An art exhibition featuring new works by Jack Fowler will be held from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. during LIVE on the Plaza on Friday, May 8 at Graphite Elements & Design, 1751 NW 16.
At ‘Brand,’ attendees will have a chance to meet Fowler and purchase from a selection of paintings created specifically for the one-time show. A portion of the proceeds will benefit SixTwelve, a collaborative arts space in the Paseo Arts District.
The event is free and open to the public, and will also feature music, cocktails by Benny Jacobs and craft beer by Anthem Brewing Company.
According to Fowler, the tongue-in-cheek naming of the exhibition is intended to accurately describe a common thread among the collection of art to be sold, and to spark a conversation among attendees about the evolving concept of personal brands.
“The works I’m creating the best of what I think I’m known for: portraits, cities, and trees. I’m looking forward to talking to people about the differences between earning a reputation vs. branding yourself.”“Those who know me won’t be surprised that I called the show Brand to be a little passive aggressive about a word I despise,” Fowler said. “People shouldn’t be a brand, but we seemingly have no choice in today’s social media-driven society. The works I’m creating the best of what I think I’m known for: portraits, cities, and trees. I’m looking forward to talking to people about the differences between earning a reputation vs. branding yourself.”
Located in the heart of the Paseo Arts District, SixTwelve provides opportunities for people both young and old to learn skills in the arts, music, cooking, gardening and sustainable local living. The space sports a cooperative garden, a commercial kitchen, a gallery, an outdoor performance stage, and four flexible classrooms. SixTwelve seeks to bring many disciplines under one roof where community can flourish.
More info about SixTwelve at www.sixtwelve.org.