PBaRt v2.0 Show Friday at Designbox
A uniquely Raleigh event, The 2nd annual First Friday “PBaRt Show v2.0” will take place at Designbox Gallery on May 6, 2011 from 6pm-11pm. All artwork is priced $25, $50, $75 or $100 for anyone’s collection. The PBaRt exhibit includes limited edition PBR themed originals by Raleigh’s biggest names. Spend the evening with live music, acrobatic entertainment, fire performances, free pics from the photo booth, food-truck food and an exclusive aerial fashion show! Admission is FREE. A suggested $2 - $20 donation will be greatly appreciated and accepted on behalf of the Visual Art Exchange [501(c)3] and circusSPARK.
Artwork is curated by celebrity pop-artist Paul Friedrich, who also created the "PBR and the Unicorn You Rode in on" poster art. Featured artists include Holly Aiken, Greg Clayton, Mark Elmore, Eric Knisley, Andrew Goldfarb, Adam Peele, David Rose, Bart Cusick, Artie Barksdale, Victor Knight, Deneé Black, Gus Fink, Emi Boz, Anna Taylor, Skillet Gilmore, and Paul Friedrich.
Who needs a runway when you have a trapeze? High flying fashion meets circus couture when Raleigh Denim teams up with AcroEntertainment to debut The Curatory's new line of woman's pants in an original aerial fashion show at 7:30pm. Acrobatic trapeze artist, Kaci Torres, says she is, “excited to wear the workshop’s newest line while hanging upside down because you will be able to see the quality at every angle.” According to Raleigh Denim co-founder, Victor Lytvinenko, “these jeans are made for karate kicks and looking good.” AcroEntertainment will perform additional acrobatic feats at 8:30pm. Phoenix Rising will team up with circusSPARK to showcase the North Carolina’s hottest fire dancers at 10pm. As the event name alludes, PBaRt Show v2.0 promises to be bigger and better than the kick-off event in 2010.
Enjoy live musical performances by Brett Harris (Durham), Crystal Bright & the Silver Hands (Greensboro) and Skullbuckle (Raleigh). Denmark Records DJ's Casanova Brown, Zaiah & Holygrailers will open and close the event. The free concert is hosted in the parking lot between Designbox and the Humble Pie restaurant. Wine, spirits and PBR may be purchased at Humble Pie. Bicycle riders welcome!
6pm Denmark Records DJ's: Casanova Brown, Zaiah & Holygrailers
6:30 Live Art by Victor Knight and Artie Barksdale
7pm Brett Harris
7:30 Raleigh Denim Aerial Fashion Show
8pm Crystal Bright & the Silver Hands
9:30 Phoenix Rising Fire Show
10pm Denmark Records DJs: Casanova Brown, Zaiah & Holygrailers
11pm Official After-parties @
King’s Barcade: Twin Tigers + Lilac Shadows + = $8
The Union: Graffiti & Break-dance with Sean Kernick FREE
Official PBaRt Show v2.0 sponsors include, Pabst Blue Ribbon, Paul Friedrich and Onion Head Monster, WKNC 88.1, Only Burger, Shutterbooth, Designbox, Humble Pie, Raleigh Denim, Denmark Records, Phoenix Rising Productions, AcroEntertainment, GoodnightRaleigh.com and NewRaleigh.com.
For questions, comments or additional information, please contact Kaci Torres at email@example.com.
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