May 8 at South on Main — SESSIONS :: THE ART OF TIM WEST & THE MUSIC OF RUNAWAY PLANET

Sessions :: the art of Tim West & the music of Runaway PlanetM2 Gallery is curating May Sessions at South on Main by highlighting connections between music and visual art.

For the second Wednesday in May, they invite you to experience a posthumous showing of the art of Tim West and the photography of him by Diana Hausam. We’re pairing the evening with a concert from Runaway Planet. Don’t miss this chance to see one of Tim’s favorite bands while seeing some of his art that has never been available!

Tickets for this event are $7 in advance or $10 at the door. Music begins at 8 pm. You may reserve a table for dinner by calling (501) 244-9660.

ABOUT M2 GALLERY
M2 Gallery is located in SOMA and offers a large selection of original artwork from both established and emerging artists. With a wide range of style and price, M2 Gallery is sure to fill your art needs. M2 also works with a large network of galleries throughout the country so that we can make sure to find exactly what our clients are looking for. Gallery director Mac Murphy has over 15 years experience, and has been the driving force behind M2 Gallery winning the Platinum Service Award for several years.

ABOUT TIM WEST
Tim West was a reclusive, college-educated artist from Winslow, Ark., who produced unique art for 60 years. Producer and photographer Diana Michelle has documented West for the last 6 years. West’s art, as well as Michelle’s portraits of him, will be featured in this short documentary. West had what should have been an auspicious start when at 18 he mailed a print and had it accepted into the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art, and he later sent a pair of works to the Louvre in Paris, where they were also accepted. Personal demons over the years led West to return to Winslow and live nearly anonymously until Michelle found him.

ABOUT RUNAWAY PLANET
Runaway Planet, a four piece acoustic band based in Little Rock, Arkansas, has a lot to offer, and brings over a decade of experience as a band, having played their first show together in the fall of 2001. The group has been compared to Old Crow Medicine Show, Trampled By Turtles, The Avett Brothers, Yonder Mountain String Band and others for their modern spin on the traditional bluegrass sound.

Runaway Planet’s members say their style and sound have been heavily influenced by the founding fathers of bluegrass as well as the likes of The Seldom Scene, Old and In The Way, New Grass Revival and Old Crow Medicine Show. With two full-length albums under their belt, many accolades, high-profile appearances at major festivals and events such as South By Southwest and the opening of the Clinton Presidential Library, as well as internationally broadcast radio and television appearances, Runaway Planet offers a level of professionalism and talent unparalleled among bands in the state of Arkansas.

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