934 x PBR
Friday, August 11 | 7 – 10 pm
Saturday, August 12 | Noon – 4 pm
934 Gallery and Pabst Blue Ribbon are combining forces to throw one epic night of art, music, live painting, animation, and of course PBR.
Save the date for Friday, August 11 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. as PBR takes over the gallery in honor of art and creativity.
Expect work from some of the region's top creative forces including Clint Davidson, Paul Giovis, and Sarah Schmidt, the force behind Malt Adult.
Stay tuned for a full list of talent.
Pabst Blue Ribbon has always been a supporter of the arts and individuals behind it. The art show campaign, held nationwide, shines a light on local artists and the culture around it. PBR continues to serve the art community through the PBR ART National Art Contest, accepting submissions through October 1. The art contest is the perfect way to tie PBR back to those that love it and are inspired by it.
finding light in new places
artwork by dru batte
Friday, August 18 | 7 – 10 pm
Saturday, August 19 | Noon – 4 pm
Dru Batte finds expression through capturing depictions of the shift in her reality and profound changes to her Self and perceptions. The photographer, as the agent of change, interrogates her sentient experience of home, community, environment and world. Here she portrays the intoxicating effect of grief that blurs the lines between comfort and discomfort, the tangible and otherworldly, the real and surreal.
Thematically, the faceless images reflect the isolation and omniscience that grief incites. Expressed in cool tones, these scenes are intentionally vague, anonymous and lacking warmth. The collection encompasses glimpses of her experience amidst the effects of grief.
“It was a way to retain my focus in grief, to observe and consider the world around me, and to understand myself and my perspective of the world.”
Batte’s evolution from the darkness of isolation heightened by life in a community setting, to depression fueled by a sense of aloneness, and finally the emergence from isolation to new light, to her renewed Self. Batte indicates, “I can stand up in defiance and in spite of death.” In celebration of healing, she chose film media for her photography and projection to speak to her reengagement and the chance to find light in new places.
August 18 – 26, 2017