Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Art Opening This Thursday!

On Thursday, June 24th, 2010, 16 Penny Gallery will be hosting an art opening and exhibition of screenprints by The Cricket Press, inside 52.5 Records, at 561 King Street. The opening event will run from 6 PM to 8 PM and is free of charge and open to the public. The exhibition will run through mid-July 2010.

Brian and Sara Turner have been making posters for nearly a decade. In 2003, they started Cricket Press from a tiny studio in their home of Lexington, KY. Since then, they have created gig posters for hundreds of bands ranging from indie-rock to free-jazz, bluegrass to punk; as well as promotional work for events both local and national.

Together they have created their own unique and quirky vision of the world, translating their characteristic illustrations through the hand-printed processes of letterpress and screen-printing. When they’re not ruining their clothes slinging ink on posters, Cricket Press also spends a good deal of time on numerous design and illustration projects, as well as making various hand-printed goods and ephemera.

All of the pieces in the exhibition will be available for purchase, and Brian and Sara will be on hand the night of the opening to represent their work.

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The Roots - How I Got Over CD
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Danzig - Deth Red Saboth CD
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Herbie Hancock - Imagine Project CD
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Robert Randolph And The Family - We Walk This Road CD
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Tuesday, June 15, 2010

New and/or recently restocked:
David Bazan Live Electrical LP
Deer Tick Black Dirt Sessions CD, LP
Ratatat LP4 CD, LP
Devo Something For Everybody CD
Foals Total Life Forever CD
Gabor Szabo Jazz Raga CD remastered, reissued
Tom Petty Mojo CD (vinyl available for special order)
We are Scientists Barbara CD
Local Natives Gorilla Manor back in on vinyl
Posted the "new hours" and noticed that I hadn't posted anything in almost two months. That doesn't look good. I need to do something about that.
New hours: Monday thru Saturday 11-6, Sunday 1-6. We'll stay open later for art openings. Frank won't be behind the counter on Friday & Saturday evenings now, but you can see him there all day on Sunday and Monday. I'll be taking those two days off from now on. Whoo-hoo! ~ Clay