Artshow for Slipknot Clown

(PR) Slipknot's M. Shawn "Clown" Crahan will be making his debut into the world of contemporary art with his first gallery showing. On September 24th Crahan, best known as the visionary and founding member of hard rock act Slipknot, will host a showing at the Kirkwood Hotel from 7:00pm-12:00am in celebration of his birthday.

The show will feature a wide variety of work by Crahan including a number of acrylic on canvas paintings, framed photography, prints, and some of the Polaroids from his upcoming book, The Apocalyptic Nightmare Journey. Also on display will be the jewelry of Chantel Crahan, paintings by Frank Hansen, and paintings and films by Scott Kaven. The evening will be curated by the Des Moines based Moberg Gallery.

There will be live entertainment throughout the night as well as food and drinks. Mike Pfaff and Jeff Karnowski, of Shawn's band Dirty Little Rabbits, will be performing Jazz/World Music during the evening as well as a second set of cover songs with their group The $nack$. Also appearing will be DJ Starscream, better known as Sid Wilson DJ of Slipknot, performing with the Sound Proof Coalition.

When asked, Crahan had this to say about the upcoming event, "My first gallery showing is truly the realization of a lifelong dream. Polaroid photography has helped open the doors in my mind about layering, saturation and backgrounds. Then of course there's painting. I feel as though I've waited my whole life to be able to enjoy what I always imagined painting to be. This is now reality. Painting is one of the only artistic expressions that brings me ultimate happiness and freedom. This show is a fun way to have an evening dedicated to the celebration of everyone's ambitions and love for art, whatever their medium may be. So, artists everywhere come as you are."

To see some of M. Shawn Crahan's art visit http://www.apocalypticnightmare.com/
To see some of Frank Hansen's art visit http://moberggallery.com/hansen_portfolio.shtml
For more on the Moberg Gallery visit http://www.moberggallery.com

M. Shawn Crahan's Birthday Art Gallery
September 24th, 7:00pm-12:00am
The Kirkwood Hotel
400 Walnut St
Des Moines, IA 50309

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