"Back in that day [the '50's and '60's] there were 37 bars in Beacon, 28 of them on or near the East Main Street/Main Street corridor..." (from Jack Sine's article, "Miro's Closes - The End of an Era" Beacon Dispatch, Feb, 2006)
The Museum of Drunken Art (MODA) will be exhibiting its collection of drunken art at bau from Sept 29 - Oct. 7. There will be an opening reception on the 29th from 6-9pm.
Here's the press release:
In celebration of the Spirit of Beacon, (MODA) The Museum of Drunken Art is please to announce that its vast holdings of drunken art are coming to Beacon. A combination of drawings, paintings, mixed media, and sculptural work will be showcased. The museum's collection will be on view from Sept 29th – Oct 7th, 2007.
The Museum of Drunken Art was founded by museum director and curator Peter Teraberry as a venue for the display of uninhibited creativity while under the influence of alcohol. Based in Williamsburg Brooklyn, the MODA collection includes drawings made on a host of materials including napkins, found paper, and cardboard, to more elaborate three dimensional sculptural displays.
The MODA collection includes work by: Enoch Emory, Ben Shambaugh, Tom Smrtic, Donald O'Finn, Katie Welty, Sam Crees, Nate Walker PFC, Timothy Miller, Justin Kase, Fred Mc Fate, Peter Teraberry, Some Professor from Pratt, Clayton Vogel-dreck, Shane Caffrey from the collection of Clay Vogel, Paula Bollers, Timothy Harrod, Damien Leibold, Alex Bell, Greg Henderson, Chris Beams, Anthony R. Toe, Ross, Maurice Lester, Rust Post, Scott Harder, Gregg Samosa, Bon Scott, N. E. Vretta, J. Otto, and Fred Thompson.
In addition, one wall in the gallery will be left empty for Beacon donations to the MODA
collection! For further information and samples of the work on view please visit www.themuseumofdrunckenart.blogspot.com
The MODA collection is brought to you by Beaconstruction, Inc, helping to support and enhance the cultural life in Beacon through creative cultural endeavors in what ever form they dictate. Special thanks to museum director/curator Peter Teraberry for amassing such a great collection and to BAU artist Gary O’Conner for allowing us the use of the space.
bau - beacon artist union 161 Main Street Beacon, New York, 12508 Gallery Hours, Sat/Sun 12 - 6 pm & by appt. T 845 440 7584 email@example.com http://www.beaconartistunion.com/