The opening reception at North Water Street Gallery
(aka Standing Rock Cultural Arts) was the second of 3 DEVO-related events in Ohio during the month of August 2005. First, DEVO performed in Cleveland
at the Scene Pavilion on the 18th. Then the gallery reception in Kent was on the 19th, followed by the DEVOtional fan gathering in Akron on the 20th. It was a great 3 days, to say the least.
Rev. Ivan Stang and Princess Wei, top cats of that Subgenius
church, were a joy to see as usual. I was happy to see David Kendrick there, too...who is known for his drum work with The Sparks, Gleaming Spires, The Empire Of Fun
, and DEVO. It was also great to meet Ray Packard at the show, who gave Mark Mothersbaugh his very first art show
in Ohio in 1975.
After the gallery reception, The Spudboys
and The Paul Green School of Rock
performed at a bar across the street as practice for their show at the DEVOtional event the next night.
Thanks to everyone for coming out, especially folks like Tom Chiki
, Andie Hammett, Rev. AbNorm, Scott Orsi, The Paul Green School of Rock folks, and anyone else who all traveled from far away to attend the DEVO events in Ohio. Hope to see you again soon.
SEE THE POST-RECEPTION PRESS in The Kent Stater
Art Project Coordinator
The Visual Art Of Mark Mothersbaugh Gallery Tour 2005