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.

Friday, May 20, 2011

ISSUE #5: FIGHT FOR YOUR RIGHT (Spring 2011) is here!

(...to parrrr-ty!)

Hello, friends! Yes, our much hyped and much awaited fifth issue is here and available for your ocular pleasure. We are exceptionally proud of this one, as it features some outstanding content and is our largest issue yet at 50 pages.

What can you find this time around?

- PROFILES of artists GOO and Halley Gallagher

- GIG REVIEW: Star Anna & The Laughing Dogs at Machinery Row

- PHOTO EDITORIAL by Tyson Habein, "Soft Land."

- FIRST FRIDAY ART WALK coverage for March and May, featuring work at Taco Del Sol, My Viola Floral Studio, Inspire Portraits, and Warehouse Square.

- LINER NOTES: Reviewing RiverSide Rising's self-titled debut album

-HIGHLIGHTS from The Pioneer Woman (Ree Drummond)'s visit during Western Art Week, as well as notes on the Western Masters Art Show itself.

However, a word about that: Somehow in the madness of assembling our content, we've temporarily lost our photos from both Pioneer Woman and Western Art Week. We deeply regret this, as we saw several artists that we thought pushed the definition of what it means to be a "Western" artist, in ways that our readers might not expect.

What we promise to do is this: The moment we find these photos, we will do a special one-off post regarding both Pioneer Woman and the art itself. Consider it a "special edition," however delayed. Again, we apologize.

STILL! Now is the time to enjoy the content we have today. READ IT NOW!

Remember, PDF documents take a little while to load, and since this issue is 50 pages long, it may take a minute or so to appear on your screen.

Free digital versions are also available through MagCloud, where you can also order print editions for $10.


If you attend our ART PARTY + GROUP SHOW tonight (May 20) at Machinery Row, a print edition can be yours for $9 and you'll save yourself any shipping costs. Quantities are limited at the party, so make sure to come in!

Thank you, as always, for reading.

-- Sara Habein