People’s Art Fest and Tattoo Factory show

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Me standing by my painting for the Tura Satana Show at Tattoo Factory Gallery October 30, 2008.Man, have I been busy! The Peoples’ Art Festival at Russel Industrial was great! Tons of bands and art and a great turnout despite the last minute rescheduling. This was the second year for this show, and it keeps getting better. Not your usual “watercolor of a piece of driftwood” type art fair stuff. It’s all Detroit artists hawking original art. It’s got a very rock ‘n’ roll vibe. And if you ask me, that’s the only kind I need.

On October 29/30 I was in Chicago for the opening of Tura! Tura! Tura! at the Tattoo Factory Gallery. Curated by the one and only Mitch O’Connell, the show that paid homage to Tura Satana who starred in, among other things, the Russ Myers cult classic Faster Pussycat Kill! Kill! I stayed with my pals from Detroit, talented artists in their own rights, Shayne Labadie and Brandon Garrison. To continue name-dropping, I hooked up with some more Detroit pals, legendary rock poster artist Mark Arminski, and Detroit fave Audrey Pongracz.
Tura Satana put me in a head lock.
I got to meet Tura, and I gave her a print of the piece I had in the show. She was a lot of fun, real laid-back and funny. I even met the legendary Cynthia Plastercaster, and Hannah Aitchison from L.A. Ink. Although I didn’t really get to talk to either of them for more than a minute, they were both super nice. Like, in case you were wondering. Well, that’s all for now. See you around!