Opening reception from 6:30pm to 10:30pm for local artists Carter Roach and Hiro Hubbard. The band The Adventures of Matte Black play around 7pm. Carter Roach is an artist from Baltimore, who loves creating dynamic characters and letters with energetic colors. Growing up learning to do graffiti, he formed a style that uses some of those urban influences along with vibrant colors and a cartoon character twist to create his work. Carter uses spray paint, acrylics, oils, markers and other mixed media to form each character and its surroundings. He has had his art work displayed at many venues and galleries including Elements Natural Hair Care & Design, The Alchemy of Art, Load of Fun, The Filling Station, Zekes Coffee, CCBC, Studio L, holy frijoles and Elevation Underground. Every so often Carter puts on an interactive and unique art show called The Quest for Breignstorm. The Quest for Breignstorm takes viewers on an epic journey through a large wooded area on a path showcasing his art in nature. The Quest invites viewers to open their senses and experience art in a natural environment where paintings are hung on trees, sculptures are hanging from the treetops and seemingly coming out of the ground. Carter has been featured as a live artist at Camp Barefoot, Pretty Lights, Rusko, Younger Brother, Eliot Lipp andEmancipator.
Hiro’s art is characterized by his vibrant use of color and his dynamic fusion of surreal imagery, abstract shapes, and in some cases hand lettering. He is an illustrator and muralist whohas painted murals for a variety of Arts Festivals and clients including the city of Hoboken, NJ, The Sarasota Chalk Festival, and Disc Jam Music and Arts Festival.Hiro actively creates a variety of work including paintings, sculptures, hand painted signs and illustrated show bills for The Adventures of Matte Black and Peoples Blues of Richmond. He is inspired by the natural world, music, typography and sign painting, psychedelic culture and surrealism.