THH70 Featuring in Holiday Group Gallery Show in Colorado!

Even though I wasn’t planning on being involved with any further shows for the remainder of the year, as I’m currently hanging in the “Davmo & The Young Guns” museum retrospective at The Contemporary Art Center of Virginia thru January 3rd, 2010, I was contacted about featuring some of my work in a charity sale & auction in Northern Colorado that I thought was a great idea and a good cause. And with the holidays coming up, how could I say no? I will have 4 canvases available at the event.

The exhibit officially opens on Friday, October 23rd (my birthday!) and will be presented every other Friday after that on thru December 18th (exact date & time info below). Entitled “States Filling Plates”, the show will be held at The Gallery Underground in Fort Collins, CO, although other “satellite” venues are being planned for additional dates on thru the end of the year (I will post that information as I get it) . The event is the brainchild of Colorado-based artist Bryan Collins. The proceeds from sales will benefit Colorado homeless shelters & organizations that feed the hungry on Thanksgiving, as well as a portion of the proceeds going to Toys For Tots, the National Marine toy drive to give children gifts for Christmas. So, you can see, this is a very worthwhile series of shows, and if you are going to be in Northern Colorado on any of the dates listed below, stop on by, buy some art, and make sure some of those less fortunate can all be fed and have gifts for the holidays!

As for the current roster of artists appearing in the show, here is the confirmed list (as of Oct. 14th):
THH70
Chris Panatier
Bryan Collins
Rolfe Bautista
TheRichAnt
Marcia Furman
Aaron Jasinski
Dan May
Rio McCarthy
Amber Marie
Rachel Ann
SOCKstar!
Igor Abramovich
Coleen Whitfield
Kevin Gosselin

I will be posting more artist info, as well as flyer imagery, press releases, etc. as I receive them. In regards to local press: Fort Collins NOW, SCENE Magazine, and The Coloradoan are all covering the event, with possible national coverage forthcoming. Articulate City (Ft Collins city-sponsored art organization) will be involved in the first showing and it will be an invitation-only event to host the known buyers and art supporters in the area.

Here’s the current information that I currently have:
“States Filling Plates” Holiday Art Sale & Auction
The Gallery Underground
109 Linden Street
Fort Collins, CO
(in the historic Avery Building)

Oct 23rd – The Gallery Underground
~ The GU will be hosting a VIP event for Fort Collins’ “Articulate City”. This will be the 1st official opening of silent auctions and hard-priced work.

Nov 6th – The Gallery Underground
~ First Friday opening. These events draw hundreds into the gallery. Silent auctions will continue this night and hard-priced work will be on display.

Nov 20th – The Gallery Underground
~ Third Friday open studio night. Smaller, intimate crowd. New silent auctions will open this night and hard-priced work will be on display.

Dec 4th – The Gallery Underground
~ First Friday opening. These events draw hundreds into the gallery. Silent auctions will continue this night and hard-priced work will be on display.

Dec 18th – The Gallery Underground
~ Third Friday open studio night. Smaller, intimate crowd. Silent auctions will continue this night and hard-priced work will be on display.

Below are some photos of the space. Definitely an intimate establishment, and one that looks like could be a lot of fun on the “First Fridays” when it gets packed!
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About thh70

