Thursday, September 2, 2010

Gallery5 After 5

This one's extra exciting, so hold on to your seats! Gallery5 is celebrating their five year anniversary with a free lecture series and happy hour event every second Wednesday of the month. With an unusual mix of speakers, ranging from tarantula masters to statue artists, the goal of the series is to remove the fourth wall between experts and the community. We can all learn from each other and collaboration is what it's all about! The lectures will be short and sweet (20 to 30 minutes max) with time allotted for q&a at the end.

Aside from being super informative, the events are structured for fun as well! Live music performances will sandwich each speaker's presentation. The musical guests have been cleverly selected to match the tone of their accompanying subject matter. Additionally, drinks will be at wallet-friendly happy hour prices.

The series starts this month! Don't miss Tracy Wilson of Independent Label Collective next Wednesday, September 8, speaking on the subject "The State of the Music Industry Today and What It Means to You. AKA Don't Quit Your Day Job. No Really."  Musical guests Sara Gossett of Cherry Bomb and Climbers featuring Adah will be performing at the event, which kicks off at 5 pm. All guest speakers and musicians are donating their time so come on down and help make it a successful community event!

Special shout and thanks to Prabir Mehta, President of the Board of Directors of Gallery5 and rockstar (Long Arms, Prabir/Goldrush) for collaborating with me on this post. He and John Bryan, President of Cultureworks, are the brains behind this special series. Awesome job, guys - can't wait! Follow the series on Facebook.

Kristen Ziegler

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