AN OUT- OF-THIS-WORLD EXPERIENCE
Humans and Replicants (18+) are invited to walk along the pages of Philip K. Dick's 1968 cyberpunk dystopian novel "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?" on Saturday, November 4, 7-11PM at the Carnegie Center. Explore sounds and visuals designed to awaken empathy and prove our humanity. Come dressed in your 80s / post-apocalyptic best for a literary experience you won't forget!
$50 | OPEN BAR
$60 | OPEN BAR - DAY OF
$35 | NO BAR
$45 | NO BAR - DAY OF
NO REFUNDS AFTER
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 20
While costumes are not required for the event, they are encouraged. Put on your best Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? / Blade Runner-inspired costume! A special guest will judge the costume contest. Not familiar with the book and its cast of characters, here's a quick plot summary.
BUSTER FRIENDLY'S FRIENDLY FRIENDS
EVERYONE LIVES EVERYONE WINS
Bringing the power of the positive drone since 2007. Heavy and Heady sounds from the Concentric Drone Cult. Ride the wave at the forefront of history. The time is now. Tune in, turn on, DRONE OUT.
DJ DAVID AUSTIN
DJ David Austin will provide the soundtrack to our dystopian future. Dance with abandon to 80's hits with a cyberpunk slant. David Austin is a local artist, musician, and DJ. As part of Thank You for Coming to Our Parties, he's helped re-ignite Lexington's love of dancing with parties such as Higher.
Borrowing its name from the Ginsberg poem "Howl," Leaden Verse is a solo experiment by Jim Shaw of The Recipe for Gamma Rays (Lexington). Wearing a vocoder mask and homemade LED goggles that light up with his vocals, he bashes out sometimes-rhythmic drum beats together with ferocious, sequenced bass-waves, industrial arpeggios, and soaring synth leads. Surrounded by pulsing lights and fog, Leaden Verse brings you melodious tunes of a grim personal future. WARNING: attendees with light-sensitivity issues should proceed with caution.
BUSTER FRIENDLY'S ARTIST FRIENDS
Marissa graduated from Transylvania University in May 2020 with a BA in Studio Art and a minor in Art History. Her current artwork focuses on drawing a parallel between the way our brains may “glitch” and the way computers do, through the use of pixelation, fragmentation, and distortion. She approaches these ideas using a variety of media, including hand embroidery, cross-stitching, and video. Visit Marissa Price's website: https://sites.google.com/view/marissaprice.
Charlie Thacker is a practicing artist and educator in the greater Cincinnati area who completed the MFA program at University of Cincinnati, College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning. His studio work and research concentrate on contemporary painting and mixed media methods and are informed by 20th and 21st Century systems philosophy and science fiction. Recent exhibition venues include Cincinnati Contemporary Arts Center, CampSITE Sculpture Park, and the Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning. In addition to maintaining a studio practice, academic research and teaching studio classes, Charlie serves as co-founder and administrator of MangoTree Collective - a group of interdisciplinary artists and musicians in Cincinnati. Visit Charlie Thacker's website: www.charliethackeroriginals.com
Born and raised in Lexington Kentucky, Cecil got his first taste of fine art attending the Governors School for the Arts at Transylvania University. Afterwards he received his BFA from Columbus College of Art and Design, and developed a passion for sculpture after an apprenticeship in Sardinia with a master blacksmith. While working as a welder after college, he started a band called Autograf and subsequently toured the world for 7 years. Now off the road and living in Romania, he’s returning to his art roots while still writing songs and producing for the band.
Thank you to our generous event sponsors:
LexArts, Kentucky Arts Council, Reitzel Cook Foundation, fooji, Republic Bank, Subject Matter Lex, Gold Crown Gallery, and the Kentucky Book Festival.