Show Up and Throw Up is a different kind of art show, a spontaneous event of fun, street and fine art in a mix that will result in anybody's guess. Held at the Oleson Gallery in St. Petersburg, Florida, with live music, food, drinks and a DJ, this is a happening, an art show for artists, with no jury in sight. St. Petersburg is alive and thriving with art, and downtown is the place to be for artists, who are supporting one another in a scene that just keeps growing.
This show is an open invitation for any and all artists, working in any style or medium. Artists are welcome to come to the gallery at any time between 1 pm and 7 pm on Saturday, January 18th, 2014, and grab the hammers, nails and name tags that are provided, to hang their own work anywhere they like. Then, at 7 pm, the show begins! Come and meet the artists that will be hanging out. This is about as informal as it gets, but it's a great idea, to create the excitement of a pot luck art show. Aurailieus Artist created a mural on the front of the gallery for the show. Live music will be provided by Goodnight Neverland, The Patients, and Mountain Holler, followed by an Oleson Gallery after party.
Show Up and Throw Up
Saturday, January 18, 2014
7 pm to 12 am
685 Central Avenue, St. Petersburg, Florida
located at the historic Fountain and Restaurant next to State Theatre in St. Petersburg, FL
Event Page on Facebook
Update: Conversation with James Oleson at the Oleson Gallery
John Taormina and James Oleson organized the show at The Oleson Gallery. James Oleson is an artist himself. He works in metal sculpture and he also paints. The large metal horse in front of the Dazzio Gallery on Central Avenue in St. Petersburg is Oleson's work. During the evening, he planned to spray paint a car behind the gallery, which he was taping off in preparation just before the show opened.
"I've had the gallery a couple of years, but in the last few months, we've started opening it up for shows," said Oleson. "We are about 5 or 6 shows in."
"The idea behind the show is that there are no restrictions," said James Oleson. "We hear about artists saying they can't get into galleries. This was open to everyone who wanted to come down to get involved."
"Aurailieus came up with the initial idea for the show. We all sit around together and make art on certain nights and come up with stuff, then we make it happen," he said.
"We want to meet new people in the community. I've met some people that I never knew before this show. We had no idea what the show was going to be, but there's so much energy here! This afternoon at 1:00 we had completely blank walls, and now look at it! Completely full. And the work looks good too," said Oleson.
In the slide show you will see art from the gallery. In the video, watch Mark Mitchell create a painting that is on display in the show. Art will be on exhibit until the show closing on February 8, 2014.
The next show coming up at Oleson Gallery is The Art of Women opening on Valentines Day. Participating Artists include:
D. G. Art Co.
Special Homecoming performance by Geri X
Also appearing Sugar Ransom
Sword Dancing by Zosa Pistola
DOORS OPEN at 7 pm (until 12 am) on February 14th, 2014, with food, drinks, candy and a DJ to greet you! $4 cover at the door for men only. Ladies are free.