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Spirit Board Show

I’m excited and wish I could attend! Some of my work will be on display at San Francisco’s Articulated Gallery this November!

The show will open Saturday, November 15. If you are in the area you should definitely stop by! I’m extremely honored to be asked to participate by JL Schnabel Leva, especially for a show about spirit boards, my favorite subject!

Please also check out the Facebook event page for the show and RSVP if you will be attending.

Saturday, November 15, 2011

“Spirit Board” Group Art Show

Articulated Gallery is very excited to announce our November group art show “Spirit Board”, opening November 5th at 8pm-11pm.
DJ’s WhITCH & NAKO will be providing the music for the evening.
Curated by Artist / Art Writer / Jewelry Designer JL Schnabel.
Featuring works centered around the infamous “Haunted Boards” from…..

Jennybird Alcantara
KuKula
Edith LeBeau
Sienna Freeman
Jon Todd
Allyson Mellberg Taylor
Dave Miller Weeks
Liza Corbett
Chad Merritt
Jeremy Hush
Darla Jackson
Lincoln Smith
Margaux Kent
Paul Romano
Kristen Ferrell
Elizabeth Levesque
Bird Reynolds
Monique Ligons
Jason Goldberg
Heather Gargon
Kelly Louise Judd
Leila Marvel
Karyn Crisis
Christina Brown
Eric Eaton
Caitlin Hackett
Jessica Ward
Buddy Nestor

Reception will be 8pm-11pm, November 5th, beverages and treats will be served.
Many artists will be in attendance. :)

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*LIKE* me

Now for some self promotion. I have been peer pressured into starting my very own Facebook Fan Page. Wow. I feel like a tool, but if this is how the internet works nowadays then I am going to play the game. Please *LIKE* me on the internets if you are so inclined.

I also am in the running to win a Jerry’s Artarama gift card, which would be rad since I am in school and school supplies torch your bank account. They have a poll on Facebook. If you feel like clicking for me then please do. I believe you can vote without giving it permission to post to you own Facebook account.

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Friends Show Pictures

These aren’t gallery in action shots, but some simple ones from my camera showing how the work was set up.

It’s all about to come down soon. We had a nice closing despite Hurricane Irene’s party poopery. Lorrie Saunders kept her gallery open the eve of the storm and I’m grateful for that.

Glenn Arthur with some Allison Sommers on the back wall.

Nomi Chi drawings that I covet.

Two works by Cate Rangel are what you see as soon as you walk in the front door.

Here is a blurry photo of Jason’s work not quite doing them justice!

My wall of work.

Jessica McCourt’s beauties.

More Nomi Chi.

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Stuntkid & Friends

Stuntkid & Friends Show
I’m really excited to announce a new local show Jason and Lorrie Saunders, a Norfolk gallery owner, have put together. The show Jason did there last year with fellow artist Erik Jones was a success and all around good time, so we are hoping lightening strikes twice! Jason invited some of his favorite artists that he has shown with in the past to this group show to share their talent with local art lovers. I feel very honored to be included.

Lorrie Saunders ArtGallery is pleased to present the exhibition, Stuntkid & FRIENDS, guest curated by Jason Levesque, opening July 16 and showing through August 27, 2011.

Award winning artist and illustrator, Jason Levesque (AKA Stuntkid), is back again this summer and this time he is bringing along 6 of his uniquely talented friends for a fantastical display of original paintings, drawings and digital artworks.

As guest curator, Levesque has selected a group of artists he has admired for a long time and whose artwork, like his, is inspired by illustration. According to Levesque, “I’m a huge fan of every one of them and was very excited to have the opportunity to invite these artists to exhibit in my hometown of Norfolk, VA. I consider them my contemporaries, as we all tend to get invites to the same group shows and appeal to a similar audience.”

Among the “Friends,” three reside on the east coast, including Levesque and his wife Elizabeth Levesque of Norfolk and Brooklyn based artist, Allison Sommers. The others, Glenn Arthur, Nomi Chi, Cate Rangel, and Jessica McCourt hail from the West Coast where illustration derived artwork, often referred to as Lowbrow, has developed quite a foothold. Rooted in popular culture, Lowbrow artwork has a sense of humor and is often characterized as fanciful, bizarre, and even strangely grotesque. Once considered an underground art movement, there are now galleries devoted exclusively to exhibiting the genre, and along with the internet, have cultivated quite a following for the artists. Even though Levesque hesitates to categorize all the participants in the “Friends” show as Lowbrow artists, he does concede that all are affiliated with the movement noting that, “the movement, call it Lowbrow or whatever, it doesn’t get a lot of exposure in Virginia. The artists tend to show in cities like Los Angeles, Philadelphia, San Francisco and Seattle.”

According to Levesque, as curator of the “Friends” show, his intent is to introduce to the Hampton Roads community a dynamic group of young, nationally recognized artists whose creative efforts reflect an edgy illustrative style and to deliver a gallery happening rarely experienced in the state of Virginia.