THH70 was born in human form in 1970 in Los Angeles, California, but the "persona" of his nom de plume was conceived in late 1994 as a stage name for his burgeoning music career. Consequently, he is now an accomplished worldwide-selling visual artist, with his works in private and corporate collections on every continent. Since beginning to actively market and sell his artwork in November 2000, he has sold well over 1000 original mixed media pieces worldwide (with that number continuing to grow), and is considered a “P.T. Barnum-esque” showman of marketing and self-promotion, with his website garnering roughly 25,000 hits per month with virtually no third-party advertising. THH70 is known worldwide for his unique artistic approach that he has branded "lo-fi urban abstract graffiti" where, painting on a wide variety of surfaces, he combines crude painterly techniques utilizing materials and media that include everything from acrylics to spray paint to household products like Windex and X-14 mildew remover with his own style of raw stream of consciousness wordplay and text. In the "brick and mortar" gallery world, THH70 and his own blend of visual mania have shown in solo and group shows across the United States at such important art galleries as BLK/MRKT Gallery (now Kinsey/DesForges) in Los Angeles, known to many as the apex of optimum alternative art on the West Coast, and the fashionable Diesel Gallery in New York City. Along the way, his work has been seen in galleries and art houses across the country, beginning with an auspicious 45-piece solo show at the now-defunct Organic Gallery in Silverlake, California. More recently, he was personally invited to be an artist in BLK/MRKT Gallery’s first “Artist’s Annual” in 2006 along with 24 other artists across the globe (including the likes of Jeff Soto, Tiffany Bozic, Dave Kinsey, Evan Hecox, David Choe, Tes One, and WK Interact) that are considered the cream of the Alternative Art crop. The show was meticulously documented, and a hardcover leather-bound full-color catalogue, entitled “BLK/MRKT: ONE”, was published and released across the world by famed European art publisher Die Gestalten Verlag. Additionally, the work of THH70 has been seen in the Alternative Art magazine JUXTAPOZ on several occasions. In early-2002, THH70, sensing an absence in the online marketplace for a central hub for like-minded artists to collectively exhibit their work, as well as to be a jump-off point to inform current and potential collectors of their website, gallery, auction, and sales information, he created AOA – Alternative Online Artists, an online nationwide juried collective of almost 30 artists. Since founded, AOA has selected and maintained a group of the nation’s most diverse, successful and consistent alternative artists (with these artists encompassing the many styles of Pop, Outsider, Graffiti, Fluxus, Dada, Contemporary, Modern, Lowbrow, Urban, Abstract, Graphic Design, and Folk, as well as entering into the now-lucrative arena of limited edition vinyl art toys). These AOA artists (which has included such luminaries as DAVMO, Gus Fink, SFAUSTINA, Nix Toxic and of course, THH70) continue to make ever-crashing waves in the art world. In late 2005, THH70 was interviewed at length on film for the documentary “America’s Chemical Angels”, a film by documentarian Oxana Chumak about the overmedication of children with ADD/ADHD. In addition to the interview footage, THH70’s seminal 2002 painting “RITALIN®” is featured prominently in the film, as well as in it’s promotional advertising. Additionally, THH70 is an accomplished musician/recording artist. He was tour keyboardist for Billboard Top 10 New Age recording artist Nicholas Gunn, and was subsequently signed to a multi-album recording contract by a national record label. In 2003, he wrote and performed on Mr. Gunn’s commercially and critically acclaimed album “Journey To Yellowstone”, with his penned "Nature's Cry" garnering the most radio play of any song on that album. In June 2007, THH70 digitally released an album across the Internet under the moniker ELEMENTAL with his periodic music partner David Damato. The latest THH70 solo album, entitled "demologiQue: explorations in texture" was released in January of 2008. THH70 also has added “voice actor” to his extensive creative resumé: in 2007 he was hired by top animation and video game sound design company Okratron 5000 to voice multiple characters for the Japanese anime series “Glass Fleet – The Legend of the Wind of the Universe (Garasu no Kantai)”. 2008 was an auspicious year for THH70, with multiple shows across the United States, hanging his work alongside artists such as Buff Monster, Greg Lamarche, Josh Keyes, Greg Gossel, Amy Sol, and many other alternative art "heavy hitters". September 2008 saw the release of THH70's first-ever self-published art catalogue - a 94 page full-color book chronicling a selection of works spanning the last several years. He was also a contributing editor to Mad Skills Magazine, an online arts & culture magazine in Europe. 2009 has already begun on a high note for the artist with his participation in a massive Obama-themed art exhibit in the Dominican Republic. The show, which included artists such as Shepard Fairey, Ron English, Ray Noland and others, displayed THH70 as the only artist to be specially commissioned for his work in the entire show of over 80 pieces. In the Fall, he will be including his work in a museum retrospective in the Contemporary Art Center of Virginia. THH70 resides in Dallas, Texas. www.thh70online.com www.myspace.com/thh70 www.aoacollective.com
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One Response to THH70 Featuring in Holiday Group Gallery Show in Colorado!

  1. Pingback: Flyer for the “States Filling Plates” Gallery Show I’m in Oct. 23rd – Dec. 19th « THH70 Art & News

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