Monsterboy at South on Main tonight

M2 Gallery is curating May Sessions at South on Main by highlighting connections between music and visual art. For the final Wednesday in May, M2 invites people to experience the music of Monsterboy.

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

ABOUT MONSTERBOY
Monsterboy is Chris Long and Veronica Wirges, a husband and wife duo out of Little Rock whose love story captivates audiences one room at a time. After being discovered at a Bonnaroo open mic by MTV.com, the couple took on the task of finding a method for capturing the music that was playing in their heads.

The duo landed on recording everything for Monsterboy in their home studio, influenced by creatives such as Beck and Prince. Each instrument is separately tracked out and layered to realize the finished song, often using classical or tribal instruments in non-traditional pairings to get the feel they know the song needs.

Monsterboy is a genre-less artist, marrying indie pop with elements of alternative, folk, and grunge. Each song is uniquely Monsterboy in composition and vibe, regardless of the genre it is labeled. Their reworked covers are crowd favorites as each song is re-envisioned to feature a baritone saxophone.

This power couple has found that being a duo has its perks on live performances, as acoustic gigs lend a more intimate vibe for coffee shops, college campuses, and house shows. Alternatively, they can showcase the multi-instrumental skills of both musicians on the larger stages of venues and festivals.

Monsterboy has supported acts such as GGOOLLDD, Wild Moccasins, and Vesperteen, as well as featuring at festivals like SXSW and Solar Flux. The act is looking forward to touring regionally this year, while continuing their waterfall release of a new song every 3 weeks.

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 of experience and has been the driving force behind M2 Gallery winning the Platinum Service Award for several years.
 

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As part of M2 Gallery’s May Sessions at South on Main: Neal Harrington’s art and the music of Black Sabbatical

Sessions :: Neal Harrington + Black SabbaticalM2 Gallery is curating May Sessions at South on Main by highlighting connections between music and visual art. For the fourth Wednesday in May, they invite you to experience the music & art of Neal Harrington and Black Sabbatical.

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 BLACK SABBATICAL

Black Sabbatical is comprised of four college professors who cannot agree on anything except ROCK and ROLL!

ABOUT NEAL HARRINGTON

Neal Harrington was born in Rapid City, South Dakota in 1973.  He graduated from the University of South Dakota with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree (emphasis in painting) in 1998.  Mr. Harrington then recently married, followed his wife to graduate school in Wichita, Kansas.  He graduated in 2001 with a Master of Fine Arts degree (emphasis in printmaking) from Wichita State University.  Currently Neal, Tammy and their two children live in Russellville, Arkansas.

ARTIST STATEMENT

Printmaking, in particular relief, is my primary means of exploration in the visual arts.  The content of my work fuses the rich tradition of Greek/Roman mythologies with an American Roots Music perspective.  These visual ballads sing out in their symbolism, narrative, and energetic atmospheres.  My work balances a multifaceted investigation of independence and mystical narratives.  These themes can be found in The Bootlegger’s Ballad series and the pulp novel/comic pinup imagery of The American Goddesses series.  The bold and graphic marks of the woodcut/relief technique reiterate the tension and energy of the figures in these works.  In my Bootlegger series, I create an intensified atmosphere and an amplified dramatic sense of light with the addition of India ink washes.  The shades of gray either softens the focus or strengthens the focal point and contributes to the dreamlike quality of the piece.

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.

M2 Gallery’s May Sessions at South on Main continues tonight with the music and art of Bryan Frazier

Sessions :: Diamond States & the art of Bryan FrazierM2 Gallery is curating May Sessions at South on Main by highlighting connections between music and visual art.

For the third Wednesday in May, they invite you to experience the music & art of Bryan Frazier, of Diamond States.

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

ABOUT DIAMOND STATES
Bryan Frazier (The Alpha Ray) vocals guitars
Eric Morris (The See) Bass
Jordan Crain (Free Micah) guitars vocals
Brooks Browning (Good Time Ramblers) Drums

A mix of Britrock influences such as Travis, Doves, Snowpatrol, Oasis and American/Canadian heroes, The Stills, Wilco and Guided By Voices brings pop sensibility with lo-fi space rock vibes wrapped in a parka and arriving on a Vespa. A vague vision of Quadrophenia with better haircuts.

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.

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.

Wednesday evenings in May at South on Main feature music and visual art curated by M2 Gallery

Sessions presented by M2 Gallery featuring the work of Michael ShaefferM2 Gallery is curating May Sessions at South on Main by highlighting connections between music and visual art. For the first Wednesday in May, we invite you to experience the art of Michael Shaeffer as he spins records on stage with Control, a local vinyl business he owns with partner Wes Howerton.

This event is free and open to the public. Music begins at 8 pm. You may reserve a table for dinner by calling (501) 244-9660.

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.