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Art Inspired by Music

I put out the call to my social media friends and followers once again, this time asking for music-inspired art and/or poster and album art. What I got was a rad and eclectic mix of poster designs, paintings, and photography. Check it out.

This painting is Sam Aplin's translation of Florence + the Machine's "Only if for a night" for the Secret 7" competition. © Sam Aplin Art 2012

The cover of "The Pattern Act" by M E D I A, submitted by @PunkSoda

From the "Envy" set (inspired by NIN's "Reptile"), as part of a photography series based on the 7 Deadly Sins. Shot and submitted by @AmberGhosh

A poster for Mixed Use Media & 22Thoughts in San Antonio, TX. Submitted by @PunkSoda

"Tangerine Trees and Marmalade Skies" - One of 2 lovely Beatles-inspired floral paintings submitted by Brandi Solomon.

"Sky of Blue and Sea of Green" - Beatles-inspired floral painting submitted by Brandi Solomon.

And, though this submission isn’t fine art, is certainly is creative design and would make an awesome gift for any music lover. Plus, I can’t pass up an opportunity to show off the seriously cool work my friends are doing. These coasters by Melissa Stewart at Crab Apple Designs are made from upcycled vintage sheet music.

(Click the photo for a link to the Etsy listing, where you can purchase this mega-cool coaster set.)

Next post theme in this series of curated art, just in time for Valentine’s Day: LOVE!
Send your submissions via Twitter to @JenHeartsArt.


Opening tonight- Cathedral of Junk photo art exhibit by Number 9 Photography

The Cathedral of Junk, an eclectic and endangered Austin landmark, is something you have to see to believe. The local team of artists at Number 9 Photography captured the cathedral’s details back in February 2010 prior to the news it would be dismantled, then revisited the location in March 2011. The photos they captured are on display to the public as of tonight’s opening reception at Starving Art Studios.

A percentage (20%) of the artwork sales will be donated to the owner, Vince “Junk King” Hanneman. Your patronage helps to support the Cathedral of Junk, as well as local artists. All of the photos will be on display until May 31, 2011.

The opening is May 6th at 7:30pm and the galleries are open every weekend. Check out www.austinstarvingart.com for detailed information and specific times.

First F.A.M. inaugural weekend featuring food, art, and music – Austin art events | Examiner.com

Update: Due to weather, the programming for 2/4 (6:30-12am) has moved to the evening of 2/26. It has been added to 2/26 daytime programming (12pm-6:30pm), which includes a fashion show and is still in the process of being finalized, making the upcoming date an all day event lasting from 12pm-12am.

Local artist and small business owner, Chantell Champlain (Strong Deer Art, Kalei Doscope Aromacare, and more) is launching her new monthly recurring art event on February 4, 2011. Subsequent events will take place at 6th and Waller on the first weekend of each month, and will feature live art, music, food vendors, an artist market, and more. Get all the details here:
First F.A.M. inaugural weekend featuring food, art, and music – February 4th-5th – Austin art events | Examiner.com.

You can also RSVP on Facebook (Friday, Saturday) and Do512 (Friday, Saturday). Check out the links for each day to see the lineup, as music and live art will differ from day to day.

Below are a couple of photos – consider it a pre-exhibit sneak preview – of two of the artists showing new work at the show. The photography and styling is by Keep Austin Pinup, a collaborative project by Phill Janzen and Kira Pinion. Want to see more? Don’t miss this event!

Chantell - KeepAustinPinup.com

Artist and event organizer Chantell Champlain, styled and captured by Keep Austin Pinup

Nicole - KeepAustinPinup.com

Artist Nicole Menard, styled and photographed in her element by Keep Austin Pinup

Keep Austin Collaborative!

There are lots of awesome connections being made and creative forces feeding off of one another these days in Austin. This situation, and the energy it breeds, are the very thing upon which I’m basing most of my impending projects and events.

On Friday, September 24th, I met Phill Janzen & Kira Pinion, who are working together on the collaborative project known as Keep Austin Pinup. Kira (Fleur Artistry) made me look fantastic, and Phill created some magical photos, some of which I’d venture to say are the best portraits that I’ve ever taken.

I made sure to bring some of the people with whom I’m planning and developing upcoming products and events along for the ride, in hopes that we can all benefit from involvement in the shoot. Megan Summerville (@SewSister) contributed the lace petticoat skirt and the black & white floral undergarments she designed and made, as well as the pearl necklaces from her personal jewelry collection. The black corset (which was worn in the shoot with a black waist-cincher on top) was purchased from Kuhmillion Lingerie. Kuhmillion is an online lingerie retailer owned by Beth Hempton, who also created SnuggleHerd and co-founded The WonderCraft. Beth H. and her business partner, Beth A., are working closely with me to present the October 23rd art, fashion, and fall shopping event at Starving Art Studios/EAT: Glitter, Glam, & Gore. All the juicy details about that will be posted here in the next couple of days!

KeepAustinPinup.com, Fleur Artistry, Kuhmillion, Megan Summerville Fine Lingerie, and JenniferHeartsArt.etsy.com will all have logos placed on some of the photos from my shoot, which will be printed and distributed for promotional purposes for all of us! Check out my previous post for details on how to get one for yourself. Autographed, even!

Meanwhile, here’s one of my favorite photos from the session, featuring my paintings. Enjoy. 🙂


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