Thanks to The Solution & everyone who made The Art Of Records 2 possible and such a success! The show was packed for First Friday and if you missed the opening check out the photo recap below or visit the show at The Meadowlark the work is on display all month!
Checkout the SlideShow that documented the party in full swing
Photos of all the artwork by Terrence Duncan www.terrenceduncan.com
CONTRIBUTED PHOTO Corpus Christi blues-rock band The Shakedown performs at 6 p.m. Friday at House of Rock for the Live! at the Loop Studios concert series. The charity event also will be broadcast on Classic Rock 104.5 FM.
CORPUS CHRISTI — The ArtWalk is going to dance.
The First Friday tradition supporting Corpus Christi’s local art scene is branching out this week to support a local band in conjunction with the Live! at the Loop concert series, Classic Rock 104.5 and the House of Rock for a fundraising concert to benefit St. Jude’s Hospital research.
Dylan Ely, who owns the Loop recording studio is thrilled to have The Shakedown playing.
“The Shakedown is just a band that has a really good following here locally,” Ely said. “They are involved in the community and being that St. Jude is part of the fundraiser it just sort of made sense.”
The friend of a friend introduced Dylan and his wife, Michelle, to The Shakedown.
“We really try to show bands that are ready to take it to the next level,” he said. “The Shakedown is one of those bands that sort of stand out.”
ArtWalk takes place the first Friday evening of every month at Retama Park and features a host of downtown galleries with open doors and refreshments for art lovers.
Ely invited Daniel Ericson, a high school friend also known as The Street Sign Artist, to auction off some of his artwork for the festival.
Ericson paints “hip-hop tableaus on deteriorating street signs,” according to an article on the Denver Westword blog.
“He’s been a real good friend of ours and we wanted to bring him here to get him a little recognition here,” Ely said.
Ericson will auction of some of his paintings with the proceeds going to St. Jude’s research.
Ely credited the House of Rock and Radio Station 104.5 with helping with the Live at the Loop series as well.
The Shakedown’s concert will be filmed and the radio station will rebroadcast it Sunday.
The concert will be at the House of Rock. The doors open at 5 p.m. with the music starting at 6 p.m. Admission is free.
IF YOU GO
What: Live at the Loop in conjunction with ArtWalk
Where: House of Rock, 511 Star St.
When: Doors open at 5 p.m. Friday.
Cost: Admission is free.
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NU Hotel Gets Creative With House of Art
“The collaboration with the House of Art was a no-brainer for us,” NU Hotel General Manager Javier Egipciaco explained. “We saw an opportunity to connect with the community, as the House of Art is based out of Brooklyn… and the caliber of artists that we’re getting now, we wouldn’t have been able to get without them.”
Seventy-five works of art valued at more than $175,000 are currently on display in the hotel’s fourth-floor guest rooms and sidewalk café and bar, according to the House of Art Gallery owner/curator Richard Beavers. The guest rooms feature works by Anton, D. Lammie Hanson, Dan Ericson and Frank Morrison, while the sidewalk café and bar showcases the paintings of Justin Bua.
New York City native Bua has flown in from California, where he now resides, to host the presentation “Justin Bua: Art Reflects Urban Life” at the Nu Hotel’s sidewalk café and bar this Saturday, June 9th. The afternoon will kick off with a workshop for teens led by Bua from 2 pm – 4 pm, which will be followed by a slide show and discussion of the artist’s work at 5 pm. Bua will then sign copies of his most recent book “The Legends of Hip Hop.” A reception to celebrate Bua’s work and the new partnership between the NU Hotel and the House of Art will also take place from 6 – 9 pm. All events are free and open to the public, but an RSVP is required for the evening reception. Reservations for the reception can be made by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Bua is one of the top contemporary artists in the country, so it was only fitting that he be the artist that we feature with this groundbreaking partnership between House of Art Gallery and the NU Hotel Brooklyn,” Beavers noted. “He lives in California now, but his work is inspired and influenced by the Brooklyn culture and the diversity that it offers.”
A former student of Manhattan’s Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts, Bua went on to receive his B.F.A. from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. With a varied background that includes writing graffiti and breakdancing, Bua has carved out a fascinating career with projects in fashion, commercial art, education, television and publishing. His paintings currently on display at the NU Hotel all feature portraits of the famous personalities featured in his book “The Legends of Hip Hop,” including New York City icons such as the Beastie Boys, Jay-Z and Run-D.M.C.
