Wednesday, April 13, 2011
It's a valid question...and why should you care for that matter? 4 years ago, I quit my job, ruined my credit and disappointed countless family members. I realized I was an artist. Don't worry, it's not contagious.
Thursday, April 7, 2011
With the Avengers movie set to begin its Cleveland principal photography in August and announcement of casting calls well underway, the excitement for this momentous event in our city’s legacy is palpable. For the first time, multiple blockbuster films will be combined into a single cinematic experience, an experience in which the city of Cleveland will play a large part. To this end we, in collaboration with over 25 Cleveland based artists have created a multitude of artworks both inspired by and paying homage to the Marvel Comics super hero team, The Avengers.
Curated by local artists Jeff Hulligan and CHOD, Avenging Cleveland promises to showcase a collection of homegrown talents including Derek Hess, Bob Peck and Joe Ayala. Each bringing their own unique take on such iconic Marvel characters as Captain American and Iron Man. Plus, with the Avengers rooster boasting over 100 strong, it’s fair to say that this show will have faces both familiar and obscure, heroic and villainous
The show will also be sponsored by the renowned Cleveland area comic retailer, Carol and John’s Comic Book Shop who have donated a multitude of comic paraphernalia in support of this amazing event.
In addition this show also marks the end of an era as it will be the grand finale event for the Pop Shop Gallery. However their creative spirit will live on as the space will be reborn under new management as Breakneck Gallery in August of this year.
Featured Artists: Derek Hess, Bob Peck, Patch Whisky, Mark Shivey, Joe Ayala, CHOD, Billy Nainiger, Sean Burns, Bill Anysz, Bryan Holewski, Jeff Hulligan, Joel Jackson, Ryan Kacsandy, Rebecca Walters Steele, R!ch Cihlar, Eric Kaplan, Doug Kulbis, Rachel Latina, Matthew Miller, Nick Pavlak, John Sloboda, Joe Trimbur, Steve Knerem, and many more!
All the art in this one night extravaganza is a cool $50. Come early get great stuff, come late and get nothing! The show is from 6-9pm. An adult after party will be held at Mullen's (located next to the gallery) for all guests with drink specials.
6 years of the Pop Shop Gallery, can you believe it? The Pop Shop turns 6 years old this may, and we’re celebrating with a show! Saturday May 7th, from 6-9pm guests can see how the Pop Shop has evolved from the beginning. Over 20 artists, many that started from the beginning, will be on hand with their works to showcase this event. Stop out and see how many degrees of juxtaposition you are from the Pop Shop.
Connect the dots, la, la, la, la… Also opening on May 7th in (art)ificial gallery is an exhibition entitled Connect the Dots. A “rad” exhibit inspired by pop art, 80’s and 90’s pop culture, and all the fun us children of the X and Y generations remember as our youth. Featured artists are R!ch Cihlar, Jeff Hulligan, and Joss Parker.