By Josh Davis, Associate Editor
(Dec. 13, 2018) Rather than the traditional 2nd Friday art stroll this month in Berlin, two local artists on Friday will host an exhibition of “nontraditional art for nontraditional people.”
Dubbed “Other Side of the Tracks,” illustrator Pedro Mule, aka Pete Mueller, and metalworker Jordan Pippin will be joined by eight others at the Steel N Glory studio on 304 Washington Street.
Additional artists set to show work include Marc Emond, Adam Weir, Patti Backer, Ashley Brown, Deb Rolig, Tim Thompson, Brian Robertson and Austin Widdowson.
The show, scheduled from 6-10 p.m., will also feature Evolution Craft Brewing Company beer and food by Gilbert’s Provisions.
Pippin, who has run Steel N Glory for close to two years, said this would be the first time he’s hosted such a show not just in Berlin, but in general.
“I have this shop here in Berlin and have a little bit of extra space upstairs, and I kind of wanted to be able to use the space a little more and have a fun event in the process,” he said.
Pippin said he and Mueller sought out like-minded artists – including abstract painters, those workings in mixed media and at least one printmaker – to join them.
“The whole theme of it is kind of nontraditional [art],” he said. “This [exhibition], in particular, is to try to have a little bit of affordable art available for the holiday season.
“I’m just excited to put it on and I’m hoping for a good turnout,” Pippin continued. “If things go well, I’d hope to and have intentions to do this a little more often, maybe every few months or so.”
For more information, search “Other Side Of The Tracks : non traditional art for non traditional people” on Facebook, or visit www.facebook.com/steel.mule.39.