Bua is the first in a rotating roster of artists that will be showcased in the NU Hotel’s sidewalk café and bar, according to Beavers, who explained that a new exhibition will open every three months. In addition, more art is on the way to decorate the guest rooms on the hotel’s second and third floors, including works by Jamel Shabazz and Danny Simmons.
“The idea was to show the richness and the diversity and the quality of artwork that we have to offer in the borough of Brooklyn,” Beavers said of the work that has been selected for exhibit in the hotel. “I applaud the staff of NU Hotel for understanding the importance of community and providing this lovely hotel as a backdrop for the artwork to be displayed.”
NU Hotel Brooklyn is located at 85 Smith Street, on the corner of Atlantic Avenue.
Spring/Summer 2012 Artists
Piano Name: Don’t Worry Be Happy
Location: Between Welton and Glenarm
Artist: Naomi Haverland
Inspiration for Piano: I incorporated the elements of this design in order to inspire happy piano playing. The singing fish should make people think that the fish is singing along to whatever they are playing. And the horse of DIA would sing a lot too if it could. Everything else on the piano is just there to make you smile. Remember to look in the bench for piano sheet music for the song “Don’t Worry Be Happy”. I hope someone knows how to read that sheet music, because I don’t- but I would love to sing-a-long.
Piano Name: High Country Colorado
Location: Between Cleveland and Court
Artists: Laura and Kolten Hogzett
Inspiration for Piano: Inspired by living in the beautiful state of Colorado
Location: Between Welton and California
Artist: Ian Robert McKown
Inspiration for Piano: I figured a good way to represent spring time and Colorado would be to have the state bird (Lark Bunting) and the state flower (Columbine) amongst a flow of cherry blossoms. They bloom for a short period of time in the spring only.
Piano Name: Prologue to Fascination
Location: Between Cleveland and Broadway
Artist: Lisabeth Blanche
Inspiration for Piano: My inspiration for this design is the fascination with life that spring inspires. The genuine desire for richness and new experiences. The feeling of falling in love, the smell of rain, and the beauty of a sunset in the springtime. Springtime is prologue to these feelings for me. Everything feels brand new, ready to be explored; the perfect time to immerse yourself in wonder.
Piano Name: Doughnut Song
Location: Between California and Welton
Artist: Lauren Katz
Inspiration for Piano: I can’t stop eating pink doughnuts!
Piano Name: Dripple Play
Location: Between Glenarm and Tremont
Artist: DUNN The Signtologist
Inspiration for Piano: Colorado Rockies & Street Art
Piano Name: Union Station at Night
Location: Between Arapahoe and Curtis
Artist: Eric Matelski
Inspiration for Piano: I love doing paintings of Denver landmarks and I think Union Station is one of the most iconic.
Piano Name: Peaceful Petals of Summer Songs
Location: Between Champa and Stout
Artist: Maria Careccia Pelissier
Inspiration for Piano: Inspiraiton came from a picture I took in Colorado last summer. Finding inner peace is an everyday event and colors of summer and music make it easy.
Piano Name: Circus Animals
Location: Between Glenarm and Tremont
Artist: Megan Alfa Jones
Inspiration for Piano: A momentary craving for the sweet, crunchy critters.
Piano Name: Music Makes it All Good!!
Location: Between Lawrence and Arapahoe
Artist: Jymi Zez Shores
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DUNN, THE SIGNTOLOGIST
At first, I misread what Dunn, aka Dan Ericson was all about. I indeed confused “signtologist” with “scientologist” and was about to move on when painted road signs caught my eyes and made me read twice. “Signtologist” it was. Not surprising to get mixed up here, who has ever heard of this term?
Roots MC, Black Thought would have apparently dubbed him back in 2005, the Signtologist, which Dan Ericson would eventually keep as its “artist” name. But what does it mean?
You may have guessed by now that it has to do with signs, and especially roads signs that he recycles into unique homages to the musicians, actors, public figures and athletes that inspire him.
Examples of this original art (photos: Terrence Duncan) are shown below. See more on theSigntologist website