Photo by Reed Fischer The pretty, colorful Mosaic was a good precursor to what we would find inside
Art Rock transformed Armory Art Center into the art version of Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory
this past Saturday. Artwork was on the walls, on tables, on people, and
in jars. It was in the form of jewelry, paintings, magnets, skateboards,
and cupcakes. Put on by Stitch Rock's Amanda
Linton, this event gave everybody the opportunity to strut out the door
with artwork in hand (for instance, postcards sold for $2). The solid turnout and
feedback "reassures that people want this and that makes me happy,"
Linton said after the event. But a subtler perk at Art Rock was found.
You could also shop for your future tattoo artist. Meet some artists
after the jump:
Photo by Reed Fischer Helpful directions: The mosaic is no where near the entrance, but this sculpture is Photo by Reed Fischer Amanda Linton deserves a freakin' medal, but she did score a jar of pickles Photo by Reed Fischer Art you can wear in your hair by Annies Cupboards Photo by Reed Fischer JR Linton, husband of Stitch Rock bad-ass Amanda Linton, works at Hellcat Tattoo Photo Reed Fischer Chris Chaney, who also tattoos at Hellcat, bartered two cupcakes for a rock poster from the Iron Forge Press guys Photo by Reed Fischer Same shot, sans people Photo by Reed Fischer These are the Iron Forge Press guys, Ian and Chuck. (Personal note: I scored a sweet Depeche Mode rock poster) Photo by Reed Fischer Jason Page creates "Light Painting" photographs. The process went over my head but I do know there's no photo editing Photo by Reed Fischer Armory Art Center became an eclectic, indie marketplace Photo by Reed Fischer One of the photographer's picks, artwork by Raven Girl Photo by Reed Fischer Here's a shot of sewer-extraordinaire Ragamufyn's stuff Photo by Reed Fischer And a close up of some collage magnets
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Photo by Reed Fischer Lea Vendetta, who also tattoos, desribes her paintings as having an underworld, dark atmosphere, as burlesque, and containing busty women Photo Reed Fischer Pooch, who owns Altered State Tattoo, can paint one of his wicked prints on a guitar for you Photo by Reed Fischer Body art was also available for viewing upon request Photo by Reed Fischer And switch sides for one more shot