Plush Rock Art Show

By: Desirae Holland

Sporting a retro-styled AC/DC t-shirt, an Aussie accent and some funky platform light-up sneakers, graphic designer and artist Emily Connell resembled a true rock star at the opening reception for her show, Plush Rock Art Show. Connell brought classic rock music to life with 3-D hand sewn sculptures of vinyl record art from iconic bands such as The Clash, AC/DC and The Cramps to name a few.

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Artist Emily Connell

Connell mentioned she was inspired to create the collection of record art after creating a sculpture of her favorite band, Audit In Progress, album art work, “Hot Snake” for a friend’s birthday. With the intricate details and impeccable craftsmanship displayed in each sculpture, its hard to believe the self-taught seamstress took on average a month to create each piece.

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The collection will be on display at the Fall Brewing Company for a month, where ironically Connell recreated brewery co-owner Dave Lively original album art work for the band, Rocket From The Crypt. If you are in the North Park area, grab a beer with a friend and check out the collection!

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This One is for the Lovers: Intimacy Art Show 

By: Desirae Holland

Playing into February’s theme of love an atmosphere of intimacy  was created with the art exhibit Intimacy. Whether it be the intimate thoughts that consume the boundaries of our mind, the warmth granted with the embrace of a hug, or the personal space that gets invaded with the closeness of a kiss, a group of artist came together to illustrate their interpretations of intimacy.

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