Friday, March 27, 2009
Benefit Birthday Jam for David Lavigne
This Saturday, from 2p-10p
Lake Chaweva in Cross Lanes
Come join us and celebrate Dave’s 48th Birthday, enjoy GREAT guitar and band music, original songs and more to help support his ongoing treatment for Pancreatic Cancer.
Free Pizza, Hot Wings, Fried Chicken, Hot Dogs, Chips, Non-alcoholic drinks and a bunch of other stuff provided ...Optional: bring a snack food or side dish, BYOB, and a comfy chair or blanket if weather is nice.
****Playa’s!!! Bring an instrument and join in the Jam!!!****
Also...50/50 raffles and DOOR PRIZES!!!
$140 Certificate for Michaels Hair Studio, Keith Urban tickets and CD packages from 96.1 the Wolf, 8Hrs of studio recording from 101 Productions, Gourmet Ice-cream from The Wooden Spoon, Pastries from the Risin Dough Bakery, coupons for Free pizza and more!
Right at Main Stop Light
On to W. Washington St.
(Rite Aid will be on your Left)
Approx 1/3 mile to Lake Chaweva on the Right
(across from Union Public Service District)
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Monday, March 23, 2009
Here is my birthday painting that Ian Bode and Dave Thomas created especially for me.
I can't even begin to thank them enough. Their generosity, creativity, and friendship are greatly appreciated! Thanks guys! I can't wait to hang it!
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
My friends threw a birthday cookout for me this past Saturday. My friend, Mat, was curious as to exactly how much it would hurt if he were to hold on to the electric, invisible fence, dog collar. He found out. Warning: There is EXPLICIT LANGUAGE used. Not for children!
Monday, March 9, 2009
This is a short film written, directed, and produced by Bruce Branit. The film was shot in a day. However, the post production work took upwards to two years. In the digital, computerized day and age in which we live, I am struck at the special effects, but also the vision of what some believe will be reality rather than fantasy in the coming years. The story line leaves me wanting to discuss. However, I'm not entirely sure where to begin. I will spend some time formulating thoughts and comment later. Watch the film and tell me what you think.
Friday, March 6, 2009
Monday, March 2, 2009
Ian Bode, a Charleston Native, has been fine tuning his own style of artistic expression his entire life. His cartoon and music inspired work has been displayed in several galleries and private collections within the Charleston area. Currently, he is also working on creating the illustrations for a children's book. Dan Tompkins, local foodie and art collector has been quoted as saying, "Bode's apparently simple cartoon sketches convey an amazing depth of emotion without beating viewers over the head with anything."
His latest work is inspired by some of the world's best song writers and their lyrics. He is currently taking requests or suggestions as to new music, song writers, and lyrics as to continue on with this new form of music inspired pieces. Be sure to check out his sketch pad full of ideas and lyrical pictures that will be on hand at the Studio.
Dave Thomas, a native of Oak Hill, WV and current Charleston resident, has been creating art for as long as he can remember. Elizabeth Kavitz, a West Virginia lawyer and collector of art, finds that Dave Thomas' peices are "cartoon-like visions that reflect the proportions we feel rather than the ones we see." He refers to himself as "the washboard guy that makes crazy art."
Dave Thomas also plays percussion instruments for several bands around town. You can see him rythmically beating on a percussion instrument of some sorts in Charleston's own Taste Like Chicken, Bon Scottscok, and sitting in as a guest with most any other band that takes the stage at Sam's Uptown Cafe. Along with Bode, Thomas has presented his work in many galleries around Charleston and is represented in personal collections around the United States.
On a personal note, I refer to both Dave and Ian as friend. I'm looking forward to the near future when I can invest in a piece of Ian's work. I have several pieces that Dave has created that are hanging in my apartment and in my classroom. I have asked Dave to create a new piece for me and he will be unveiling it on the 13th at the show. I have yet to see it, or even the design. I gave him a concept 6 months ago, and asked him to run with it. For the whole story of how this peice came to be, be sure to check it out here. It's a pretty great dream come true.