“150 Minutes” is a show of recent works by Anthill Collective artist Scottie Raymond a.k.a. eSKae1. It was initially inspired by his recent success in the Magic Hat Wall to Canvas competition, a live art competition where each artist is given 2.5 hours (150 minutes) to complete a piece of art. Building off of this concept, eSKae1 created a series of 150 minute “Instantly Produced Art.” The pieces are inspired and informed by the visual and literary artists of the Beat generation. Raymond uses mixed media, but primarily spraycans, to build and position juxtaposed layers, ultimately culminating in an individual character. The “portraits” are more interpretations, caricatures of icons of a generation when excess and experimentation were sexy.
I love beer, you love beer, Keith Tatarczuk loves beer. That love of beer has led many a men and women to do some truly memorable things. Perhaps not memorable to themselves, but certainly for their friends.
In that same way his passion for craft beer led Keith to join the rising tide that is the craft beer movement. However we did not all pursue industrial fermentation as our college degree. Or even do overly well in high school science. Some of us were art majors. But we are passionate all the same. So, hoping to leave his mark on the world of craft beer he loves so much Keith did just about the only thing he knew how to do with any certainty. He drew a picture of it. Actually he drew a couple of pictures. Thus the DRINKcraft gallery show was born, or rather crafted. DRINKcraft is a project exploring the art of craft beer through art crafted to celebrate and depict beer and its craft. In its debut showcase at the Magic Hat Artifactory Keith Tatarczuk (former employee of the Artifactory) brings to the DRINKcraft label his unique artistic style. Favoring graphite and charcoal he has recently branched out into water colors and some other mixed medias. This broadened range of mediums is likely fueled by Keith’s rather rampant ADHD. It is difficult to trace many influences in his work as he is terrible at studying and knows little about history.
Also on view alongside the DRINKcraft gallery is Keith’s first gallery production. A rather disturbing series of illustrations that were initially meant as anatomy studies and turned into something else.
The pieces could be viewed as the artist’s version of doodles, repeating anatomical parts just as one would repeat a series of learned patterns. As of yet this second gallery remains unnamed.
I am an artist from New Jersey, living in Burlington, Vermont. At 21 years old my buddies and I founded Powe. Snowboards. The company is an extension of myself in that all the graphics are limited edition prints of my artwork.
My passion for both snowboarding and art making have come together to produce my best work yet. I have been heavily involved in the arts for the past 8 years and my inspiration comes daily with my encounters both physically and mentally. My focuses are drawing with graphite, and graphic design, while some photography and other mediums have also worked their way into my life. Email. Instagram - AdamVindigniArt
The Magic Hat ArtSpace was introduced in 2012 on the Artifactory tour ramp and showcases local artists and their work. Selected artists will typically be featured for two month. When a new artist is chosen, we will hold a reception on the first Friday of that month to coincide with Art Map Burlington’s First Friday Art Walk. All of the artwork displayed in this space can be purchased directly from the artists.
If you are interested in showing your work at the ArtSpace email Dani.Gleason@MagicHat.Net.
Magic Hat Artifactory is located at 5 Bartlett Bay Road, South Burlington VT.
Take I-89 North towards Burlington (if you're coming from the North, take I-89 South). Take exit 13 to merge onto I-189 toward US 7/Shelburne/Burlington. Turn left at Shelburne Rd/Route 7. 1.4 miles down the road on your right will be Bartlett Bay Road. The Magic Hat Artifactory will be on your right.