Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Surreal Visions of Joe MacGown Exhibition opening today (Jan. 25) at 5:30 PM

My one man show "Surreal Visions of Joe MacGown" open tonight at the  Gumtree Museum of Art located on Main Street in Tupelo, Mississippi. The opening reception will be held from 5:30 to 7:00  PM tonight (January 25th).  Local Starkville duo "Two Parts Sugar" comprised of Caleb Hutson and Holley Rumbarger will perform their groovy music during the reception, wine and refreshments will be served, and about 30 trippy original pieces of my art will be on display for your viewing pleasure. 

 If you can't make the opening, the show will be up from January 25 through March 24. Gallery hours are 10 AM to 4 PM on Tuesdays through Fridays and on other days by appointment. 

Thanks to the Gumtree Museum of Art Director Belle Naugher for inviting me to show my art, thanks to the McCullough family and  Chalet Arts of Starkville for sponsoring the show, thanks to Two Parts Sugar for agreeing to perform during the reception, and thanks to my son Joseph MacGown for providing music for the video of my art (see video below). 

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Art Expo Fun at Rick's Cafe Americain

This past Saturday night (14 January 2017) from about 8 PM to 11 PM, Joseph and I were at local hotspot and bar "Rick's Cafe Americain" in Starkville, MS selling some art! This was a very cool experiment for Starkville with an art sale at a bar, along with a DJ (DJ Glotron) playing grooves, girls dancing with lighted hula hoops and weird winglike fabric on stage, and live painting by several artists!

In addition to our MacGown Art table, there were several other local artists presenting their wares such as Joseph Garland (MSU student), Libby Cagle (abstract painter), Paul Buckley (abstract painter), Blaine Gerrard (wacky dude), Paisley Hamilton (handmade hippie fashions), and several others.

Overall, the event was a huge success with lots of folks showing up to see the art and talk to us about it. We sold quite a few prints, and I noticed several folks leaving with art from other artists too, so it looked like a successful evening for them as well.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

MacGown Art at Ricks Art Bash, January 14, 2017, 8 pm

This Saturday, January 14, Me and Joseph and some other art jokers will be selling prints and stuff at Ricks starting at 8 PM. DJ Glotron will be slapping glowing sounds around as well. Live painting, likely some glowy hula-hoop girls, other artistic antics. Come on out and join in the fun.

Thanks to Ricks Cafe and Kori Baudoin for setting this event up and inviting us, and thanks to Mark Wood, owner of Chalet Arts, for his continued support!

Monday, January 2, 2017

"Subconscious Visions of Joe MacGown" at Gumtree Museum of Art, Tupelo, MS - 25 Jan- 24 March 2017

I will be having a one man show featuring both color and black and white pieces at Gumtree Museum of Art located on Main Street in Tupelo, Mississippi from January 25 through March 24. The opening reception will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 PM on Wednesday, January 25th.  Gallery hours are 10 AM to 4 PM on Tuesdays through Fridays. 

Caleb Hutson and Holly Rebecca Rumbarger are planning some live music during the opening. 

Thanks to the Gumtree Museum of Art and director Belle Naugher for the opportunity to show my art there, thanks to Mark Wood and Chalet Arts for their continued support, and to Tesheva for inspirational 

Some samples of what I will have in the show (below).