culture

Carrabelle Culture Crawl dishes up art, music, food this weekend

The Carrabelle History Museum is hosting the Carrabelle Culture Crawl from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, March 19. This free cultural event is a celebration of the amazing art, music, history, food, and fun that Carrabelle has to offer. 

The Carrabelle History Museum will bring a variety of live music to the streets of Carrabelle, with folk, classic country, modern, and favorite oldies. Musicians include banjo player Frank Lindamood, Lewis Christie and Jack Zurawka on keyboard, Andy’s Gang, and Kevin Andrew and the talented young students of Rockulla Music School. 

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Local restaurants will be offering delicious signature specials in honor of the Crawl.  The tastebuds of seafood connoisseurs will be delighted by

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A Mister Rogers and John Waters mashup? Two Thangs shows pop culture art at AS220

Providence is well known for its vibrant arts scene, from its galleries and museums to the colorful murals on the sides of buildings. One recent transplant is bringing his unique pop-art vision to downtown in a show at AS220.

Matthew Brennan IV, who creates his art under the name Two Thangs, will show his work through March 26 at the exhibit “Voices Speaking Loudly,” the first show at AS220 since the pandemic hit two years ago.

The name Two Thangs comes from Brennan’s mashup concept, which combines two elements of pop culture, whether it’s the TV shows “Bob’s Burgers” and “Twin Peaks,” journalist and author Hunter S. Thompson with a lion, or a snail on a banana. The inspiration comes from conversations he has with folks and what they’d like to see in a work of art.

Artist Matthew Brennan IV, who paints under the name Two Thangs, poses with "A Filthy Day in the Neighborhood," a mashup of director John Waters and Mister Rogers, at a show in Boston.

Artist Matthew Brennan IV, who paints under the name Two Thangs,

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Seacoast arts and culture news

Iconic Ireland exhibit by Karen Desrosiers at Lane House Arts Center

Aran Islands, oil, by Karen Desrosiers

Aran Islands, oil, by Karen Desrosiers

Cliffs of Moher, oil, by Karen Desrosiers

Cliffs of Moher, oil, by Karen Desrosiers

Doolin Village, oil, by Karen Desrosiers

Doolin Village, oil, by Karen Desrosiers

HAMPTON – Local artist Karen Desrosiers will have an exhibit of original paintings at the Lane House Arts Center for the month of March. “Iconic Ireland” is a collection of oil paintings featuring iconic images and sights from Ireland and celebrating the Irish culture.

The exhibit features a series of large format works that Desrosiers has painted from photographs taken during her many trips to Ireland. “Themes of Irish and Celtic culture feature heavily in my artwork,” says Desrosiers. “The heart and soul of Ireland and the Irish people shine through the beautiful, rugged landscapes, the brightly painted buildings, the ancient architecture, and the wild flora.”

Desrosiers paints primarily with oils, in an impressionistic manner, applying thick textures and brushstrokes,

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ARTS AND CULTURE: Josh Messick

Mar. 7—Joshua Messick will be performing Saturday, March 12 at First Presbyterian Church in Ironton at 7:30 p.m. For a preview, visit youtu.be/PMPFaKpF1SM

Genre Style: Acoustic Instrumental Hammered Dulcimer Music — For this concert, I will be performing as a soloist.

Location: Colorado Springs, Colorado

How did the project start?

I first heard the hammered dulcimer when I was four and fell in love with the sound. I promised my mom I’d learn to play it.

What are three adjectives to describe your style?

Ethereal. Creative. Evocative.

Walk us through your creative process. Does it vary, if so, how?

When creating new music, I try not to think too much. I just play and until I find a phrase I like. I make quick record of it and keep on inventing. After enough good ideas come together, I make a demo recording on my phone and give it a listen.

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