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Frenchy & The Punk

I discovered Frenchy & the Punk quite by accident at the 2014 Steampunk World’s Fair. I watched their Sunday afternoon concert and couldn’t believe how amazing they were and wondered why I hadn’t heard of them before that day. I bought their CD “Hey Hey Cabaret” at their merch stand and listened to it almost every day for a month thereafter. I’ve found that a nice way to relive an event such as the SPWF is to purchase some of the music that I listened to (and it supports the artists also).

Their music as described on their website:

Imagine Siouxsie Sioux and Dee Dee Ramone had a duo that was inspired by Django Reinhardt, Edith Piaf, Toulouse Lautrec and Deepak Chopra, this is what it might sound like. One part Dresden Dolls, Sonny and Cher and one part White Stripes. A pixie spirited flexitarian band of tree hugging, gothic, folky, Steam Punks by way of Paris and New York. Doused in red wine, kale and granola, raised on punk rock and ballet, eclectic and uplifting… fun with a capital F!


   Samantha Stephenson (Frenchy)

  Scott Heland (The Punk)
 Photos from Steampunk World’s Fair 2015 performance.

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Throw Back Thursday: Steampunk City at Speedwell 

 My first Steampunk event was Steampunk City in Speedwell, New Jersey.  I didn’t have any real Steampunk attire yet so I threw together an outfit with some things I had in my closet.  Since then I have acquired different clothes and accessories at the different Steampunk events that I attended.

   
   
A recent photo of my newer “Steamgoth” look.

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Art Opening: Never Grow Up: The Art of Comic Con at BlackBird Gallery

Last weekend I went to the opening for “Never Grow Up: The Art of Comic Con” at the Blackbird Gallery and Studio in Jersey City, New Jersey.  In addition to four of my iPad drawings, the group show features the work of Christian Masot, Noel Gussen, Marq Romero, Scott Modrzynski, Alex Perament, Gerald Terado and Lawrence Ciarallo.   From the gallery:

“The spirit of Comic Con is flying into Jersey City! Featuring pop culture influenced works from emerging and established New Jersey artists, the pieces will consist of varying medium and application but will speak to the enchanting theme of “Never Grow Up”.”

The Gallery, located at 189 Brunswick Street in Jersey City, also holds a variety of painting and photography classes for adults and children.  It is a beautiful space for showing artwork and I’m really looking forward to seeing what they do next!


  With Christian Masot
  

The show will be up until the end of October. Contact the gallery for the hours.

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Never Grow Up: The Art of Comic Con at Blackbird Gallery

I am really excited about being part of the group show “Never Grow Up: The Art of Comic Con” at the Blackbird Gallery and Studio in Jersey City, New Jersey.  The Blackbird Gallery, located at 189 Brunswick Street, is a beautiful space which also holds art and photography classes.  The opening is Saturday, October 3rd from 6 to 8, and the exhibit is up for the entire month of October.  I will be posting pictures from the opening some time next week.

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First Friday at Mobile Digital Art and More on Boonton, NJ

  
I am very fortunate to be an exhibiting artist at Mobile Digital Art and More in Boonton, New Jersey. The gallery is owned by David Scott Leibowitz, one of the first mobile artists that I originally met online. The gallery features artwork by some of the original mobile artists who started on iPhones and iPod Touch, and later the iPad.  

Once a month Boonton has First Friday where the galleries have openings and musicians play along the street. Last month I did some live iPad art in front of the gallery. Everyone who stopped by to watch was very friendly and the night just flew by. There is a great vibe in Boonton, and I’m really looking forward to many more First Fridays.

   
   

View of my iPad artwork in the Gallery.

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The Grand Ball Starring Aurelio Voltaire

  
Last weekend I went to the Grand Ball at QXT’s in Newark, New Jersey. Even though I had seen Voltaire at his Necrocomicom last year, this was my first time seeing him perform. He is an incredible performer, and his stories between songs really left an impression on me. As described on his website:

Voltaire (Aurelio Voltaire Hernandez) is often described as a modern day renaissance man. He is a singer/ performer, creator of comic books, animation and toys. 

 

  
    

    
 

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Wordless Wednesday 

  
Hipstamatic iPhone Photo

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