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Forced Perspective – The Story of Artist Derek Hess

Derek Hess - Forced Perspective

As part of WCSB 89.3fm’s 40th anniversary celebration and Graduate Student Appreciation Week, WCSB & the Graduate Student Association present the film and discussion of “Forced Perspective – The Story Of Artist Derek Hess” on Wednesday, April 6 in the MC Auditorium starting at 6pm.

Light refreshments and reception at 6pm in MC Auditorium lobby with film starting at 7 pm and discussion with the director, Nick Cavalier & the artist himself, Derek Hess afterward.

 

Ghoul Power 2016! Celebrating 45 Years of TV Horror Host The Ghoul

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SPREAD THE WORD!

JUST ANNOUNCED! LATE BREAKING NEWS!

THE GHOUL HIMSELF WILL BE AT THE ‘A SEPARATE REALITY’ OPENING NIGHT TO BASK IN HIS TRIBUTE AND THRILL HIS LEGION OF FANS!

Scratch Glass! Climb Walls! Stay Sick! Turn Blue!

‘A Separate Reality’ gathers the greatest artists and entertainers in the land to pay tribute to the most explosive, wise cracking, Cheez Whiz smearing, Froggy bashing, movie mocking entertainer of all time, The Ghoul!

He burst out on late-night tv in 1971 on Cleveland’s WKBF-TV 61 with the force of a handful of M-80s and cherry bombs thrown in your face!

Beloved by every bleary eyed kid staying up past midnight throughout Ohio, Michigan and more throughout the ’70s to the 2000’s who couldn’t get enough of his manic frantic high energy hilarious segments interrupting (and greatly improving) low budget bad monster movies!

In syndication, The Ghoul Show was so popular that it regularly beat Johnny Carson!

Stop on by opening night Saturday, March 5th at 6pm ’til the wee hours for what is sure to be the biggest most explosive event in Cleveland history!

A Separate Reality Records & Gallery

2678 West 14th St

Cleveland, Ohio (Tremont)

IN PERSON! THE GHOUL!

IN PERSON! FROGGY!

A gallery full of artistic interpretations of our late-night leader!

LIVE! The Ghoul Girls! A sexy, sensuous and silly burlesque salute to The Ghoul!

IN PERSON! “Mini-Me Ghoul”! A 3′ tall living breathing talking miniature Ghoul!

The largest collection of classic Ghoul memorabilia on display!

NEW Ghoul merchandise for sale!

DJing all the classic Ghoul hits all night long!

JUST ADDED! The Ghoul will set a world BOOM-BOOM record exploding his largest item EVER! He’ll light the fuse to a 7′ tall Ghoul statue filled with 20lbs of fireworks!

What happens next is anyone’s guess!

 

Ghoul Power is BACK!

Spread the word!

 

We need your artistic masterpieces for The Art Event of the Century!

We’re BACK!
‘GHOUL POWER 2016’!
An Artistic Tribute Celebrating of 45 years of TV Horror Host Legend THE GHOUL!

PLUS! THE GHOUL HIMSELF WILL BE ATTENDING OPENING NIGHT TO THRILL HIS LEGION OF FANS!

 

Check out the Facebook Event @

https://www.facebook.com/events/172344229788674/

 

Saturday, March 5th
A Separate Reality Records & Gallery
2678 West 14th St
Cleveland, Ohio
216-644-7934

 

What are we looking for? Anything Ghoul related! The Ghoul himself! Froggie! Bad Horror Movies!

The best news? The gallery takes no commission! You just cover shipping costs!

Please email your masterpieces to ‘info@mitchoconnell.com” so I can post ’em before the show!

 

And to see what we plan to top, here are highlights from our first Ghoul art event!

http://mitchoconnell.blogspot.com/2012/09/ghoul-power-greatest-art-event-of-all.html

The Ghoul is Back

Renowned Artist DEREK HESS Releases First Trailer for the Long-Awaited Documentary “FORCED PERSPECTIVE”, the Life of Artist DEREK HESS

Derek Hess - Forced Perspective

“Forced Perspective” is a documentary film showcasing the life of artist DEREK HESS directed by Nick Cavalier. The film illuminates Derek’s struggle with alcoholism, bipolar disorder, depression and watches him triumph over his personal demons while showing how these experiences help shape his artwork. From Derek’s early flyer work and celebrated sketches to his elaborate mixed media pieces, this film showcases the evolution of Derek’s art and the emotional ripples it leaves behind in the world.

 

“Forced Perspective” is now in post-production and is expected to be released in 2015.

 

Take a first look at “Forced Perspective”here:https://vimeo.com/93108390

 

Check out some stills from the “Forced Perspective” here, as well.

 

You can follow the film:

http://derekhess.com

http://forcedperspectivefilm.com/

 

Donate to “Forced Perspective” here: http://forcedperspectivefilm.com/contribute/

MORE INFORMATION ON DEREK HESS:

Derek Hess’s work has been recognized in both the music and art world for over 20 years. Hess began creating promo flyers for shows in Cleveland, that soon gained the attention of a multitude of bands as well as the Grammy Museum, The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and the Louvre in Paris where he is part of the permanent collections. In addition to countless cd covers and gallery shows all over the world, he has been featured on TLC, MTV, Fuse, VH1, Alternative Press, Newsweek and Juxtapoz to name a few.

 

ECO: New Works by Steve Ehret at Translations Art Gallery

ECO Exhibit

To explain how excited I was for the debut of ECO the new showing at Translations art gallery in Canton, someone had to point out that Steve Ehret’s art had been hung from the ceiling across the gallery, rather than plastered to the walls before it registered.

Indeed, from the first steps taken into the gallery, it was apparent that this was no ordinary show. Curator Craig Joseph explained that ECO has been in the works for about a year and that he and Steve had been in contact hammering out the details to make it a special event.

Though Steve may be best known for his colorful creatures that range from friendly and furry to fierce and frightening, this collection is almost completely devoid of any living beings at all. Instead, the focus is on where his creatures live, breath, eat, work, play, and from the looks of it, where they collect clouds.

Sure, the keen eye will detect something slithering from a cave here or peeking its bulbous eyes above swampy waters there, but the main focus is pear shaped dwellings, trunks jutting from the ground and expelling mysterious smoke, ladders leading into the abyss, exotic plant-life, observation towers thrusting upwards, and…the skies. Breathtaking and magical while simultaneously welcoming and foreboding, Steve Ehret’s skylines are a mixture of emotions that seem to attract the most attention from the growing crowd. ECO: new works by Steve Ehret is showing at Translations all month, and I strongly suggest you go in with an empty imagination because ECO is an enormous buffet of creativity.

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