Monday, June 28, 2010

Beatles Show: A Day in the Life....

HELLO. I WANT TO TELL YOU Beatles fans and art enthusiasts from all ACROSS THE UNIVERSE about SOMETHING. DON'T LET ME DOWN and COME TOGETHER on July 10, 2010 for an opening reception at (Art)ificial Gallery from 6-9 titled A DAY IN THE LIFE.
Local artist Billy Nainiger, a long time time fan and life long artist has created a unique collection of Beatles inspired artwork...DIG IT.
So everyone from HERE, THERE AND EVERYWHERE come see the lives and music of the Fab Four translated into paintings, collages and mixed media pieces. FROM ME TO YOU, I'VE GOT A FEELING that this will be a MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR for you all. GOODBYE.


P.S.S. Also included will be a very cool collaboration piece created by
20 different artists/friends of mine...don't miss it!

P.S.S.S. Local musician Rachel Shortt will be covering some Beatles tunes too during the opening. She rocks!

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Peggy the Intern

My name is Margaret, but everyone calls me Peggy. Things that make me happy are: yummy things, colors, soft things, and things that smell good. Things that don’t make me happy, but not particularly unhappy are bird poop, broken things, and moldy peaches. Things that make me unhappy are losing everything and forgetting to wake up in the morning on time. All in all I am a very happy person and I like making art and looking at art and talking art and all things art.

Jon "Nubby" the Intern

Hello, my name is Jon. My friends call me nubby. I lost my dominant hand (left hand) my last week as a senior year in high school. I have since re-learned how to draw with my right hand. (hence the nickname Nubby) I attend Skidmore College located in Saratoga Springs, NY, and I will be a senior this coming year. I have three concentrations: drawing, printmaking, and design. I hope to attend graduate school in the fall of 2011. My art tends to focus on the concept of loss and life after death. A signature of my art is people or creatures with missing limbs. My goal with art is to design skateboard and surfboard graphics and apparel.

Katie the Intern

Hello! My name is Katie Sprang, in August I will be going into my junior year at Baldwin-Wallace College (an awesome school in Berea, Ohio). I am double majoring in Marketing and Studio Art, as well as a part of the Arts Management Program! I am thoroughly enjoying my time at The Pop Shop and I have had so much fun getting to know Rich, Jeff and the other interns . I cannot wait to see what opportunities will come from this experience.

Charisse the Intern

Charisse Harris is
. . . . a senior at Baldwin- Wallace College
. . . . a Studio Art Major
. . . . a painter at heart but considered a New Media Artist
. . . . alive

Before Baldwin-Wallace I had the privilege of attending Miller South School for the Visual & Performing Arts and then continuing the art program at Firestone High School in Akron. This summer I am busy directing a fashion show, conducting creative research, and working two awesome internships. I am most excited about working as a Special Projects Intern at the Pop Shop Gallery.

After studying abroad in Europe, North Africa and the Middle East I realized that much more attention should be placed on global issues. Consumption and poverty are some concerns I feel obliged to commentate on. For me there is no better way to convey these concepts then with new media. Conceptual new media can be rousing, confusing, and exhilarating. Video installation, lights, sound, found objects, spray paint, cardboard, robotics, smell and touch are essential to my voice.

Ian the Intern

I just finished my fourth year at Baldwin-Wallace College. I plan on finishing school next fall with a major in studio art and a minor in computer science. As far as my art interests go, I move more toward the graphic arts. I want to work for a skateboard or snowboard company designing graphics for boards, apparel, and other advertisements. I would also like to do album covers, concert posters or any type of trend setting layouts. I am interning at the Pop Shop because, among other things, I want to learn more about marketing myself as an artist. Besides the fact that they sell art, they also do their own marketing and advertising. I think I could pick up a lot of good knowledge about marketing through art.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

This Saturday: The 50 Dollary Show

The Pop Shop and (art)ificial Galleries are excited to announce the return of the “The 50 Dollar Show”. A one night art extravaganza that aims to please ones pockets with an affordable price break of only fifty dollars per piece! The galleries will house close to 200 pieces by nearly 50 artists with affordable art based on a first come first serve basis.
This event will take place on Saturday June 12th, 2010 from 6-9pm. This event is free and open to the public. An adult after party will be held at Mullen’s on Madison at 9pm for all Pop Shop and (art)ificial guests.