On the SB Tuesdays front, we have gained a media partner in SNAP Sudbury. This is great news! Not only will it allow our events to reach a greater audience, it means that we are getting recognized. Our next event is fast approaching, but we are on the ball and looking forward to it. It's looking like we will get a great turnout. I can't wait to see the theatre full of bubbles and glow sticks!
Another interesting project I've been working on is part of a fundraising initiative by MOVEABLE TYPE, a group of young local designers rallied together by our college Professor, Ron Beltrame. Each designer was given two lyric phrases from the song, Step right Up, by Tom Waits. All our interpretations will be compiled into one large poster. All profit from the poster sales will go to the Sudbury Food Bank. Mr. Waits' chosen charity. It's been a really fun project to work on, and I have to say, all the pieces look great, I can't wait to see the final product. On the right is one of my submissions. I will update, when the final poster is ready for sale, incase anyone would like one.
I'm not sure how many of you out there are horror fans, but I feel the need to share this. It's become a passion of mine. Big fan of Night of the Living Dead? The George A. Romero cult classic that started the line of iconic zombie films. The Evans City Chapel, used in the beginning sequence of the film needs your help! The chapel and cemetery are the only remaining locations that were used in the original film, and have fallen in to disrepair. But, a group of ravenous fans have started an initiative to save the chapel! Personally, I'm toying with the idea of holding a fundraiser here, in my home town, far away from where the chapel lays. Being such a big fan of horror and Romero, I feel like we can't just let this piece of movie history disappear. For more information on the group and their efforts, you can find them here: fixthechapel.com You can donate, or support the cause by purchasing a T-shirt or hoodie.
Lastly, I'm continuing to look into galleries to host an exhibition of my work. I have a few leads, and they look promising. This has been on my bucket list for a while, so to be so close to accomplishing it is a great feeling. Technically I have been part of a show, the Save the Sudbury Water exhibition that took place a couple years ago at The Fromagerie. I had one piece in the show, a grim look at a lone survivor trying to make it in the Zombie Apocalypse, taking his chances on the water tower, as the undead masses shamble closer. What I'm looking for now, is a full exhibition of my work, showcasing my cemetery photography, and my books. I've been working on some promotional material, that will be going to print very soon.
I wonder what February will bring?