July 19, 2012
WILL YOU JOIN US THIS WEEKEND??
As many of you may already know from our past newsletters, Michele
are working hard on preparing a presentation that we'll be giving on July 21 at Alex Grey's Chapel of Sacred Mirrors
. The subject is Visionary Tattooing
, and covers a specific bandwidth of tattooing styles. In particular we are focusing on imagery that comes from the imagination and is created with the intent of healing, empowerment of positive transformation for the wearer.
The day's events begin with the workshop at around 1:00pm Eastern time. Although the class will be available only to those who can make it in person, the rest of the day's events will be shard via a live webcast, available to anyone with a decent internet connection. Just tune in to www.tattoonowtv.com
the evening of July 21, and it should pop up right on your screen.
We'll be starting the webcast with a screening of our documentary film Innerstate
, featuring 40 tattoo artists creating amazing visionary masterworks on canvas. Nominated for Best Documentary at the 2010 Great Lakes International Film Festival, Innerstate was produced within the tattoo community and shares an intimate vision of creativity coming to life.
Then, sometime around 8:00pm we'll be starting the panel discussion, where we'll be taking questions from the audience on all subjects related to visionary or ritual tattooing, with a panel featuring Michele and I, Alex
and Allyson Grey
, Oregon tattooist James Kern
and Boston tattooist Natan Alexander
. This should be quite different from the panel talks you've heard at tattoo conventions, and will provide novel perspectives on tattooing as an art form.
Finally, around 9:30 or so Michele, myself, Alex and Allyson will be starting a live painting performance
that will run into the wee hours. We've done some performances like this with the Greys in the past and it's always been a truly inspiring experience, with eye popping visions emerging from the canvas as DJs keep the energy going all night.
It should be an incredible day's events, whether you can make it in person or just tune in to the webcast
. For more information about ordering tickets, come to our online store; to tune in to the webcast, just drop by www.tattoonowtv.com
on the big night. So mark your calendars for the evening of July 21. If you're working that day, it should make for great tattoo studio entertainment.
Thanks, and we hope to see you there!