Tonight, from 6-8, there will be an opening for Tad Lauritzen Wright's "The Bacchus Sessions" at David Lusk Gallery. Lauritzen Wright's paintings— murky portraits of Anna Nicole Smith, scrawled classical scenes and messages such as "civilization begins with distillation"—have the feel of Art Brut paintings with the attitude of R. Crumb cartoons and the morals of a Richard Linklater movie.
On view through November 15th
The second annual Five-in-One steamroller printmaking event will happen on Broad Avenue Saturday, October 18th, noon-10 p.m. Artists and friends of Five-in-One carved larger-than-life woodcuts, soon to be inked up and printed onto large sheets with the help of a rented steamroller. Last year's event drew a big crowd and was a lot of fun to watch, and, weather permitting, this one should be the same. The event info online tells us that "printmaking is a social artform!" and, in light of that, there will be an afternoon party in front of the Five-in-One store.
Also on Saturday, Emily Ozier will lead an art class from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Church Health Center Wellness, (1115 Union Ave.) Ozier, who has exhibited work at the Church Health Center in the past, is a painter and educator who will coach participants to create self-portraits and write accompanying haiku. To sign up for the class, contact Kimberly Baker at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 901-701-2238.