oil on gessoed bowling pin
Happy 240th painting to me! Swear I'm going to write a "what I've learned" section again soon. :)
Well, I've finally moved on to my final medium: the bowling pin. Ha! ok actually this was a fun piece for the Pin Projekt of the Troika Music Festival. The painting is kind of a panoramicn view of the american tobacco skyline featuring the lucky strike water tower and smoke stack. Fun stuff. Tonight at 6:30 is the auction at Pinhook were many cool pins for local artists will be auctioned off. More info:
May 29th, 6:30 pm $5.00 cover
5th Annual Pin Projekt Art Auction scheduled at the Pinhook
Durham, N.C. 2009 – The 5th annual Pin Projekt fund raiser for the Troika Music Festival will take place on May 29th, 2009 at the Pinhook on 117 W. Main Street in Durham. The event features an auction of used bowling pins that local artists, musicians, and craftspeople have turned into painted or carved pieces of decorative and functional art. This year’s event features the work of over a dozen artists, including Tom Buhrman, Wendy Spitzer and Triangle favorite Jodi Hoover (www.jodihoover.com).
Viewing and cocktails begin at 6:30 p.m. with the auction at 8:00 p.m. There is a $5 cover charge that will be collected at the door.
Music will be provided by Cool John Ferguson beginning at 10:00 pm. Cool John and his band will be among the first blues acts to play at the Pinhook, which is one of Durham’s newest venues. Cool John has collaborated with many well-known artists, including Taj Mahal, Kenny Wayne Shepard, and BB King.
All proceeds from the Pin Projekt benefit the Troika Music Festival, which is a three-day, Durham-based festival featuring local and regional bands happening November 5th-7th, 2009.
“We're lucky to host this one of a kind event in its 5th year. The auction is an important fundraiser for us, but more than that, it's an opportunity to host an art event affordable for many. If you have not attended a Pin Projekt, make this your year!” says Chair Melissa Thomas.
More information is available at http://www.
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The Troika Music Festival
In 2002, the Durham Association for Downtown Arts, Inc. (DADA), having successfully hosted a showcase series since 2001, decided to organize the first Durham Music Festival, a one-day event featuring musicians and bands from Durham, North Carolina. The event was a success, so DADA held the following year's festival over the course of three nights at multiple venues in downtown Durham. In 2004, festival organizers invited independent bands from all over the Triangle and beyond. Plus, several well respected independent record labels participated by showcasing some of their bands and themselves.
In 2005, organizers made an effort for the festival to better serve and represent the whole Triangle area. During the festival's five day span, there were events at locations in Durham, Chapel Hill, and Raleigh. Additionally, organizers changed the name to Troika Music Festival, so that, although the bulk of the events were still in Durham, the whole area could celebrate its vibrant music scene together.
In subsequent years, organizers resumed efforts to concentrate the activity in the burgeoning, culturally rich downtown area of Durham, consistently featuring the area's brightest musical acts as well as critically acclaimed acts visiting from elsewhere.
More info about the event can be found at www.troikamusicfestival.org/