We recently attended the Gem & Jam 2013 Festival. Gem & Jam was 3 nights of live music, gems, minerals, and art coinciding with the Tucson gem show. Furtherrr artists Damon Soule and Oliver Vernon painted live alongside Allyson & Alex Grey, and Justin Lovato. Here are some select memories from the event.
Bicycle Day Collaboration
Fill your ears with music, fill your eyeballs with art... On Sept 20, 2012, Furtherrr artists MARS-1, Oliver Vernon and Damon Soule painted live with Alex Grey, Allyson Grey and Vibrata at RE:CREATION in New York City. With a backdrop of amazing music and a dynamic crowd, photographer Colin M. Day was there to capture the synergy.
Furtherrr Painting Workshop at CoSM
Symbiosis is back on this year and we were there! Set in Pyramid Lake, Nevada, this year's festival coincided with a massive solar eclipse. Combine that with amazing art and music (some really, really big acts this year), and you have the makings of an event to remember.
Furtherrr artists David Choong Lee, Mars-1, Damon Soule & Oliver Vernon collided creative forces, and put paint to canvas under the magnificent driftwood dome. Symbiosis, once again, produced another year of magic.
Flagstaff Mural 2012
Live painting and beer! A winning combination... Furtherrr artists Damon Soule, Oliver Vernon and Mars-1, collaborated this May on an outdoor mural for the Flagstaff Brewing Company --located off historic Route 66 in downtown Flagstaff, Arizona. We all enjoyed delicious brews, great company & music, which culminated into the guys producing the amazing mural shown below.
Oliver Vernon Solo Exibit: Tilt
Oliver Vernon held a solo exhibition at the David B. Smith Gallery in Denver from 2/24/2012 through 3/24/2012. If you couldn't make the show, check out the David B. Smith Gallery site HERE for more info.
Oliver Vernon Solo Exhibition Tilt Feb 24, 2012 - Mar 24, 2012 David B. Smith Gallery 1543 A Wazee Street Denver, CO 80202
Our friends at Euphonic Conceptions invited Mars-1 and Oliver Vernon out for three nights of madness and painting at the Gothic Theater. Assembled for the STS9 afterparties, Euphonic Conceptions had created an amazing lineup of music featuring the Glitch Mob, Tipper, Mimosa, and Bluetech and many others to set the stage for the painting to come. Ringing in the New Year in style, Mars and Oliver created an amazing piece.
Burning Man 2010
The theme this year was, "Metropolis", so it seemed fit to pull out all the stops and go big. Mars-1, Damon Soule, NoMe Edonna, David Choong Lee, and Oliver Vernon all met to paint a mural sized canvas together over the week long festival. A 40 foot tall geodesic dome was built to house the canvas, and throughout the week, people stopped by to see the amazing work that had been done each day. With over 400 total hours put into this masterpiece, the resulting quality was unparalled.
Voodoo Festival 2009
Shortly after the Symbiosis Music Festival, an opportunity presented itself to do some painting in New Orleans, live at their annual Voodoo Festival over Halloween weekend. This time the team was set with Mars-1, Oliver Vernon, and Damon Soule, a native of New Orleans. The piece that was painted here also turned into a classic as the artists were already feeling very comfortable painting together collaboratively.