Monday, July 9, 2007

On Vinyl

Saturday night was "The Vinyl Show" at New Street. 40 artists created works of art on vinyl records to be auctioned off. The place was quite crowded by the end of the auction at 11pm with people intent on getting pieces to add to their personal collection of local artist. I found it reaffirming that so many people do collect the work of emerging local artist and are eager to run around the gallery, marking up their bids on various works as each new bidder ups the ante. When the clock struck 11 people ripped the bidding sheets off the wall in great triumph.

I put in a bid on Brandy Collier's fabric piece:

And Meshakai Wolf's piece "Wound":

But since my budget doesn't currently allot for "art collecting" I was eventually outbid. Hopefully it was a prosperous night for the gallery. Atlanta desperately needs galleries like New Street and it was the perfect show for art patrons to give their monetary support.
Three bands played but considering the first band didn't start until close to midnight, I only managed to catch Hubcap City who played in the backyard. They had an experimental sound that fit the outdoor environment of light-flooded trees perfectly. People sat in a circle around them, everyone a bit intoxicated by the odd assortment of characters. You can hear them on myspace at:

Hubcap City

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