Louisville , KY - The best concert posters have always captured both the essence of the music they promoted and the spirit of the time in which they were produced. This is as true today as it was in San Francisco during the Sixties. Gig Posters: The Art of Contemporary Music Promotion provides the general public with an opportunity to see fine poster art and to meet some of the artists who created it, and even walk away with a keepsake from their favorite band. On exhibition through may 16, 2009 in the Mary and Al Shands Gallery.
Because of the universal appeal of music and poster art, the exhibition will include not only the best of American artists but also include a selection of artists from around the world. Local exhibiting artist and designer Ron Jasin, will be screen-printing one-of-a-kind posters for the show live opening night.
Exhibiting artist include: Alana Twelmeyer, Anna Martine Nilsen, Bangout, Bill Green, Christian Peters, Cricket Press Brian & Sarah Turner, Dan McCarthy, David Brooks, Gary Houston, Ian Gordon, Jake Early, Jason Munn, Julie Hill, Kraken, Kristen Thiele, Lars Privat, Michael Fluckigeiger, Miles Tsang, Patrick Jones, Remi, Rhys Cooper, Rokitmul Design Studios, Ron Lilberti, Ron Jasin, Sean Higgins,, Stephano Manzi, Steve Mockensturm, The Farm Barn, Tiny Little Horses.
Bands include: Calexico, Moonstompers, Caven, Cojones, Skywise, Zippo, Stonebride, Earlimart, Fleet Foxes, Manjongg, Mates of State, Mission of Burma, Rosebuds, Dagobah, Built To Spill, Cat Power, Bonnie Prince Billy, Death Cab for Cutie, Doves, My Morning Jacket, Gillian Welch, Neko Case, Old, Crow Medicine Show, Patty Smith, Ringo Starr, Dashboard Confessional, The Aquabats, The Elected, Cake, Neil Young, The Mother Hips, Beck, Deerhunter, Modest Mouse, Forget Cassettes, Nire, Jimmy Eat World, Esquizitos, Thursday, Arcade Fire, Super chunk, Feist, GirlTalk, GWAR, Kings of Leon, Murder By Death, Radiohead, The Black Keys, Foo Fighters, Queens of the Stone Age, Breeders, British Sea Power, Sterolab, Black Diamond Heavies, Mars Volta, Nick Cave, PJ Harvey, Tom Waits, Yonder Mountain String Band, Flaming Lips and Butthole Surfers.
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