Brian Joseph Tait’s work is all by-products of the prevalent punk attitude and the observations he’s made of the world around him. He collected fast food bags from trash cans and random people’s cars, and waste wood from the streets to create the assailants. Tait is interested in the guilt/fear dynamic associated with fast food, what we eat, and the waste from it. In this show he’s created different versions of the assailant using varying forms and techniques.
You can see the show at the Opening Reception Friday, May 1st from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. at Cali Commons.
Sunday, April 19
Noon to 4:00 p.m. – Come to Cali Commons to create your masterpiece!
1:00 and 3:00 – Guided training sessions
Saturday, April 25
4:00 – 8:00 p.m. – Artist Reception
$20 for adults, and $10 for children 12 and under
Stop by anytime from Noon until 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 19 to create a piece of artwork. The cost is $20 for adults and $10 for children 12 and under. All supplies will be provided.
You can do your own thing, or use our project idea sheets if you need help getting started. Need a little extra instruction? At 1:00 and 3:00, we’ll do training sessions that guide you through the process of creating a painting (but we promise your finished product won’t look like anyone else’s).
When you’re done, you’ll leave your work at the gallery, and we’ll take care of hanging it up. Then, on Saturday, April 25 from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m., invite your friends to the Artist Reception to show off your work! The reception is free and open to the public, and refreshments will be provided.
You’ll be able to take your artwork home at the end of the reception, or arrange a time to pick it up the following week.
Let us know you’re coming and invite your friends at the Facebook Event Page (optional).
Luke Armstrong’s latest show is a continuation of his 2014 show, titled Art is for Everyone. The work in this new show builds on the concepts started last year, but is informed and influenced by Luke’s mind-opening trip to Peru. This trip marked the end of Luke’s first phase of life – the learning phase (which is followed by the doing phase, and finally the sharing phase). Luke wanted one final exploration to learn as much as possible as his first 33-and-a-third years came to an end. Continue reading
Hosted at your local Cali Commons Located 518 N 40th st (Near Midtown). This event gives people the chance to come out and speak their word on any topic of their choice – Poetic & Real Spill Performance. You will be surrounded by a non judgmental environment and you will submit how long you speak. Beverages and food will also be available.
It all happens Wednesday, February 11. Doors open at 7:00, and speaking begins at 7:30.
Sign up to Speak
To Sign Up To Speak Contact Willie Abn Miller – 402-813-7662 or fill out the form below:
Join us for a special holiday group sale, featuring affordable works of art and handmade crafts by local artists. Paintings, note cards, magnets, drawings, photography, jewelry, mixed media pieces and more. From stocking stuffers to artwork that will be treasured for years to come, there is something for everyone on your list!
Bonus! We’ll be raffling off a special painting. Get one ticket free when you sign up on our email list at the door.
Saturday, December 6 & Sunday, December 7 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
For event details, visit our Facebook Event Page.
“My paintings carry the spirit of childhood fear, fantasy and story-telling. I like thinking about the things lurking in the corner of our minds, the things that scare us or drive our behavior but that we push to the side,” said artist Victoria Hoyt.
She said her work is fantastical in the sense that it’s all made up. Hoyt doesn’t work from pictures or pop cultural references. She observes a lot, writes things down and makes sketches. Her inspiration comes from the every day. Continue reading
“I’ve always had an eye for art and colors. I love looking at how things collaborate and match with each other,” said Willie Miller.
Miller said he takes inspiration from his family and his surroundings. Both things affect his art. He said his work really speaks to what is going on in his life specifically.
He likes to draw cartoons and does caricatures and airbrush art. His airbrush art will be the main focus of the show but he said he may also include some of his realistic pieces as well.
Miller tries to work on his art every day, sketching at work when he can and keeping himself in it. Continue reading
George Garrett III has always been interested in creating art. He said his first foray into drawing came at the age of four years old.
“I was scribbling on a piece of paper in the living room and I noticed the picture I drew looked like Fred Flintsone,” remembers Garrett.
He said his dad looked at the picture and agreed it did look like Fred Flintstone. After that, Garrett drew another picture and then another and he’s been drawing ever since. Continue reading
When he was a kid, artist James Bundy really wanted to be a paleontologist. He wanted to create a time machine and travel back to see the saber tooth tigers, mastodons and cavemen.
Is it any wonder then that as he grew older and left that dream behind he found himself drawn to book cover illustrations of pulp versions of Conan the Barbarian and Tarzan? Artist Frank Frezetta was a huge inspiration for James.
“The first time I saw those covers I thought they were so cool and I thought ‘I wish I could do that,’” he said. Continue reading
Brad Abboud is rocking a house party at the drop of a hat with his Paul’s Boutique show
Roughly 2 years ago artist Brad Abboud was listening to music while he was painting. This wasn’t out of the ordinary by any means, but for some reason the creative muse struck and he determined that he must do a series of paintings based on an album.
Lucky for all of us, he chose the Beastie Boys classic “Paul’s Boutique”. He felt this album was the perfect fit – there’s lots of room for interpretation, it’s lighthearted, and a definite cult classic. Continue reading