It’s the big week of FestivALL and that means that your PopCulteer is almost too pooped to PopCult. Rather than write a long weekend preview for all of the ten million things happening in town at the same time this weekend, today you’re gonna get a bunch of photos.
You will see images like the one at right from last Tuesday’s IWA East Coast show, “Pondo’s Birthday Bash 2,” then we’ll take you to the Wednesay evening art auction for the East End Main Street Public Art Initiative (my piece sold this year-YAY) and then we’re going to look at the “Pop Goes The Weasel” exhibit at Apartment Earth, which debuted during ArtWalk Thursday night.
You can still see this cool show at Apartment Earth Saturday and Sunday, while FestivALL is having their art fair on Capitol Street and their antique fair on Hale street. Stop in between for a chance to buy some art by the likes of Glen Brogan, Mark Wolfe, Rob Cleland, Eric Pardue, Jake Fertig, Amanda Jane Miller and tons of other cool folk…oh, and me too.
We’re running late today, so Unleash the photos…
IWA East Coast: Pondo’s Birthday Bash 2
IWA EC’s Man of Every Year, Mad Man Pondo
I really wish I wasn’t so bad with names. Anybody who wants to identify the wrestlers in the comments, please do
A texas Bullrope match opened the night at IWA EC
Who knew that the split-up of Right Said Fred was so bitter that it had to be settled in the ring?
B.J. Whitmer retains his title as IWA EC World Heavyweight Champion
A brutal falls count anywhere match
Crazy mary Dobson enters the ring, accompanyed by surprise guest, the legendary Kevin Sullivan
The birthday boy, Mad Man Pondo, caught on camera by Nicky Walters
The stremers fly when Pondo is introduced
Crazy Mary delivers a kick to the gut
In case you were wondering how she got the name, “Crazy Mary Dobson”
Stop sign to the head to finish the evening
The East End Main Street Streetworks Art Auction
Our host and auctioneer, Ted Brightwell
The music was provided by Sean Richardson and Mark Davis, or as some folks call them, “VoodooJitzu.”
Stealing a photo of Rebecca Recco as she poses for someone else in front of her art
Nice crowd for this gala
Work by Rebecca Recco, Rob Cleland, Rob Hrezo and some guy
Large immobile heads in front of work by Glen Brogan and Ian Bode
More cool works
And even more, includeing work by Bernice Deakins and Carrie Kirk
Moments before the bidding starts
Our auctioneer, working the crowd
Pop Goes The Weasel
This show is so cool and so much fun that I’m keeping the captions to a minimum.
I had to stop and enjoy Rob Cleland’s tribute to Lancelot Link, Secret Chimp
Why yes, that would be a video piece by RFC contributor, Jake Fertig
That’s my piece, next to Rob Cleland’s and under Mark Wolfe’s. I’m only pointing that out so I can brag about being in good company.
That’s it for this very late FestivALL week PopCulteer. Next week we hope to be back to normal. We already have toys and books lined up to review and get ready for a special PopCulteer next Friday because I know that hardly anyone will be reading this blog on the Fourth of July and it should be spectacularly half-assed.