C.L.A.W. Monsters in Thrift Art Show
This October The Cartoonist’s League of Absurd Washingtonians presents you with another installation of art made using found objects. During Third Thursday Art Walk make a stop at 1120 Creative House to look at the bizzarely attractive, and scary good artworks that engage your imagination.
C.L.A.W. ARTISTS: Mark Brill, Jennevieve Schiemmer, James Stowe, Mark Monlux, Anique Zimmer, RR Anderson, Steve Barnard, Travis Bundy, Thorax O’Tool, Brandon Pierce, Steve Garvin!
GUEST C.L.A.W. ARTISTS: Amanda Pool, Chandler Woodfin, Ms. Darcy, Brian Hutcheson (and many more maybe!)
Space: 1120 Creative House (1120 Pacific Ave, Tacoma WA – Map it)
Time: 7-10pm, October 20, 2016,
LIVE MUSIC by Tacoma Noise Rodeo
Although the art will be on display at the Creative House for the duration of October, your main opportunity for open house access and live entertainment is on Third Thursday so make it a stop on your Art Walk.
A little background:
C.L.A.W. started up this curated, traveling Thrift Art Show two years ago using forlorn vintage paintings purchased at Salvation Army or Goodwill. The absurdist artists then add monsters or sci-fi characters to change the context and offer a cheeky conversation between old and new ideas. Breathing with new life, the paintings are offered for sale to support art supplies for the cartoonists as well as fund their scholarship offered to students pursuing careers in illustration or cartooning. Since their first show at the Old Post Office (now called Courthouse Square) this show has morphed & traveled across many interesting venues in Tacoma including galleries and dive bars. Interested parties have the option to support the artists and scholarship fund by purchasing the paintings. The league also welcomes partnership opportunities with people who want to put up this eclectic exhibit into their spaces.