Punk Rock & Paintbrushes have announced the dates and contributors for the second annual punk rock art showcase. This years list of contributors is quite impressive, Warren Fitzgerald (Vandals), Matt Skiba (Alkaline Trio, Blink 182), Hunter Burgan (AFI) and Matt Hensley (Flogging Molly) have all contributed artwork as well as many more.
The event gives the musicians a chance to showcase their boundless creativity. Matt Skiba had this to say: “I’m thrilled to be showing this round of my art with such beautiful friends and some amazing artists. Some of the new stuff is inspired by the scrawl on a childhood friend’s trapper-keeper as I remember it. He was super into death metal and was considered a ‘burner’ and ‘trouble’. They used those terms like they were a bad thing. I used lines from lyrics I’ve been writing recently combined with my friend’s graffiti. I want my new stuff to convey Hessian graffiti and ‘ignorant art’.”
The events founder Emily T. Nielsen had to say about it: “Punk Rock & Paintbrushes came into my life as a surprise two years ago with the desire to share my friend’s art with the world. I feel very privileged to work with each of these amazing and talented artists. We must continue to create art to share our personal life and feelings with the world but through the strokes of a paintbrush…all the while being punk rock”.
So with the holiday season fast approaching it might be a good time to check out the event and maybe procure a Warren Fitzgerald for that special someone in your life. The event will be held on December 15th thru the 17th in Los Angeles, California.
For a sneak peak at what you might see at this year’s event check out below.