mica wire art

went street performing for the first time in Asheville this year and received the most amazing gift to start the season!

scavenger-micah-wire-wrap-tree

this was created by my friend scavenger who travels the country by train selling his wire art. he picked the mica out of a spring in california. neat!

 

marc

happening

we had a happening last night on the streets of asheville north carolina. doesn’t happen very often (pun intended) but when it does.. whew it’s magical. here’s a snapshot i grabbed in between playing violin tunes.

artist painting in asheville

yeah he was painting while i played music! and there were dancers, balloon twisters (do you see the miniature jerry garcia balloon in the top right corner?), plus face painting! it was magical.

 

-marc

Live Artwork

Wow! It’s so amazing when visual artists feel inspired to create while listening to TAMDF live. We though it’d be fun to show off some of the artwork that has been gifted to Marc after performances. Whether on the street, at a concert hall, or in someone’s home (house shows woot woot).. these spontaneous creations never cease to amaze us with how well they capture musical moments in time.

live-artwork-rochester-new-york

We start with a simple sketch. Simple yet complex, this piece was created and gifted to Marc at a house show in Rochester New York back in July 2011. It was a phenomenal night with TAMDF playing alongside Jeffrey Lewis, Seth Faergolzia, and John Ludington! This art piece definitely was the icing on the cake! Unfortunately the artist never told Marc her name. Very mysterious and beautiful!

house-show-moment-in-time

Next up is a moment in time. It’s an amazing capture but we’re not sure who the photographer is. This was at a house show in Asheville North Carolina.

henry-sullivan-busking-photo-asheville

Here now is an ABSOLUTELY AMAZING piece that was “photographed” by the very talented Henry J. Sullivan. Henry was passing through Asheville and happened to catch Marc performing on the street last week. What a beautiful piece of art! Marc has this framed and it is on display in his studio.

Ok so it may be weird to hang up artwork of yourself but because this is such a beautiful piece, that should make it ok and not weird!

evan-church-of-holy-colors

This piece was created at a show back in July 2010. The artist is Evan Galbicka of The Church of Holy Colors. It was done on a 6″ x 6″ block of wood and was gifted to Marc after the show. It’s so neat to see visual interpretations of music!

busking-sketch-asheville

Next is a sketch that was done just last Sunday. That’s right, less than a week ago! The artist, whose name is unknown (unless you can decipher the signature), caught Marc performing in downtown Asheville in front of an art gallery. This is better than any tip put in Marc’s tip jar!

alma-elaine-poster

And finally we thought it’d be fun to add this beautiful piece into the mix. Although it wasn’t done at a live show, we’re pretty sure Alma Elaine Shoaf was listening to TAMDF at least some of the time while she created this piece. Haha. This poster art was commissioned by Marc and is available for purchase at live shows.

To all you visual artists out there… if you’re ever at a TAMDF show and feel the desire to do what you do best, please don’t hesitate to break out the pen and paper or the camera or even the paint brush! We’d love to see your creations! And to all the artists that have created while listening to TAMDF, whether live or with a recording: Thank you for creating something beautiful and intertwining TAMDF’s music into the process. It really does mean the world to Marc!