This Friday, August 1, the Crisp-Ellert Art Museum in St. Augustine will host a unique collaboration event between two local artists from Neptune Beach and St. Aug. The band, Telepathic Lines, and visual artist, Sean Mahan, are hosting this event to celebrate the release of some sweet new material.
Rather than do a typical release party, the group asked Mahan to contribute an original painting as album artwork to be made into limited-edition, fine art prints. The resulting release features an 8 x 8 print of the painting on thin maple, a 2 x 8 bookmark on maple, and a download code for the newly-released songs.
Lenny Rutland from Telepathic Lines said they created this event because, “We recently finished recording a batch of songs, and wanted a unique way to release it. So we talked to Sean Mahan about doing a collaboration — we contributed our songs for download and he contributed an original painting that was made into a limited run of fine art prints. We also have tapes of the album out on DeadTank Records. The show is a celebration of these releases.”
The release party will take place from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. as part of downtown St. Augustine’s First Friday Art Walk. Attendees will also be able to purchase other paintings by Mahan, as well as see an exhibit of select vinyl record jackets featuring Mahan’s artwork from St. Augustine record shop toneVendor.
Jake Brown from Hear Hear DJ Services will perform from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Super Famicom plays at 7, and Telepathic Lines plays at 8. The exhibit will relocate to toneVendor on August 2, where it will remain on display through August.
Rutland said he hopes people will come out and have a good time, listen to some music, see great artwork, and go home with bellies full of hummus.
For additional info on the artists, check the links below.