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The Mike Varley Plain Dealer: a new painting debuts this Saturday at Crest Fest

June 13th, 2011 by admin

Hello All,

This Saturday will be the public debut of “Our Electric Tethers,” a mixed media canvas piece I’ve been working on since June of last year.  The work will be on display at the Crest Hardware Art Show and Festival June 18th from 1-7pm.  Crest is located at 558 Metropolitan Avenue in Brooklyn, right off the Lorimer L train or Metropolitan G train stops.  This is the tenth year of the art show and fourth year of the corresponding festival, and the buzz has gotten bigger every year.  The event has been featured in both Time Out New York and the New Yorker as upcoming events in June.  Pasted below is the press release for your reading pleasure.  I should be there all day hanging out and volunteering my time.  I hope to see some of you there.
Mike Varley
Contact: Joseph Franquinha
Crest Hardware Art Show
558 Metropolitan Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11211
Phone: 718-388-9521
June 18, 2011: Crest Fest- 1:00PM to 7:00PM

On June 18th, Crest Fest 2011 will act as the official launch party for the Crest Hardware Art Show (C.H.A.S.). As a means to give back to the community, Crest Fest is structured as a civic-minded, volunteer based event. Proceeds from Crest Fest 2011will benefit The City Reliquary Museum and Civic Organization. This year’s program will include a live music stage, two DJ booths, local, creative art & food vendors and additional involvement from surrounding businesses and community organizations.
Estimated attendance throughout the day is 4000+. All ages are welcome. Time Out New York named Crest Fest one of the top “Cool Free Events” of the summer.

The group art show will include 100+ works from various artists of different mediums. The art will be installed contextually throughout 10,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor space, including a 5,000 sq ft urban garden. Work will be on display from June 18th, 2011 until July 31st, 2011. All art is about/made with/or inspired by hardware.

The vendor market that will take place at Crest Fest will give local artisans a chance to share their creative wares within their own community. From food to handmade crafts and artwork, there is certainly something for everyone.

Live music performances by The Suzan, EMEFE, Gunfight! & Little Victory. DJ sets by FAT & EZ, Nick Catchdubs, Lucas Walters, Dom Rocket, Rok One, King Cut, Synapse, Peter Hale & Krunk Pony.

Crest Fest 2011 & The C.H.A.S. are sponsored by XL Energy Drink,, True Value, Zipcar, Meeker Avenue Flea Market, Jelly NYC, 3rd Ward, Brooklyn Photo, Frank 151, Fool’s Gold Records, Main Drag Music, The Self Portrait Project & The Meat Hook.
Beverages sponsors include Vine Wine, Bomb Lager, Radeberger Pilsner & Harpoon Brewery.

“The Crest show has gained increasing stature as an important showcase for emerging breakout artists & is now considered a stepping-stone to acclaimed group shows at the level of P.S. 1.”
– Wall Street Journal

Crest Hardware Art Show and Crest Fest: 558 Metropolitan Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11211
Trains: Metropolitan Ave. G train and the Lorimer St. L train.

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