We are pleased to announce that Tanks and Helmets will be hosting our annual event at Seattle venue, Neumos on April 29, 2016 from 6-Midnite!
It started as this terrible idea to try and organize a group of unreliable, hard to find, social outcasts that spend their lives creating, destroying and exploring the fringe. It has taken some work but we’ve managed to round them up and turn it into a show. It changes a bit every year with new artists, different bikes, and new locations but tends to keep true to being a show that is meant to bring people from different backgrounds together over the common grounds of beers, bikes and bullshittin’. The ideas get more unique with each passing year. We are sure that year four will not disappoint.
The traditional environment for displaying a bonsai in Japan is a small interior alcove called a tokonoma. Much like the mantel above a fireplace, the tokonoma is a room’s focal point where cherished art and objects are displayed. A tokonoma display consists of three elements: a bonsai, a hanging scroll, and a small accent plant or art object. The role of the scroll is to anchor the display both visually and thematically. Decked-Out aspires to reinterpret the traditional hanging scroll used in bonsai displays with modern skate deck art.
Decked-Out: From Scroll to Skateboard features 16 tokonoma style displays, each with a custom skate deck painted by the Pacific Northwest’s most talented urban muralists. Artists are paired with a bonsai to create a work that combines traditional motifs and modern graffiti styles, as a new interpretation of bonsai display is established. Don’t miss this groundbreaking exhibit as the ancient beauty of bonsai collides with the emerging street art movement for the very first time.
On Friday, January 22, hundreds of Baton Rouge area residents and visitors – clad in their own pop-surrealist costumes – joined Baton Rouge Gallery – center for contemporary art (“BRG”) in celebrating the eighth annual Surreal Salon exhibition. This year’s exhibition – juried by California-based artist Elizabeth McGrath Art – featured 60 artists from 23 different states in perhaps the most diverse and engaging Surreal Salon yet!
Coffee Black is an annual exhibit of art where I hand pick 10 artist from around our region and ask them to create a new series of work, restricting their medium to black and coffee tones. This will be our third show, and the lineup gets more exciting every year! Our artsts create a blend of seattles finest, all brewing under one roof, to create an experience you wont soon forget. check out the website at: http://www.coffeeblackart.com/
Over a hundred artists from around the city will join Tashiro Kaplan Artist Lofts tenants as we close down the street and open our doors for a day long, indoor and outdoor arts festival featuring: live painting & interactive installations, 6 floors of special exhibitions, open galleries, studios, and lofts, booths by local arts organizations, live music, staged and impromptu performances, food by local restaurants, food trucks, & a Roof Deck Saloon.
The maiden voyage of “Sea Affaire” was a solo effort by local artist Solace. This year Solace accepts the role of captain and insists on assistance. A motley crew of artists was assembled to man the ship.
We welcome aboard Michelle Anderst, the natural observer of the crew. Her delicate structures and attention to detail are sure to marvel. Ego was a must for this trek. His tattoo heritage coupled with his patented whimsical creepiness will surely supply some maritime merriment. His ability to harness water-based pigment makes Levi Hastings an obvious addition to this cast. Drawing from his many travels and filtered through his eye for design, his tales are not to be missed. Megon Shoreclay is a true explorer. Enamored with the mysteries of the natural world, she brings vibrance and excitement to her vision. To complete this ensemble, there is Joe Vollan. His dedication to adventure is unparalleled as he grounds us with his search for contentment and hope in dilapidated worlds.
Please join us for the celebration of this year’s “SeaAffaire” collection. All crew members will be in attendance.
This is just a really radical art show featuring a wealth of talent from Seattle to England.
Artist Roster Includes:
Jermey Deming GERM, Jen Vertz, Josh Ramp, TJ Schneider, Travis Hess TUKI, Schoph Schopfield, David Blake, Hellmutt Billy, Quincy Quigg, Jesse Brown, Kyler Martz, Scott Fuller, Wakuda, Todd Lown, Ten Hundred, Charlie GRRL, Hubba Hubba, Hash, Goldy, Street Trash Brewing, Joe Vollan, 13 Fingers, Maynerd, Brian Papa, CASH, Dominc de Ventura, Duffy , Andrew Reimer, Brennan Coyle, Burrito Breath, Kevin Drake, Charles Russ and Joe Nix
An Epic Group Show featuring a bevy of PNW urban and contemporary artists who have exhibited at Bherd over the years. While the show is unthemed, the artists invited are the inspiration and include: Michelle Anderst, Curtis Ashby, Debbie Bianchi, Zach Bohnenkamp, Greg Boudreau, Jenn Brisson, Jenny Dayton, Nichole DeMent, Braden Duncan, Miguel Edwards, Ego, Marty Gordon, Jeremy Gregory, Troy Gua, Aaron Jasinki, Lucien Knuteson, Larkin, Ryan Molenkamp, Ninjagrl, Chris Olson, Kate Protage, Sensei 23, Chris Sheridan, Megon Shore, Solace, Kellie Talbot, Siolo Thompson, Dan Voelker, Joe Vollan and Brian White.
We cannot tell the precise moment when friendship is formed. As in filling a vessel drop by drop, there is at last a drop which makes it run over; so in a series of kindnesses there is at last one which makes the heart run over.
– Ray Bradbury