Thursday, April 7, 2011

Avenging Cleveland: July 9th 6-9pm.

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!

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