Opening reception : Thursday October 25th 7-10pm.
Show will remain open all weekend long Friday-Sunday (Oct.26th-28th) 12pm-8pm
@Display, 439 S. Main Street, Gainesville, FL.
Curated by Edie Snyder
Derek Deal is a Central Florida grown, Brooklyn based graphic artist and motion designer with a BFA in Computer Art from Savannah College of Art & Design. Coming from an extensive advertising background, Derek has since become an accomplished freelance illustrator lending his talents to a variety of clientele.
Some of his clients include: Mirage Studios, Sony Music, Live Nation, Time Warner Inc, K2, Sims Snowboards, Epitaph Records, Fueled By Ramen, SRK Studios, Paramore, White Zombie, Less Than Jake, Iron Fist & more
Derek is currently working as Senior Motion Designer at Time Warner Global Media Grouphttp://www.derekdeal.com
Lauren Denitzio is an artist and musician who has participated in The Fest for the past six years. She has collaborated with bands and record labels such as Fake Problems, Worthwhile Way, Caves, Hot Water Music, No Idea, Righteous Babe and Fast Crowd and is also a regular design contributor to Razorcake. From 2004 to 2011 Lauren was a singer/guitarist in the band The Measure and is currently in the band Worriers. Last year she curated an LP compilation of female-fronted pop-punk titled Are You With The Band?, released on Paper + Plastick Records. She is currently pursuing her MFA in Fine Arts at Parsons the New School for Design while living in a tree-fort in Brooklyn. punkrockneverstop.http://www.laurendenitzio.com/
JP Flexner is an illustrator, printmaker and one of the best-known working graphic designers of the punk rock subculture in which he has been immersed since his childhood. A graduate of Salisbury University, JP currently resides in Philadelphia where he co-founded and co-curates Masthead Print Studio, a gallery regularly featuring work from Philadelphia's tightly knit printmaking community.http://jpflexnercreative.blogspot.com/
David Liebe Hart, musician, artist, puppeteer, and actor has been a cult personality for decades. In 1988, he followed the guidance of his Sunday School teacher Jim Henson and began producing The Junior Christian Science Bible Lesson Program on public access television. Eventually the show caught the eye of Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim, who cast Liebe Hart to sing his bizarre songs on their hit Cartoon Network show, Tim and Eric’s Awesome Show, Great Job!. David’s positive, stream of consciousness songs focus on the topics most important to him; beautiful women, famous actors, and his sincere belief in UFO’s. Since being “discovered” by Tim and Eric in 2006, David Liebe Hart has performed to sell-out crowds with the comedians, worked with John C. Reilly and Jonah Hill, and appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live. David has taken the recognition he’s found so late in life in stride. When asked to describe his music, Liebe Hart responds simply, “Peace, love, and punk rock”.http://liebehart.com/
Nicole Kibert is a photographer specializing in capturing live music. She is a frequent contributor to music publications including Suburban Apologist, Creative Loafing, Razorcake, NME, VISIONS, Huck Magazine, Hysteria, Gainesville Sun, Florida Alligator, REAX, Tampa Bay Times, Orlando Weekly and Gravedigger, in addition to band albums, websites and promotional materials.http://elawgrrl.com/
Bart King is a St. Paul, Minnesota based comic book artist, illustrator, designer and printmaker. Just like the Twin Cities he calls home; Bart's work is a combination of rural stillness and the sandpaper grit of the metropolitan. He is known for his ever widening technique and genre bending, but is grounded by his interpretation of everyday grandeur and the reality of human experience.http://www.bartking.com
Sean Mahan is a social realist figurative painter who works with graphite and acrylic washes on wood to depict a sense of wonder about innate human sweetness.
Sean has enjoyed creating cover artwork for the bands: Twelve Hour Turn, Floor, Daitro, Dauntless Elite, Jets vs. Sharks, Planes Mistaken For Stars, Beat Buttons, North Lincoln, Fires, Del Cielo, The Gifthorse, Mouthbreather, Senders, Little League, Back Pocket, Small Talk, Solid Pony, Laura Minor, Verde, Kids on Bikes, and more.http://seanmahanart.com
Laura Predny does black & white oil portraits & figurative paintings and pencil drawings. Born and raised on the south side of Chicago, she moved to Gainesville back in 1990. She was one of the founders of Wayward Council, wrote intermittently for the local Satellite magazine, was a DJ for ye olde Common Grounds & Grow Radio and an artist-in-residence at The Doris Bardon Cultural Community Center here in Gainesville. She has done work of and for many of the past & present FEST bands.http://www.laurapredny.com
Nate Powell is a comic book artist/writer born in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1978. He began self-publishing at age 14, and graduated from School of Visual Arts in 2000. His work includes Any Empire, Swallow Me Whole (Eisner Award winner for Best Graphic Novel, Los Angeles Times Book Prize finalist, and Ignatz Award winner), The Silence Of Our Friends (a New York Times best-seller), The Year Of The Beasts, and Sounds Of Your Name. Powell is currently drawing March, the graphic novel autobiography of civil rights legend and sitting Congressman John Lewis (to be published by Top Shelf in 2013). He is also drawing the graphic novel adaptation of Rick Riordan’s novelThe Lost Hero (Hyperion, 2014), while writing and drawing his own forthcoming graphic novel Cover (Top Shelf, 2017) and the short story collection You Don’t Say (Top Shelf, 2014)From 1999 to 2009, Powell worked full-time supporting adults with developmental disabilities. He managed DIY punk record label Harlan Records for 16 years, and has performed in the bands Universe, Soophie Nun Squad, Divorce Chord, Wait and Boomfancy. He lives in Bloomington, Indiana with his wife and daughter.http://www.seemybrotherdance.org
Patrick J. Stefano has been making a name for himself throughout the northeast as a photographer and general madman for the last decade or so. He's had a busy fall-- in recent weeks he has covered punk rock touring adventures with Such Gold, a handful of weddings, a custom motorcycle garage, and more. His approach blends an inquisitive perspective with self-taught technical mastery to create true outsider artwork. I've also seen him drink a beer while he was asleep at Fest 9, so there's that, too.- Declan William Ryan ( Roommate, Partner in crime & subject.)http://www.patrickjstefano.com/
Peter Wonsowski (pw!) is super excited to be a part of the Fest once again! Designing shirts & record covers for bands in Florida and all over the world since he was in high school, today he's following his dreams; working endlessly from his apartment in Harlem, designing toys, comic books, posters, clothing, album art, and everything in between.
For this 11th Fest, he has again created an original piece to show his support, gratitude, enthusiasm, and passion for the marriage of Art, Music, & the People who create & destroy it, in the same awesome spirit of the FEST.http://peterwonsowski.com/
D/A DOOM CREW ‘Dark Arts Doom Crew’ is a collective, formed by people involved in the DIY punk/hardcore scene from all over the world, whose purpose is to help support and inspire each other to keep being creative. The idea of having a collective is so that we can do things together and promote artist within the crew. Artists in the crew work in photography, illustration, graphic design, videos, graffiti, writing, tattoos, and other cool shit. They keep it real and love to party.
D/A Doom Crew artists showing at FEST 11 ART are Ian Anderson (Dead To Me), Juan Gabe (Comadre), Kenny Gabe (Comadre), Tanner McCardle, John McCarthy Jr. (L’Antietam), Scott Picaman, Ben Sears (Whips/Chains & Black God) and Adam Vass (La Dispute)www.darkartshomie.com