Twice a year I get to have art shows at Midnight Sun Brewing Company in Anchorage. Once in January, and also in June. There are a couple perks to showing my oil paintings at this venue. First, I get to tap a firkin (a small keg) at 5pm of opening day to kick off the month-long show. Usually the firkin is filled with one of MSBC’s delicious brews cask-conditioned with special ingredients. For example, at my upcoming art opening this Friday, June 1st, the firkin will be Panty Peeler Belgian-style ale cask-conditioned with tequila-soaked oak spirals and lime! That sounds festive and refreshing! Another benefit of having an art show at a brewery is that every time I go there to check on the show, I order a beer, which is tax deductible!
I’ve been working on several new pieces for this show, including paintings of the Homer Harbor, a K2 plane flying by Broken Tooth Mountain, a tandem bicycle, and a 5ft x 4ft piece of birch trees that is for people who have big empty walls. I’ll be posting pictures of these paintings each day for the rest of the week on my Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter feeds.
Click here for details about the event, and please invite your friends! I hope you can be there at 5pm on June 1st to watch me tap the firkin, but if not, we’ll be there until 8pm on Friday, and my art will be on display and available for sale until July 5th.
I hope that when I tap the firkin, this happens, because a beer shower is always fun, although I don’t want to waste too much beer.