Thursday, July 5
6:30 – 8:30 pm
Come see Blue Lunch perform live Chicago Blues and Jump & Swing at the Akron Art Museum Thursday from 6:30 – 8:30 pm as part of the museum’s popular Downtown@Dusk concert series. Also enjoy a lecture from Kent State University jewelry and metals professor Kathleen Browne, ArtCamp@Dusk for the kids and a cold beer from Elevator Brewing for adults.
Blue Lunch is a seven piece Northeast Ohio band that plays 1950’s era swing and blues along with Chicago-style blues. The band includes bass, drums, guitar, harmonica, keyboards and a full horn section. Since 1984, Blue Lunch has been playing steadily at clubs, colleges, festivals, resorts, weddings and at other private functions. They have opened shows for well known artists like Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Robert Clay and The Beach Boys. Blue Lunch is known to be one of the most entertaining blues-based groups in the Cleveland-area and keep a dance floor full wherever they go.
Kathleen Browne examines the art of several makers, including El Anatsui, that are sometimes labeled obsessive or whose practice boarders on the extreme in terms of creation, repetitive actions and/or physical labor.
Bring the kids down for the first ArtCamp@Dusk! Children7-12 years old will explore fun and wacky hands-on art making in the museum classroom. Registration is required for members and nonmembers. Sign-up today at http://akronartmuseum.ticketleap.com/artcampdusk/#view=calendar.
Concert goers may also visit the museum galleries to view Gravity and Grace: Monumental Works by El Anatsui and String of Hearts: Photographs by Bea Nettles during the evening. Gallery admission is required. For detailed information on this and other museum events, visit the calendar of events at www.AkronArtMuseum.org/calendar.
Downtown@Dusk 2012 is made possible by The City of Akron. It is presented in cooperation with 89.7 WKSU.
ArtTalks@Dusk are made possible by a gift from the Sam & Kathy Salem Philanthropic Fund of the Jewish Community Board of Akron.
ArtCamp@Dusk is made possible by a gift from the Harris-Stanton Gallery