenever we get our own gallery space here in town, you can be sure we'll have it on display as part of our permanent collection.


We also had Floods play a short set early on in the night. GOO, Butchard M and Shaun Carrier comprise the band, and the crowd seemed to dig their instrumental fuzz-rock.


Later on in the night, GOO, Rachel and Halley were doodling on a piece of paper along with a couple of other people, and the result ended up tacked up inside the bar as well:

group effort.

We are looking forward to doing more events like these, and Machinery Row was absolutely fantastic to work with. You can see a few more photos of the event on Tyson Habein's flickr page, and we may put up others soon.

Also, we still have a few copies of the magazine ($9) and FLAWED MACHINE ($5) left, so if you're local and want to save yourself the shipping, shoot us an email at electriccitycreative AT gmail DOT com.

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