About two years ago, Bad Art for Bad People put together a show in Tampa, Florida. "We didn't really have a theme for it," Bad Art's Bob White remembers, "and at the last minute, we decided to make it a prom theme." Although none of the exhibit guests were notified of the theme, the Bad Artists donned their prom finest for the opening reception.
Something similar is going on with Bad Girls of Bad Art: Psychedelic Prom. "We just decided that the bands we wanted to have play were kind of garage and psychedelic," notes White, who curated Psychedelic Prom. "We just put the two together. It doesn't really make sense."
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So take note: Psychedelic Prom is a reference to tonight's opening reception taking place from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. at the Continental Club, 475 Santa Fe Drive, and featuring music by the Omens, Dario Rosa and Dead Bubbles, plus between-set acts by Ooh La La! Burlesque and is not really a reference to the actual exhibit, which comprises photography, painting, mixed-media work, illustration and more by Anne Zeiler, Betsy White, Brianna Martray, Jennifer Swanson, Karena Conley, Kelly Bearden, Laurie Maves, Marie Vlasic, Sweetpea and Tami McKenney. Psychedelic Prom hangs through June 14; visit www.badartforbadpeople.com or call 720-524-6904 for more.
May 23-June 14, 2008