Saturday, October 6, 2012

Crooked Fence Helps Halloween-ers Score at Artist Sweatshop

Posted By on Sat, Oct 6, 2012 at 10:33 AM

Crooked Fences Artist Sweatshop put original work on clotheslines for the cheap.
  • Andrew Crisp
  • Crooked Fence's Artist Sweatshop put original work on clotheslines for cheap Oct. 5.

Artists penned foaming-mouthed zombies, stark white skeletons and other monsters Oct. 5 under the watchful eye of a group of patrons at Crooked Fence Brewery's second Artist Sweatshop. The event brought dozens of visitors to snap up original work by nearly a dozen local artists on the cheap. Seated at two tables in the brewery space, artists churned out Halloween-themed work priced at $5 or $10 each.

At one table, Conrad Garner wore a bloodied monkey mask and sipped beer through a straw. At the other end, Danielle Demaray used the burnt leaves of an Edgar Alan Poe tome as canvas.

And with the debut of Crooked Fence's Grim Reaper Imperial Black IPA, the brewery payed homage to October's ghoulish end-of-the-month holiday.

At least, that's the feeling Hongmey Zhen gave, palming four pieces from artist Cale Cathey.

"This is like Candy Land for me," said Zhen. "I love Halloween."

Zhens spoils include reimagined super heroes from artist Cale Cathey.
  • Andrew Crisp
  • Hongmey Zhen's spoils include reimagined superheroes from artist Cale Cathey.

Kelly Knopp, left, Noble Hardesty, center, and Grant Olsen, right.
  • Andrew Crisp
  • Kelly Knopp, left, Noble Hardesty, center, and Grant Olsen, right.

Garner sips beer through a straw.

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