Friday’s Artwalk adds venues, events
Published: Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 10:53 a.m.
Friday’s Artwalk Gainesville adds to its fitting spring-like mix of music and art with two Artwalk events at the Hippodrome Theatre — and the addition of five new venues — while the University of Florida’s Swamp Records hosts a listening party for its first compilation album of Gainesville bands tonight at The Motor Room.
ARTWALK GAINESVILLE: The April Artwalk, which runs 7 to 10 p.m. Friday in downtown Gainesville, features two events at the Hipp and the addition of five new venues to its roster of participating galleries.
In the Hippodrome Gallery is a Repurpose Project Exhibit featuring works by 28 artists who used salvaged materials to produce nearly 100 pieces of art. The exhibit will continue at the Hipp at least through the summer.
The Hippdrome Basement, meanwhile, hosts “Water Colors Everything,” an art sale of works by nearly 50 artists to benefit the nonprofit entity Current Problems. Friday’s sale features works by such noteworthy artists as Eleanor Blair, Gary Borse, Lorelie Esser, Ann Gilroy, Rusty & Marie Hammer, Jill Heinerth, John Moran, Leslie Peebles and Linda Pence to name a few.
Venues new to Artwalk on Friday include The Actors’ Warehouse, 608 N. Main St., which hosts anti-bullying-themed presentations by the student groups Star Kidz and Duval Dragons; and the University Club, 18 E. University Ave., which features works by artists Collen Rand/CSW Rand and India Brooks.
Also new Friday are events at the Zorka Rose Gallery in Anthem Tattoo, 230 NW Second Ave., which hosts Shawn Maschino’s collaborative series with his late father, Enrico Maschino; Maude’s Cafe, 101 SE Second Place, Suite 101, which features works by local artists and live music on its patio; and Orange Blossom, 441 SE Second St., which hosts Marla Rosen’s senior BFA thesis exhibition, “The Object Absolute.”
SWAMP RECORDS LISTENING PARTY: Swamp Records, a non-profit, student-run record label from UF’s Student Government Productions, hosts a listening party tonight to celebrate its first digital compilation album featuring music by 12 area performers.
The album’s sounds range from the “vudu rawk” of Wester Joseph’s Stereo Vudu and the reggae-funk of Morning Fatty to the hip-hop sounds of D.P. and MSNRA.
The free listening party runs from 10 a.m. to 2
a.m. today at The Motor Room (formerly Spannk), 15 SW Second St., and features live performances by three artists on the album: Vass, Bells and Robes, and Parker Robinson.
The album is available only as a free, digital download at: Swampweb1.wix.com/swamp
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