Thursday, April 23, 2015, Inferno, 7 pm; Friday, April 24, Winnebago Studios, 7 pm
Pop, garage, DJs, photography, painting and film — this two-day event features that and more, focusing on Madison-area talent. Inferno’s doors open at 6:30 pm Thursday for music, and the visual arts display begins at Winnebago Studios at 7 pm on Friday. Tickets are $12 per night or $20 for both plus a canned food donation; enjoy beer from Next Door Brewing and absinthe specials.
ABSINTHE Pop Art will take place on Thursday, April 23, at Inferno Nightclub and Friday, April 24, at Winnebago Studios and will feature a variety of musicians and visual artists. While ABSINTHE is largely a showcase of local Madison talent, it will also feature artists from Minneapolis, Chicago, New York City, and Boston.
Thursday, April 23, held at Inferno Nightclub, will feature basement pop band Modern Mod (Madison), singer-songwriter Sabrina Ross (Madison/New York), garage rock band Frankie Teardrop (Minneapolis) and hip-hop/rapper Rich Robbins (Madison/Philadelphia/Chicago). It will also feature a performance by a First Wave artist, and the night will end with dancing to a two-hour DJ set by tag-team DJs Rectify Electrify (fashion designer Maggie “Modena” Welsh and web-developer husband Corey Losenegger). The works of two visual artists will be on display at Inferno. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. on April 23. Bands will start playing at 7 p.m.
Friday, April 24, will focus on the visual arts with a group art show, including photographers, filmmakers, painters, glass artist and illustrators. Two DJs will play on Friday night at Winnebago Studios art warehouse space to create a fun, creative party atmosphere. The event will start at 7 p.m. and will also include a tintype demonstration (Civil War-era photo process) and three short film screenings by Boston, Chicago and Madison-based filmmakers/artists.
Next Door Brewing Company will be collaborating with Inferno to get beer on tap there and their beer will be available on Friday night at Winnebago Studios. In addition to beer from Next Door, Inferno will be featuring several absinthe drink specials.
Both nights of ABSINTHE will be 21+. Tickets can be purchased through the ABSINTHE Pop Art website for $12 per night or $20 for both nights of the event. In addition to paying for a ticket (name will be added to ABSINTHE door list), guests are asked to bring a food donation item for a local food bank/homeless shelter and a “robot” to participate in the Robot Art Project.
About ABSINTHE Pop Art Event
The first of a series of ABSINTHE events was held in 2002 at Madison’s Orpheum Theatre as an effort to gather a diverse group of artists and guests in an art-inspired and inclusive space. The mission to foster conversations, connections, and collaborations through creativity and to give attention to artists of all medium, as well as give voice to diverse representation, continues to be the focus of the event.
For more information and to buy tickets, visit www.absinthepopart.weebly.com.