August 3, 2016
Metropolitan Kitchen & Lounge
Featuring original art by Pirate Rob of One Koast Entertainment
Jordan Sokel of Pressing Strings
Ray Wroten IV of Bond & Bentley
Joey Harkum of Pasadena
Brandon Hardesty of Bumpin Uglies
Bakke & Katie of The Grilled Lincolns
$5 music donations at the door
Music from 7pm-12am
dynamics and color, being dominated by the effects of gravity."
Rob began his painting in 2001 because of a dare. He was attending Salisbury University, living in Ocean City, Maryland and would soon become a drummer in the original rock band:
"Once the drummer of Pirate Radio, an Ocean City-based alternative Rock band, Rob Bryan spent years playing music at small venues in the resort area. Those nightly gigs gave him an opportunity to meet and perform with other up-and-coming musicians. In time, Bryan traded his role as a percussionist for one of management, and now "Pirate Rob" works with many of those same musicians, as well as a handful of other mid-Atlantic acts to help them build careers in music that take them across the nation, world and airwaves" (Ocean City Today, February 10, 2012).
Through the years, Rob has had numerous art showings in Salisbury, MD and in Philadelphia, however after having much National success in music (representing bands, Pasadena, Bumpin Uglies, Bond & Bentley, Lovebettie, and many more), this will be his first opening in more than eleven years. He has sold over 300 paintings in that time.
Another interesting note? On Rob's 30th birthday, he had his first art show and first song on the radio simultaneously!
Throughout the years, Rob's art continues to inspire a whole art curriculum at Weybridge Middle School in Weybridge, VT. Art teacher, Sarah Flynn has used Rob's art to inspire the her students to make a connection between the math, science and natural images that are reflected in these paintings, relating the art to topographical maps, satellite imagery and rock formations. This curriculum is now going on its fourth year:
"Weybridge 6th graders created art pieces inspired by the artwork of Robert Bryan. Students viewed Robert's original paintings and compared the work to different variations of satellite imagery. Color, shape and form create the "landscape" and were viewed from a scientific and social perspective. The topography imagined in Robert's work allowed students to develop their own landscape and story with their art and allowed interdisciplinary connections to be made on a local and global scale. Robert's work provides a narrative and striking personal connection to the audience involved."